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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 guide 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.

Age Group

6th Grade to 9th Grade (Ages 11 to 14)

Who will like this Course?

Interested in Public Speaking

Recommended Prerequisites

June 1 to 5 - Monday to Friday

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

June 8 to 12 - Monday to Friday

UH-Downtown (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)

June 15 to 19 - Monday to Friday

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

June 22 to 26- Monday to Friday

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

June 29 - July 2 - Monday to Thursday

Our Lady of the Lake University - Houston Campus (Full Day - 9 am to 4 pm)

July 6 to 10 - Monday to Friday

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

Full Day (ONE Week)

Tuition: $ 279

On or Before March 31, 2020
$ 259
April 1, 2020 to May 18, 2020
$ 269
On or After May 19, 2020
$ 279

University of Houston-Downtown
1 Main Street, Suite 716N
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 221-8032