• Erik Fogel

Debate Clubs are the Best!

Another article on why every elementary school should have a debate team in New York City as well as across the nation.

"Debate is where it’s cool to be smart and is one of the most dynamic and beneficial activities a young person can do with their out of school time."

Kiz World, "After School Options - Which Clubs are Best." January 16th 2020. Click here. 


"Debate is where it’s cool to be smart and is one of the most dynamic and beneficial activities a young person can do with their out of school time. Peer reviewed research shows that participating in debate helps improve a student’s grades, test scores, graduation rates, and more. Debate also develops key social-emotional skills like self-confidence, grit, and resilience. Debate, especially policy debate, is also one of the best ways to get a non-athletic scholarship to help pay for college, as many schools treat their debate programs like Division I sports. 


Beyond the benefits, debate is fun! It is a unique activity that allows students to discuss issues they are passionate about, and actually have people listen, engage, and help them hone their ideas and skills and develop their unique voice. Students usually programs at their local school, and compete in local, regional, and national competitions not unlike sports. Whether you are looking for a competitive outlet that won’t give you a concussion, or simply are looking for a community of engaged smart students at your school or in your community, debate is the activity for you. "


Kiz World, "After School Options - Which Clubs are Best." Click here. 

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