DC Debate Initiative

  • Location
    NE, Washington, District Of Columbia
  • Status

The Problem

We would like to increase the ability for today's youth (4th-8th grade) to speak for themselves in a persuasive and intelligent manner.

Our Plan

Our campaign is focused on bringing speech and debate activities to under-served populations. By working with the DC library system, we are able to host classes at community locations that are central areas for many students in the community. We teach 1 class per week (roughly 8 classes of instruction per semester). This all culminates in a competition where students get to test their wits against their peers from all over the country.

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The Benefit

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