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Who we ARE

Guided by Kids is a non-profit which offers speech and debate education free of charge to Omaha area students in grades 5-8 each year.  We will meet weekly on Thursdays, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., beginning with online classes via Zoom videoconferencing on January 7, 2021.  We hope to start meeting on Thursday evenings on the same day and time at the Kroc Center, if conditions change so that we can do so, sometime later in 2021.  We also plan to compete in either virtual or in-person middle school speech and debate competitions in the local area and should have our own debate competition hosted by Guided by Kids sometime in April, 2021.  We are committed to continuing to educate students so that they can attain the critical thinking and communication skills necessary to being informed citizens and leaders in their communities.


Student members of Guided by Kids learn and practice high level communication and critical thinking skills (researching, listening, questioning, note-taking, speaking, debating, etc.) while also determining and completing a community improvement project or projects of their own choosing.