At Chicago Debates we establish and support policy debate teams in Chicago Public Schools.
We recruit schools and coaches, provide professional development for teachers, and run training programs for students, including a two-week summer debate camp. Our students study and debate complex public policy in a competitive forum. Every year, they must explore topics that span economics, domestic and foreign policies, science and technology, and philosophy. With low barriers to entry, our program design encourages and enables students from diverse backgrounds with different skill levels to get deeply involved.