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., except for our first two classes, which meet on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 and Tuesday, December 14, 2021. We will meet at Sump Memorial Library in Papillion in their largest meeting room, so that we can practice social distancing, and we are limiting class size to 12 students this year for the same reason. Guided by Kids also asks that all students who are part of Guided by Kids attend classes masked and be fully vaccinated (if vaccines are available for their age group). Both instructors are fully vaccinated.
We plan to compete in either virtual or in-person middle school speech and debate competitions in the local area and should have our own congressional debate competition hosted by Guided by Kids sometime in April or May, 2022. 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 of their own choosing.