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 this summer July 25-29, 2022 for a one week mini-camp focusing on learning Congressional Debate. Class times will be 8-10 a.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8-noon on Friday at Omaha Marian High School. We will resume regular Thursday early evening class sessions, beginning with our first class on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, also at Omaha Marian High School.
We plan to compete at in-person middle school speech and debate competitions in the local area and should have our own middle school congressional debate competition hosted by Guided by Kids sometime in April or May, 2022, at Omaha Marian. 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.