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Closing the Gender Gap in Debate, One Student at a Time Tax ID 52-2322054


The Women’s Debate Institute’s (WDI) mission is to close the gender gap in competitive debate. Our program is powerful because it encourages young women to use their voice to advocate for themselves and others, it creates community among women, and it provides high school students with the skills they need to afford, be admitted to, attend, and succeed in college. WDI pursues our mission by identifying the patterns of behavior that make debate inhospitable, by teaching community building and consciousness-raising, and by generating a network of celebration and support in debate. Our camp empowers young women through a broad range of lectures and activities, including discussions about identity and speaking with confidence.