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    Wake Forest Summer Immersion: Debate and Public Advocacy Institute

    Wake Forest Summer Immersion: Debate and Public Advocacy Institute


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Category: Career Exploration
    • Sub-Categories: Debate
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Speak up. Speak out. Make a statement. Build your confidence and skills; become arguably the best you can be.

    Spend one week this summer at Wake Forest University building confidence in speaking, arguing, and learning to passionately advocate for yourself and others. Students will engage in discussions about current events and learn skills such as persuasion, legal reasoning, and the art of communication. 

    Topics Covered: 

    • Fundamentals of Argument 
    • Rhetorical Tricks 
    • Finding Your Voice 
    • Social and Environmental Controversies 
    • "Greatest" Debaters and Speakers 

    Hands-on Experiences: 

    • Engage with guest speakers from business, politics, advertising, and community organizations. 
    • Practice speaking for self-empowerment 
    • compete in debates on student-driven topics 
    • Participate in candid, live discussions about timely topics with peers
    • Learn the preparation strategy for your next debate 

    Hands-on experiences are subject to change.