Programs and Services

Services include academic mentoring, tutoring, statewide advocacy/local policy advocacy, community organizing, parenting workshops for returning citizens, voting engagement, financial literacy, and conflict resolution seminars including healing circles and peer support.

Debate Workshop Instructional Focus

  • Structuring Arguments
  • Rebuttals
  • Argument Development
  • Flowing (Debate Note-taking)
  • Advanced Research
  • Strategies for Upcoming Tournaments
  • Topic Analysis
  • Case Writing Sessions
  • Block Writing Sessions
  • Joint Research Sessions
  • Crossfire Strategies
  • Organization
  • How to Select Winning Arguments
  • How to Structure Speeches

Composition & Poetry Slams

Competition Events

  • Dramatic Interpretation
  • Duo Interpretation
  • Impromptu (Middle School)
  • Informative Speaking
  • International Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Mixed Extemporaneous Speaking (Middle School)
  • Original Oratory
  • Program Oral Interpretation
  • Prose (Middle School)
  • Storytelling (Middle School)
  • United States Extemporaneous Speaking

Community Service

  • National Day of Service: January
  • National Read Across America Day: March

Debate Events

  • Big Questions Debate
  • Congressional Debate (House & Senate)
  • Extemporaneous Debate
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debate
  • Policy Debate
  • Public Forum Debate

Weekly Tutoring/ Training Sessions

4 sessions per month

Improve academic skills and raise test scores through tutoring in Reading Comprehension, Modes of Writing, Study Skills, Vocabulary, and Phonics. Improve in all major subjects.