Richmond Debate Institute is focused on fostering Speech & Debate in Richmond. Our virtual and in-person programs push students to articulate proper arguments, conduct quality research, and present arguments with conviction and civility.
OUR SUMMER CAMPS
Our online summer academies ignite students' curiosity and push them to question, research, and present arguments. At our camps, students learn the art of critical thinking and public speaking through competitive debate.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
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MIDDLE SCHOOL LEAGUE
Richmond Debate Institute is working alongside The Richmond Forum and SPEAK RVA to bring Richmond's first Middle School Speech & Debate League, free to all students and completely online. Our league will offer online lessons introducing students to Speech & Debate, and online live practice rounds. Learn more about our online after-school programs.
We are committed to The Richmond Region Speech and Debate Initiative (RRSDI) to develop Speech & Debate programs in all of the middle schools and high schools in the outer Richmond region.