Organization Details

Organization Description

Mission statementDebateAble's curriculum emphasizes the development of critical thinking skills and a tolerance for differing viewpoints, instilling an appreciation for the value of teamwork. Our debate program and format are inspired by the International Debate Education Association, which focuses on education – not competition – as the goal of debates.
Service(s) description DebateAble students work together in teams of three to present supporting arguments and are provided with research materials regarding the session's topic, or "resolution." Distilling the research is an important part of the DebateAble program, as is learning to debate both sides of any topic, actively listening to the arguments of opposing teams, and realizing that there is more than one way of thinking about any single question.
Program impact84% of parents reported an increase in one or more of these qualities in their children: Critical Thinking, Public Speaking, Self-Confidence

Community programs are organized into categories known as Community School Elements. All community programs associated with DebateAble are listed below and each program may be provided at 1 or more schools. You can use the 'Show Details' buttons to learn more about each program.

Expanded Learning (1 program)

Programs that provide opportunities outside of the regular school day to practice and reinforce the skills students are learning in the classroom, to get exposure to new and different areas that may spark their interest and curiosity, and to cultivate strong social emotional skills and mindsets.