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Encouraging Youth Politcal Advocacy Thru Policy Debate


Resource posted by: Shannon W

Created on: January 2, 2012

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Building Self-Esteem Via Policy Debate in Youth

I've been an advocate of debate and its ability to educate and change lives since 2001. Policy debate has transformed my own life. Some people only dream of living outside the box, debate help me learn how to build a box and crush IT!!

I've taught core debate curriculum for over 6 years. My goal is always to provide young people an experience of self-actualization as well as the ability to think strategically. Often times people want to just be, to just be themselves and live. However people's inability to just live often times leaves people to wear a cloak or mask in society. This limitation also limits a person ability to just enjoy life and learn lessons.

Through debate I hope not only to educate other about topics that are critical to society as a whole but to encourage people to speak out and not be afraid of where their mind can take them.

Please contact me if you would like your youth to have some policy debate training and exercise. Please visit for more information.

Thank You,