For children entering grades 3–5                        

Students learn the art of persuasion and help select debate topics they find interesting. In a public forum debate format, students work in groups and practice their debating skills in a supportive environment, including developing arguments, issuing rebuttals, providing examples, rebuilding their case and summarizing points of view. Young debaters learn to think on their feet and enhance their public-speaking skills, gaining self- confidence in the process. 

Session I: June 20–June 30
Session II: July 5–July 14
Session III: July 17–July 28
Afternoons: 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Spark Business Academy
Cost: Session I $405, Session II $360, Session III $450 

  • Grades 3–5