“Without debate, I would not be in the place that I am today.”
-Linh DanDo, South Dade Alumna
Stanford University Class of 2023.
"Attending camp was a monumental shift in how I gravitated towards debate and made me determined to succeed. During the University of Miami debate camp, I realized that although policy debate may seem difficult at first, it gradually became an opportunity to develop attributes that changed who I am and the values my actions withhold. It was a tremendous opportunity—especially because I had administrators and experienced debate coaches that fully encompasses what determination and intellect leads and how an aspiring debater can accumulate it over the years. "
Current Miami Jackson Debater
"I am passionate about this program because it empowers young diverse leaders in our community to engage in public discourse. I am blown away every time I see these remarkable students debate substantive policy issues ranging from whether the federal government should fund public schools to whether the U.S. should sell weapons to foreign countries. We need their voices in the public discourse, perhaps now more than ever."
-Corey Gray, Board Member
Army Lieutenant Colonel
Associate Boises, Shiller & Flexner, LLP
"Working with the Miami league has been one of the most joyous group of students I've ever been able to work with. They are so full of energy, so inquisitive and wise. "
-Cydney Edwards, Program Director