Students helping students

"...bringing the power of democratic thought through public speaking and debate to the parts of our world that need it the most..."

 

Who Are We?

Cognitive Exchange is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based on the goal of helping students in underserved or impoverished regions learn skills not taught in their countries (such as public speaking, critical thinking, and debating). We are fully run by students in high school and overseen by a formal board of directors. Through video conferencing and collaboration software, our student-teachers conduct 8-week courses on speech and debate globally. Through our courses, students have been able to receive admission to top universities and job offers. 

Taught 4000+ students since 2014

Our team has 120+ teachers based in 3 U.S. states

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Established in the US, India, Uganda, Ghana, Guyana, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone

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For Students

As a student, you will attain speech and debate skills such as research, analytical and critical thinking, body posture, and persuasion that will aid you with job interviews and communication in general. These skills also help develop the confidence to speak to a larger audience. Students also learn to accept constructive criticism and use it to improve their skills.

For Teachers

As a teacher, you can receive about 10 volunteer hours each semester and more if part of a leadership team. Leadership teams help develop collaborative skills and depending upon the team you can attain real-world experience. Cognitive Exchange looks good on college apps and provides you with the satisfaction of helping students. Teachers can also start a club at their school and provide the opportunity for your fellow students to get teaching experience and volunteer hours.

For Schools

As a partner school, you are providing the opportunity for your students to learn speech and debate skills. You are helping students learn skills that help them create a better future for themselves and others around them.

For Donors

As a donor, you are promoting education by aiding us in expanding and giving us access to more resources to impact the lives of hundreds of students in developing countries to have a better future. This provides you with the satisfaction of helping these students and making this world a better place by slowly reducing illiteracy.