Brain food for bright young minds
Thought-provoking encounters with high profile
Full Circle speakers and members.
On relevant and controversial issues, with feisty discussion.
Developing insight, confidence and public speaking skills.
The TeenClub is a new club for teenagers, (aged 14-18’ish) who are interested in learning and discussing good ideas. It’s a space for open-mindedness, critical thinking, good discussion and combative debate – but above all it should be good fun for all concerned.
TeenClub Thursdays: TALKS | FILMS | DEBATES
Every month, the TeenClub will offer three different activities: Talks, Debates and Films.
Join us on the 1, 2nd and 3rd Thursday of each month to engage with brilliant speakers, amazing specialists, and an equally stellar crowd of Brussels teens on the major issues of the day.
Join us for a 1.5 hours of talk and discussion with leading thinkers and ‘do-ers’ from different fields. Hear their ideas, develop your thinking and speak your mind!
Watch a short film or documentary dealing with relevant and meaningful issues. Then share your views with the others in the discussion afterwards.
Develop and practice your debating and argumentation skills, in a monthly debate session. In small groups you’ll research a topic, create your arguments, fine-tune your pitch, and launch into debate to defend your position – all in 90 min. And perfect your skills in time for the end of year Debating Competition.
Teen Steering Group
The Steering Group brings ideas and helps us organise, promote and develop the club.
Join us and you could help out by bringing your ideas, interviewing speakers and participants, writing articles, taking photos, making films, posting on social media, advertising at school, and preparing the content and guidelines for debates and film sessions.
The group will meet monthly, (on the 4th Thursday of each month) to prepare the following sessions.
ACTIVITIES RUN FROM OCTOBER – MAY
The TeenClub is open to everyone aged between 14 and 18 years, interested in great ideas and open to discussion!
An understanding of English is required, although for group work (debates and discussion) you can speak your own language if preferred.
The TeenClub activities are organised and coordinated by Full Circle and animated by a team of student-volunteers from universities around Brussels.
The main TeenClub activities take place on the first 3 Thursdays of every month, from October 2017 to June 2018 – excluding (Belgian & International) school and public holidays, from 5.30pm – 7pm.
(And on the 4th Thursday, we’ll meet with the Teen Steering Group to organise things.)
NOTE: Additional TeenTalks will be scheduled on other days and times of the week, to fit in with the availability of speakers in the main Full Circle programme.
All our TeenClub activities will take place in the same venue, in Central Brussels / Ixelles (Flagey area).
The venue will be announced in September.
There is a €5 entrance fee for each activity session.
(This however should not be a barrier to attending. You can always discuss your situation with us.)
A Season Pass covering entry to all TeenClub activities throughout the year is available at €150.
We ask you to become a Member if you attend more than twice. That way we can create more of a community and work together for a better programme.
Membership is currently FREE. All you need to do is complete the membership form.
Since October 2016, we’ve hosted regular Full Circle TeenTalks: Interactions between inspiring and eminent speakers and curious and motivated Brussels teenagers. We have produced an almost-monthly schedule of encounters for our bright young minds, in English, attended by up to 50 each session.
The TeenTalks have proved to be great fun, full of inspiration and down-to-earth critical questioning – and definitely worth continuing. So from October 2017 we are expanding the series into a fully-fledged TeenClub, with regular activities several times a month.
However, our great initiatives are not financed by public or others funds, so we are looking for individual and organisational sponsors for the TeenClub. Support our efforts with Brussels teens, by becoming a donor, or partner.
Donate here or contact us for more details.
Please download the membership form and email it to us.
If you’d like to make one payment of €150 for all sessions at once, you can do so here:
- Pay by bank transfer:To: Full Circle asbl
Account no: BE80 3631 2766 5477
Ref: TeenClub PAF, Child’s name