Develop successful verbal and nonverbal communication skills

Organizing thoughts in a logical manner

Learn to express oneself with confidence and poise

(Recommended prior to Debate classes or for younger age-grades)

Develop successful verbal and nonverbal communication skills

Critically engage with peers via debates on controversial topics

Learn to express oneself with confidence and poise

Develop successful verbal and nonverbal communication skills

Peer-focused: Critically engage via debates on controversial topics

Learn to express oneself with confidence and poise

1

YFD Coaches enter underserved middle and high schools determined to increase students’ confidence and abilities to both articulate arguments and advocate for themselves

2

YFD Coaches develop relationships with students in their classroom teaching them YFD’s own public speaking or debate curriculum

3

YFD students deliver speeches and participate in debates in front of their peers at their school – their writing and verbal skills significantly improved

4

YFD students are invited to our annual debate tournamets at each chapter