HWK Debates is a non-profit debating society intent on providing many services to young people in London. The society will form partnerships with local school youth clubs and businesses in order to meet the needs of youths.
HWK Debates’s goal is to foster a commitment to young people that will promote pro-social friendships, strong interpersonal skills, and reassert a sense of hope in the future. Only through personal relationships can a sense of individual responsibility be re-established that will give youth the commitment to follow through on path to adulthood with a sense of pride and accomplishment.
HWK Debates is a Society that is in direct response to the growing number of young people that are in the community.
The goal of the society is to identify current issues youths are facing and give them the opportunity to express themselves on the issues.
The focus is slightly different at each level but the goal remains the same; empower the young person to make positive changes in his/her life.
HWK Debates will focus primarily on young people aged 11-24. It is projected that within three years, 50% of the system’s students will be in secondary school.
HWK Debates’s society will hold regular debates and give youths the opportunity to ensure to express the issues. Apart from debating, we will encourage professional development and the development of the skills that young people need to progress in to workplace or higher education and skills that are most valued.
Over time, HWK Debates will create a learning environment that will be an invaluable resource to young people, aspiring leaders and the community at large.