Four Ways We Make a DiF-ference

1. Your Child Will Noticeably Grow

You’ll notice differences at home, and we’ll make sure of it. Our teachers will send you periodic email updates and formal progress reports. You’ll see changes in mindsets, behaviors, and skill acquisition. 

9 out of 10 parents see gains in public speaking and critical thinking skills.

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2. Our Families Come Together

When you join the DiF family, we join yours - so let’s work together. Is your child confident in some areas and less so in others? Are they shy or anxious? Uncertain when meeting new friends? Together we’ll create a supportive, positive environment for your child to learn and have fun.

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3. Our Teachers Are Awesome

Not every kid clamors to join debate classes - we get it. But every kid who joins DiF loves the games we play. And our secret ingredient are the college-aged instructors that lead the classes. They’re super friendly, encouraging, and just the kind of young adult you want your child to meet.

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4. It’s All About Impact

Other people can create some high-tech learning platform or a massive education non-profit. We’d rather build a community - something special. A place where everyone who joins us - parents, kids, schools, donors - cares about kids. Especially those that don’t typically have a place to develop their voice. At Debate it Forward, we make a DiF-ference by teaching kids to better listen, think, and speak.

"Everyone deserves to have their voices heard, and that’s what DiF does…"

United States Senator

 

Amy Klobuchar

Listen. Think. Speak.

Kids of all ages - and even adults - can learn to master the three lifelong skills that lead to healthy discourse. At DIF we’ll work on and develop the following:

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Listening

Talking Past One Another Doesn't Work​...

  • Apply active listening skills to understand different points of view

  • Practice techniques to negotiate and compromise

  • Learn strategies to take all sides of an argument - regardless of belief

  • Pay attention to non-verbal cues