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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 7 to 11 - Monday to Friday

St. Thomas More Parish School (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)

June 14 to 18 - Monday to Friday

University of Houston-Downtown (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)

June 21 to 25 - Monday to Friday

Faith West School (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)

June 28 to July 2 - Monday to Friday

Nolan Ryan Jr. High School (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)

July 12 to 16 - Monday to Friday

Cornerstone Christian Academy (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)


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

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Early-Bird RegistrationOn or Before April 5, ​​​2021
Early RegistrationApril 6, 2020 to May 24, 2021
Regular RegistrationOn or After May 25, 2021

Secure your spot and save on tuition by registering early!

Last updated 2/8/2021 10:54 AM