Debate Spaces 

Space for debate. Space for activism. Space for connection.

Debate Spaces' Mission 

Debate Spaces is an education non-profit that uses debate to foster activism and connect middle school students from around the world.

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 

2020-2021 Academy Registration is live! 

Join Debate Spaces at our Debate Academy! Academies are open to all 5th - 8th grade students. 

Awarded $10,000 from the Harvard Innovation Social Impact Fellowship Fund
Fall 2019 

Debate Spaces was awarded $10,000 in funding through the Social Impact Fellowship, a fund created to help recipients accelerate their social impact venture. The fellowship fund was established by Alexander Navab, in honor of The Harvard Business School Campaign. 

One of our co-founders, Tessa Holtzman, was profiled by the Harvard Innovation lab in honor of Women's History Month. Check it out! 

March 2019 

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