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Debate at Young Women’s Leadership School of East Harlem

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Once a month from October through February, Nightingale-Bamford Upper School girls visited sixth grade students at the Young Women’s Leadership School of East Harlem to teach them debate.  With curriculum written by the students, the girls taught all components of debate including research, argument development, strategy and public speaking. The program concluded with a formal debate, whose winner was elected by votes from the participants from both schools, demonstrating a clear improvement in their public speaking and persuasive skills from the beginning to the end of the program.

This program grew from an action plan that one student developed during her semester at the School for Ethics and Global Leadership in D.C. 

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