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The purpose of Guided by Kids is to provide educational opportunity to upper elementary and middle school students from a geographically and socio-economically diverse population in the Omaha area. We will provide educational training in speech, debate, research, and listening skills to students who currently have little chance to receive that kind of instruction and experience. Additionally, we will give our student members an opportunity to identify a community involvement project and complete work on that project.


All students who attend Guided by Kids must be in 5th-8th grade during the 2023/2024 school year, and all students will attend classes free of charge. Student participant numbers will be capped at 20 for this year's classes.

Guided by Kids will meet approximately 16-20 times on a weekly basis (with one week off in late February, and one week off in late March) Regular class sessions will be 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings, and start Dec. 7, 2023 at Omaha Marian High School.


Student participants in Guided by Kids will also be expected to work on their speech/debate assignments outside of class time and to communicate with their teachers, Fred Robertson and Payton Evans, via email, for extra help and guidance between regular classes. It will be important for students to attend regularly, and for any absences to be reported in advance to Fred Robertson via the contact information he has given.

All teachers and all members of the Board of Directors have had background checks completed and our Board of Directors has a policy in place to protect your children’s safety and security. 

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