Do you believe young women and girls should have a voice? That minorities should be empowered? In human rights and social mobility? Or in British values of free speech and democracy? Then join us in developing a debate club.
IDEA's vision is to not just improve the social mobility of young people but also to develop their future leaderships skills through our debate education programmes, enabling them to be economically active citizens in the 21st Century. We work towards the social inclusion of marginalised youth by developing future skills, including critical thinking, critical consumption skills, divergent thinking, analysis, public speaking, active listening and teamwork. We do this by mentoring them to debate human rights issues relevant to their everyday lives in weekly Debate Clubs and tournaments.