We enable disadvantaged young people to develop an informed view of the world, the thinking skills to form sound opinions and the confidence to have their say. Our programmes bring 8 to 18-year-olds into inspiring conversations about the world around them.
These conversations always include three key inputs from us:
Outstanding current affairs content for young people
Working with journalists at The Economist newspaper, we provide content that unlocks complex social, political and economic issues for beginners. We bring the news to life for young people through great storytelling, using words, pictures, video, live workshops and theatre. Crucially, our content isn’t meant merely to stay on a page or a screen; it’s designed to provoke discussions so that young people build their understanding of important issues through dialogue.
Expert facilitation that develops young people’s skills
We train and support teachers to facilitate inquisitive conversations about the news which develop young people’s critical thinking skills.
Dialogue across communities and with experts
We give young people from a diverse range of communities opportunities to discuss their opinions with each other and build mutual understanding. We also facilitate discussions between them and people in business, politics, academia and the arts. We ensure they’re not only heard by others but able to exchange ideas with them, so their audience is actively engaged with their arguments.