Sites promoting/supporting philosophy for young people
A. People/Organizations/Websites with resources, including lesson plans and/or curricula:

PLATO – Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization

“PLATO advocates and supports introducing philosophy to children and youth through programs, resource-sharing, and the development of a national network in pre-college philosophy.”

The Philosophy Foundation (UK)

“The Philosophy Foundation promotes the use of philosophy in the public sphere, specialising in the facilitation of philosophical conversations in education, business and the community.”

The Philosophy Man

Includes a link to sign up for weekly ideas for teaching philosophy in school.

Teaching Children Philosophy

“Interested in teaching philosophy to elementary school children? This website will help you do that using popular children’s picture books.”  See also Thomas Wartenberg’s site about using film clips to teach philosophy to middle schoolers: What’s the Big Idea?

P4C Hawai’i 

The University of Hawai’i Uehiro Academy for Philosophy and Ethics in Education is home to P4C Hawai’i, “dedicated to preparing, supporting and sustaining educators, researchers and students who engage or are interested in engaging in p4c worldwide.” 

Center for Philosophy for Children – University of Washington

“Created with the aim of empowering young people to think for themselves through introducing them to philosophy.” 

SAPERE (UK P4C Organization)

“We train teachers in Philosophy for Children which encourages children to think critically, creatively, collaboratively and caringly. We help children, particularly those facing disadvantage, to become lifelong learners.” 

Philosophy for Children New Zealand

 “An international educational programme aimed at Year 1 – 13 students.”

The P4C Co-operative

“Resources of quality for doing philosophy with children.” 

National High School Ethics Bowl

“The National High School Ethics Bowl promotes respectful, supportive, and rigorous discussion of ethics among thousands of high school students nationwide.”

Humanities Washington: Cabin Fever Kids

“A new digital book featuring fun and fascinating questions based on children’s literature, designed for parents and teachers looking to get kids thinking more deeply about life’s big issues.”


B. More Interesting Sites/Projects:

Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children (IAPC) –  Montclair State University

P4C Texas (Texas A&M University)

The Center for Public Philosophy at UC Santa Cruz

University of Chicago Civic Knowledge Project: Winning Words

Columbia University, Rethink: A Philosophy Community Outreach Program

University of Baltimore Ethics Center

University of Massachusetts – Philosophy in Public Schools

Philosophy 4 Children (UK)

North American Association for the Community of Inquiry

brila youth projects – Quebec philosophy summer camps

Philosophy for Children Alberta

The Vancouver Institute of Philosophy for Children

University of Saskatchewan Philosophy for Children

Dialexicon – A Platform for Youth to Engage in Philosophy