ONGOING: LEVEL BookClub
One of the main goals of LEVEL Association is enabling young people to discover their own perspective upon the world and building a consistent, strong and individual personality based on personal observation, values, principles and tastes. We’ve discovered that opinion without basis and knowledge without understanding are insufficient assets when it comes to believing and being one’s self. We are also regretful that current times and the average lifestyle dissuade young people from taking up reading, delving into ideas and experiencing culture in a more substantial sense than simply visiting a place and talking to people. Thus, we’ve decided to launch a LEVEL Book club that would invite and provide space and opportunity for anybody interested in reading books and discussing them. The way this programme operates is quite simple: we jointly decide on a reading subject, author or book and invite all interested parties to read that book during the following month. Sometimes we also post interesting quotes and opinions about the books during that time interval to (...)
ONGOING: Speak Your Mind!
“Speak your mind” is the ongoing debate program created by LEVEL for high school students from Iasi, focusing on developing and exercising academic debate skills, advanced argumentation, rhetoric, oratory and public speaking, designing and writing proposals and essays, critical reading and text interpretation, leadership and advocacy of personal and social causes. The project aims at creating debate club in several different high schools in Iasi which would collaborate and grow into forming a network of capable, informed and active young people acting together for change and improvement in Iasi. So far we have collaborated with Liceul Teoretic “Garabet Ibraileanu” and Colegiul National, two very prominent high schools from Iasi. We have had over 30 people frequenting debate classes, seminars, events and competitions both local and nation-wide over the last two years. During this project, participants have learnt about ethics and axiology, basic principles of argumentation and rebuttal, persuasiveness in both written and oral speech, how to build assertiveness (...)