TADA teens commit themselves voluntarily to following weekend school classes every Saturday for a period of three school years. They do this very enthusiastically, curious to discover society and the professional world ‘of the grown ups’.

During the week, the TADA kids go to traditional schools that are located near the schools where the TADA activities take place.

Since 2014, the demand for participation has exceeded the number of available places. In order to ensure that full advantage is taken of limited places, TADA conducts a survey during its invitation rounds in the schools. With this, TADA assesses:

  • The children’s desire to participate in TADA
  • The children’s access to other empowering, extracurricular activities (like music lessons)
  • The general, socioeconomic familial background of the children
  • The level of education and employment of the parents or guardians
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Among the motivated and suitable candidates TADA conducts a lottery for places, with quotas by gender and school. Of course the parents or the guardians of the children have to agree to their participation; TADA places a great emphasis on parental involvement.