Youth Gavel clubs are for students under 18. Those 18 and above are required to join an Adult Toastmasters Club.
Gavel clubs provide a safe platform for youth to practice public speaking, giving/receiving evaluations in a constructive manner, and to think on their feet in giving an impromptu speech (aka "Table Topics"). The clubs provide an opportunity for participants to master their leadership skills by filling helper roles during the meetings and even serving as a club officer. This is a self-paced program, offering a challenging, enjoyable environment that nurtures lifelong skills resulting in a greater self-confidence and personal growth by way of both communication and leadership skills.
Toastmasters International Youth Leadership Program - GAVEL CLUBS - Where Leaders Are Made!