Boston Debate League turns 10

Boston Debate League is celebrating its 10th anniversary. This non-profit organization is dedicated to making debate available to public school students from all backgrounds.

GREMAP’s Dr. Briana Mezuk, a former debater and coach, has studied the impact of debate programs in schools, and has found participation to be associated with improvements in a variety of outcomes including GPAs, standardized test scores, and graduation rates. Students participating in such programs have described them as an opportunity to build their confidence, skills, and understanding of their own and others’ identities.