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The Power of Debate - Middle School Level (Rising 6th - 9th grade)

Youth Debate League is offering a 1 week summer program for middle school students that will focus both on the style of debate at Houston area middle schools, and the transition to high school debate events.  The main focus of the camp is to teach the fundamentals of debating, focusing on individual workshops that guides students to critical thinking skills for school success.  We will debate practice topics that are more accessible to the typical middle school student in order to increase the educational value of the program.  Students will compete in impromptu event formats, such as impromptu speaking and/or parliamentary debate format, in the latter stages of the camp. Students will walk away with understanding the basics of debate and further development of communication skills, problem-solving abilities, critical thinking, and increased self-esteem.

Full Day Session: Monday to Thursday (9 am -​​ 4 pm) 


  • June 3 – 7 – Monday to Friday – One Week

    • St. Thomas More Parish School

    June 10 – 14 – Monday to Friday – One Week

    • University of Houston-Downtown

    June 17 – 21 – Monday to Friday – One Week

    • Faith West School, Katy

    June 24 – 28 – Monday to Friday – One Week

    • Nolan Ryan Jr. High School, Pearland

    July 8 – 12 – Monday to Friday – One Week

    • Cornerstone Christian Academy, Sugar Land

Full Day Tuition: $269  (includes all course materials)

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Early-Bird RegistrationOn or Before March 31, 2019
Early RegistrationApril 1-May 20, 2019
Regular RegistrationOn or After May 21, 2019

Secure your spot and save on tuition by registering early!

Last updated 3/15/2019 8:53 AM