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We envision a world in which Chicago youth are empowered to find their voice, succeed in college and career, and become leaders in their community.

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“When I joined debate, it ignited a spark inside of me that made me feel like I could pursue big things that I didn’t think I could do before.”

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Debate by the Numbers: 2019-20

200+ volunteers

Chicago Public School Students Prove Virtual Debates are Possible & Effective

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