Fremont Debate Academy (FDA), a 501 © (3) non-profit organization, is running an 8 week long free competitive debate program focusing on the Middle School Public Debate Format at Brookvale Elementary School. This program is for 4th - 6th graders; however, 5th-6th graders will be given priority in terms of registration. Students will learn various structured forms of argumentation, and research techniques. Through practice sessions, drills, and mini-competitions, students’ public speaking skills will be vastly improved. At the end of the school year, all students can participate in the FDA international tournament!
Over the past 8 years, FDA has impacted over 5000 elementary and middle school students. Under our instruction, students and alumni internationally over the past 3 years have championed or qualified to elimination rounds 200+ times, accumulated 350+ winning records, and received 110+ speaker awards.
FDA has also developed programs in 19 states and 8 countries, including Oregon, Arkansas, Australia, India, and more! In addition, Fremont Debate Academy has taught 100+ teachers from institutions like Broward County. Since 2014, our international team of over 200 volunteers has logged over 20,000+ hours, with several volunteers receiving certification for the gold-level Presidential Volunteer Service Award from FDA.
Students participating in FDA’s debate & civics programs saw a 39.1% improvement in their self-confidence & public speaking skills. Students participating in FDA’s debate & civics programs saw a 45.9% improvement in their knowledge about the world & research skills. 90% of students said participating in FDA’s debate & civics programs has had a positive impact on their academic performance.
FDA Brookvale Debate sessions will be held on Tuesdays in the MPR from 3:15 pm to 4:45 pm. There will be 8 classes for this program. The start date for the sessions will be October 25rd in person at Brookvale Elementary. Our last session will be on December 20th. November 22nd will be excluded due to Thanksgiving break. We will be capping student enrollment at around 30 students on a first come first serve basis. Priority will be given to 5th and 6th graders, and 4th graders will be put on a waitlist.
Please go to the website below to register! The deadline for registration is on October 17th
Feel free to direct any questions to our three instructors:
Teacher Lead - Christine Dillon - email@example.com
Student Lead - Agastya Gaur - firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Lead - Jessica Kim - email@example.com
*Please see the attached flier for more information