REALMS OF THE FUTURE

An online philosophical seminar for teens that will help participants develop critical and creative thinking skills, form goals for the future and define their life path

Context

Adolescence is the time when we are looking for our place in this world, form goals for adulthood, and think about the issues of life purpose. It is a period that shapes us as a person. Often teens are left alone with questions that worry them, and they need to look for answers on their own.

The mission of the project is to help teenagers find themselves, form a worldview and enlist the support of like-minded people from every corner of Ukraine. During the seminar, participants receive motivation for self-development, form goals for the future, with the participation of moderators, they will discuss with their peers the challenges they face every day: choosing a future profession, relationships in the family and society, defending their position.

At the philosophical seminar, participants:

- discuss topics that concern them: vocation in life, love, dignity, happiness, moral values. Participants will receive a collection of materials for a preliminary introduction to topics through classical philosophical texts and biographies of leaders;

- together with the moderators, they will conduct a dialogue, review educational videos and films, analyze philosophical texts, consider practical assignments;

- will meet with guests who will share their story of achievements and defeats, talk about the values ​​and rules that govern in life;

- will conduct their own projects for peers, learn to communicate with stakeholders, the media, maintain pages of their project in social networks.

Who can participate?

We invite motivated teens aged 14-16 to participate, who are in grade 10, are ready to think outside the box, take responsibility for changes in society and become a mouthpiece for progressive ideas.

The terms of participation

A prerequisite for participation is the conduct of a local online project «Realms of the Future» in your village or city. This is a project that graduates organize for at least 30 peers. During its implementation, adolescents apply their knowledge and skills in practice and provide an opportunity for young people in the regions to join non-formal education. The project manager coordinates the implementation of local projects, participants are provided with guidelines and advice on the project.

The selection criteria are:

- teaching class (grade 10);

- age (14-16 years old at the time of submission of the questionnaire);

- gender balance (10 girls and 10 boys);

- high motivation of the participant.

Reasons for refusing to participate may be:

- blank questionnaire;

- lack of video presentation;

- participation in the previous sets of the «Realms of the Future» project.

In 2021, the project will be held online on March 26-30 via the Zoom app. You can submit an application until February 24 inclusive.

Project partner

The Aspen Institute Kyiv is a Ukrainian non-party public union that supports the development of value-based leadership, fosters a culture of dialogue and creates opportunities for the exchange of ideas.

Financing

The project is funded by the organizers of the project the Klitschko Foundation and the public union Aspen Institute Kiev.

Contacts

If you have any questions, please contact the manager Igor Yefymenko by e-mail [email protected] or write to our social networks on Instagram (@klitschkofoundation) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/KlitschkoFoundation/).

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