Leadership Development

Law in Order: Parliamentary Procedure


Grades 5-12

Parliamentary procedure is necessary to make meetings and discussions more organized.  NSBE and other successful organizations use parliamentary procedure to help their E-Boards function effectively

All teen members have access to to our hands-on parliamentary workshops that include fun activities to keep everyone engaged while learning the "ingredients" to having successful meetings.

**All DMV NSBE, Jr. members in Middle & High School who wish to consider running for a 2019-20 Executive Board officer position is required to participate in these workshops.  Additionally, they are strongly encouraged to participate in the Toastmasters Gavel Club.  Both programs will help improve public speaking skills and build stronger youth leaders. 

Toastmaster's: Gavel Club


Grades 5-12


Through the Toastmasters Gavel Club, participants learn to:

  • Overcome nervousness when speaking before an audience.
  • Organize and present ideas logically and convincingly.
  • Listen carefully to others’ ideas.
  • Participate in and lead group discussions or meetings.
  • Offer advice to help others improve their speaking and leadership skills.

All these skills are necessary for earning a living in today’s competitive job market, but are also essential for maintaining healthy personal relationships and achieving academic goals in middle & high school, as well as college. 

The DMV NSBE, Jr. Gavel Club typically meets 3-4:30pm,  on the 3rd Saturday of each month. 

Financial Literacy


Grades 5-12

Schools are designed to teach skills & subjects to prepare children for college or the working world, such as reading, math, science and more. Sadly, there’s one topic that many schools don’t teach America’s students: Financial Literacy. 

Having the ability to use knowledge & skills to make informed & effective money management decisions is just as essential to reading comprehension or basic math skills.  Math is certainly part of financial literacy, but so is the ability to understand one’s credit rating; invest more than you spend; to avoid & pay down debt, and to understand how financial transactions and products work in order to make informed financial decisions. 

As much as our children love to spend money, they must in turn know how to be the creators of their financial wealth.