Public speaking provides opportunities for young people to articulate their views to a wide audience of decision-makers and influencers. We believe taking on these speaking roles develops communication skills and increases confidence, providing young people with valuable skills. It is also a crucial method of demonstrating the knowledge and skills of young people, encouraging others to involve them in their work.
In the last year alone My City Too Young Ambassadors have taken part in more than 10 public speaking engagements, ranging from organising and delivering a seminar for over 80 delegates from the planning sector, carrying out street debates with professionals and the public, presenting to councillors and committees, as well as screening their films and giving a talk at an international documentary film festival.
Speaking events include: