Current Session Dates

Sunnyvale – Jan 6th – Dec 15th, 2019

 Fremont – Apr 7th – Dec 15th, 2019


Fremont Club


Address – 39737 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont CA 94538

Timings – Every Sunday from 10AM-11:15AM 

(excluding long weekends and last Sunday of the month)

Age group- 10 to 18 years of age

Fee: $59 for 6 months, $99 for 12 months.


Babita Ram – 408-431-0324

JKYog Bay Area Youth Program, Asst. Coordinator

Sunnyvale Club


Address – 445 North Mary Avenue, Sunnyvale CA 94085

Timings – Every Sunday from 1PM-2PM 

(excluding long weekends and first Sunday of the month)

Age group- 8 to 18 years of age

Fee: $59 for 6 months, $99 for 12 months.


Aditi Vijaykumar – 513-706-5865

JKYog Bay Area Youth Program Coordinator

MINDFUL communication and leadership

Mission: An initiative by JKYog to promote development of mindful communication and servant

leadership skills among youth of the Bay Area through Toastmasters weekly meetings/yearly events

that work on technical aspects of speaking/leadership based on the Competent Communication and

Competent Leadership Manuals, through a safe environment arising from practice of KRIPALU

values and through lectures by H.H. Swami Mukundananda.”

About Us

Classes started August 3rd, 2016 with the flagship club in Sunnyvale following an 8-week

Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program offered by Distinguished Toastmasters from the Toasters R

Us club in District 101 Toastmasters district! It has been running successfully for the past 3 years,

with a class size of 30 members. In Apr 2019, a second club was started in Fremont based on popular

demand to cater to the youth there following another successful 8-week Youth Leadership Program

led by accomplished Toastmasters from Fantastic Toastmasters in District 57! This club also has 30

members attending weekly meetings


COURSE SYLLABUS and information


The Competent Communication Manual has 10 speech projects – Each project aims to work on a

different aspect of speaking and leadership such as, organizing your speech, using your voice,

gestures, body language, visual aids and so on. 

Students are free to choose their topic and craft their speech using the principles highlighted in the manual projects. They practice their speech through the week with one on one coaching from their mentors and the club counselor and deliver it at the weekly meeting, where they get additional feedback from a student evaluator.

Similarly, the Competent Leadership Manual also has 10 projects – each project consists of a specific

leadership role that the student can take at a meeting – Leading the meeting as the Toastmaster,

providing feedback as an evaluator, or taking an officer role.

Communication Training

  • One – on – One Coaching
  • Children are coached one on one on their prepared speeches every week by adult club
  • counselors and youth mentors to become effective speakers.
  • Overcoming Nervousness Before an Audience/avoiding usage of filler words
  • Organize and present ideas convincingly
  • Control voice, vocabulary and gestures
  •  Project Enthusiasm
  • Give impromptu speeches
  • Develop listening skills
  • Lead discussions and meetings
  • Develop presentation skills with visual aids
  • Learn to provide feedback effectively

Leadership Training

  •  Learn to become servant leaders
  • Organize club events such as speech contests
  •  Take leadership roles as club officers
  • Take leadership roles at weekly meetings
  •  Mentor other students in their leadership/communication journey
  •  Organize large scale events as chairperson
  •  Develop team values and a vision/mission
  • Manage teams, delegate tasks and learn to communicate with teams
  • effectively
  •  Develop agenda and action plan
  • Learn accountability, responsibility, time management, resource
  • management,
  • Manage event finances,
  • Drive publicity efforts
  •  Develop a service attitude towards team members – Leaders don’t create
  • followers; they create more leaders.
  • Motivate
  •  Support
  •  Provide direction and constructive feedback
  • Provide resources
  • Resolve conflict



Upon completion of the projects in the Competent Communication and Leadership

Manuals, students can apply for and receive “Competent Communicator” or

“Competent Leadership” certification from Toastmasters International!

Try out your speaking and leadership skills on the big stage! Students also benefit from participating in the Annual JKYog Bay Area Speech Contest to test their skills and get feedback from experienced speech coaches in the

Bay Area!


  • Make Like Minded Friends!
  • Get Service Volunteering Hours for Event Organization!
  • Parents can also attend meetings and learn about Toastmasters.
  • Interact with H.H. Swami Mukundananda personally!
  • Swamiji graciously visits the Gavel Clubs every year to specially interact with the
  • youth leaders.

Learn in a safe, friendly environment. Our members are encouraged to practice these

values to make it suitable for everyone to learn and grow at their pace.

  •  K – Kindness
  • R – Respect
  •  I – Integrity
  •  P – Perseverance
  •  A – Accountability
  •  L – Love
  •  U – Unassuming


Begin your communication and leadership journey!

Contact us:

Email: jkyogbayareatmgavelclub@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jkyogbayareatoastmastersgavelclub/

Instagram: @jkyogbayareatmgavelclub