In 2011, Ryan joined Toastmasters because he said “like” way too many times in one sentence. He was unable to afford his first year of dues so his dad put up the cash! Two years later, he stopped saying like, developed his leadership and communication skills, become part of an amazing group of people and became the Youngest World Champion of Public Speaking in history.
He would not be here today without the help of his father and fellow
So in 2013, Chelsea and Ryan started the Mark F. Avery (MFA) Grant in honor of Ryan’s father and to help those aged 18-25 who cannot afford Toastmasters, but want to join, to pay their first year of dues. They currently accept one new member a month and would love to help you, or someone you know, get involved in this wonderful organization.
Ryan believes in using your voice to make a difference and supporting those who have supported you! Toastmasters has been so fantastic to Ryan and he can only imagine how awesome it will be for you!
Download the application and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line that reads “MFA GRANT APPLICATION.” You can also send a hard copy to AveryToday, Inc. PO BOX 9344 Portland, OR 97207. We are looking forward to reading your application and helping you get started with Toastmasters today!
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