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‘Character Development’ is the primary focus of YLDP. Founded by Cecilia Jackson a decade ago, Youth Leadership Development Program spurs the needed thoughts and speaking skills among the younger generation. YLDP acts convincingly across time and place to serve self and others in positive ways. Youth Development and Leadership Program’s primary focus is on the empowerment of young people.

YLDP Program’s objective is to imbibe the confidence among the youth considerably. Of late, we can witness younger generation facing lot of hurdles in work place or in their life journey due to lack of proper speaking skills. This non-profit Leadership Program enhances their confidence to the maximum extent possible by and large.

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Princeton Campus

Princeton Campus and its Participation in YLDP

Renowned for its eat and drink, Princeton in New Jersey attracts younger generation to the core. Hence, we have our main program at Princeton location. Its located at 3490 US-1 Suite 19 C. YLDP Public Speaking Course is the most phenomenal course here. The duration of this course is 8-10 weeks and our students practice public speaking and leadership skills through prepared and impromptu speeches. This course mainly focuses on ‘communication’. Clarity on idea deliverance is very important and our YLDP Public Speaking Course renders the needed training in this aspect. Along with that, ‘Presentation Style’ also is given due importance. This course does the spade work and students are made to showcase their skills with uncompromised confidence.

When it comes to public speaking or addressing a large audience, the most important factor to take note is ‘connectivity’. Speakers should have the ability to connect with the audience. This will prove their success ratio. YLDP Public Speaking Course also ensures that students bring out the required body language when they address the crowd. All these nuances are taken care and imparted to the students. As an icing on the cake, these courses are conducted by experienced speakers who enrolled as students themselves earlier.

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In 2022, a total of 300 students were taught across different locations. Here is a breakdown of the number of students taught in each location:

  • Princeton Location: 180 students
  • Uganda Location: 35 students
  • Jamaica Location: 12 students
  • North Carolina Location: 12 students
  • These numbers represent the total number of students taught in each specific location during the year 2022.
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This program is designed exclusively for children from Grades 4 to 12.

Effective public speaking skills aid in career advancement of your children. They predominantly deal with creativity, critical thinking skills, leadership abilities, and professionalism. These qualities or attributes are very essential and essential in the job market. Moreover, speaking at events and conferences is a good way of building credibility and your kids can carve a niche for themselves with our Public Speaking Program.

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  • Tone
  • Timing & Practice


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