A free, year-long development program for students.
Training the next generation of changemakers
DD Academy is our main societal program, working every day to train young people in Estonia and Latvia and help them became the best versions of themselves.
Our program consists of four big courses, that take place throughout the year and which all participants go through – Developing Yourself, Understanding the World, Changing the World and Open Society.
Most of what we do is practical in essence – we don’t have lectures – instead, we have workshops, simulations, skill practicing and trying things out in the real world.
The most important part of the program are the 9 challenges that pull young people out of their comfort zone, test them and give them practical experiences.
We aim to develop the best youth development program on the planet. We’re not there yet, but these are the principles we’ve laid to get us there one day.
No-one left behind
We believe everybody can become a leader, they just need the right kind of push to get there.
Digital is good
All the content of the program is digital and gamified so that it would be exciting to go through.
Physical is better
The real learning and understanding happens at our live sessions and through the real-world challenges.
Triin Mirjam Tark
Head of DD Academy
triin (at) ddacademy.net
DD Academy works with NGOs who would like to have a team of bright students use design thinking methods to learn about them and suggest ways of improving their organisation.
Our happy alumni
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