If you participated in debate in high school or college, you already know that debate education gives kids many of the skills they need to succeed in college and beyond. As alums, our debate backgrounds continue to influence the way we see the world and approach complex problems long after we leave the classroom. Today, we’re asking if you can spare 90 minutes
a week for 10 weeks
later this school year to share your love and knowledge of debate with students in low-income communities through our partnership with Citizen Schools
. We’re looking for people who are ready to help now: Citizen Schools will begin its training process for new volunteers onMonday, September 9
Citizen Schools is a great nonprofit organization that connects middle school students with real world skills and sets them on track for future career pathways. If you’re a professional with debate experience (with preference given to non-teachers), Citizen Schools is looking for you. And of course, if you have likeminded friends, spread the word, because Citizen Schools volunteers often teach in small groups of two to four friends or co-workers per classroom.
We know there are alumni everywhere who are eager to contribute their time, knowledge, and passion to benefit their communities while reaping the many rewards of volunteerism. For now, Citizen Schools has openings in the following geographic areas: