Debate Mate USA

8 Plympton St, Cambridge, Ma 02138, Usa
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Our mission Debate Mate USA's mission is to improve student confidence, communication, teamwork, critical thinking, and conflict resolution skills through peer-to-peer debate mentoring by college students.

Debate Mate USA

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Debate Mate Mentor

Teach our curriculum, with resources provided by Debate Mate USA, to local students. We assign our mentors to Boston area middle schools, and you travel there to teach for one hour a week, for the duration of the program.
  • Weekly
  • 21+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal, Skilled
  • Weekdays
How you help Becoming a Debate Mate USA mentor is an incredibly rewarding experience and provides you with an opportunity to empower young people and enrich local communities. You will witness the impact of our programs first hand and experience the growth of your students as they build their confidence and communication skills.
About us Debate Mate USA is the sister organization of Debate Mate UK, a charity that began training university students to mentor and run after school debate clubs in low-income communities in 30 schools in 2008. Using a unique, modified style of British parliamentary debating, we provide an innovative and fun way for young people to increase their teamwork, critical thinking and communication skills. To augment the effectiveness of our teaching method, we use college students from the top schools in the country to act as debate mentors, providing powerful role models for young people, building their self-confidence and raising their aspirations.
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