Debate Spaces' Mission
Debate Spaces is an education non-profit that uses debate to foster activism and connect middle school students from around the Greater Boston area.
We believe that debate is an immensely valuable activity for youth, both in teaching them skills that they can apply to their daily lives and in inspiring them to think critically about issues affecting our society. By engaging in rigorous and meaningful discussion, students not only become more aware of current events but also shape their own responses to those events. By crafting and developing strategies to make the world a better place, the pedagogical approach of debate carries numerous external benefits.
Debate Spaces Updates
Fall 2019 Academy Registration is now open!
Join Debate Spaces at our Fall Academies! Academies are open to all 6th - 8th grade students.
Harvard President's Innovation Challenge Semifinalist
Congratulations to our team on making it to the semifinals of the Harvard President's Innovation Challenge, a pitch competition awarding $300k in funding to ventures addressing pressing issues facing the world.
One of our co-founders, Tessa Holtzman, was profiled by the Harvard Innovation lab in honor of Women's History Month. Check it out!