There are hundreds of extracurricular activities for your child. But debate is special.

Debate helps students develop critical life skills that are not taught in most other academic settings. And you don’t have to take our word for it. Dozens of research papers have shown the value of debate for a students individual growth, academic goals, and professional skills.

The Researched-Backed Benefits of Debate

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  • Benefits of debate
    • Better communication and collaboration skills
    • Improved logical reasoning skills
    • Expanded knowledge of social and political issues
    • Higher standardized test scores and GPAs
    • Increased chance for college admissions
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  • Benefits of public speaking
    • Stronger foundational communication skills
    • Learning to articulate ideas persuasively
    • Lifelong confidence in speaking to an audience
    • The ability to advocate for important issues
    • Improved writing and researching skills
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