DebateAble is an after-school debate club program empowering 4th and 5th graders throughout the greater Seattle area.
Registration is now OPEN for Spring Sessions.
I've watched [my daughter] blossom in her confidence and love of debate. Her coach has done a wonderful job of teaching not only the structure of debate, but how to really participate and thrive.
Enormous confidence booster. We have already seen the positive effects of this club at home.
DebateAble's program teaches critical thinking, public speaking, teamwork and empathy in a relaxed, positive environment. Using games and other activities, including speeches and debates, students learn to formulate and present both sides of any argument-- as well as listen, understand and respond to the arguments of others.
Kids have fun debating all kinds of issues...
From: Rap or Rock? Sounders or Seahawks? Cats or dogs?
To: Should kids under 13 be able to watch PG-13 movies?
Are co-ed or single gender schools better?
Do video games have any value?
Should elementary school kids have to do homework?
Join The Fun - No Experience Necessary!
This program is outstanding! I cannot imagine how much better I would have done in my first moot court experience if I had something like DebateAble in my background (not to mention other doors this would have opened by releasing my fear of public speaking at an earlier age). You are really helping to set these kids up for success and giving back to the community by doing so.
-Abigail Slonecker, Expedia Corporate Counsel Attorney; DebateAble Volunteer Judge
"Students who participate in educational debate learn to think critically about problems and issues in the world beyond the classroom." International Debate Education Association, "Discovering the World Through Debate"