Kids Philosophy Slam
The Kids Philosophy Slam is an annual program designed to make philosophy fun and accessible to all young people in grades K—12, as well as to help promote critical thinking skills and encourage dialogue with other students and adults. The Philosophy Slam asks students to answer a philosophical question such as "What is the meaning of life?" Depending on their age, students can express themselves in words, artwork, poetry or song. Each grade level has its own national winner, and the top four high school students debate the question at the national finals. The winner earns the title of "The Most Philosophical Student in America" Schools from across the country compete for the title of "The Most Philosophical School in America." The mission of the Kids Philosophy Slam is to give kids a voice, and to inspire them to think by unlocking their intellectual and creative potential through a unique yet powerful philosophical forum.
More information: http://www.philosophyslam.org/