This past Saturday I got back to my roots, aka policy debate. While doing a bit of random web surfing, I stumbled upon the Boston Debate League and was immediately attracted to the idea of volunteering. I debated for several years back in high school and absolutely loved it. It taught me to articulate my ideas in convincing ways, write better, and gave me self confidence. It’s also where I met some of my best friends with whom I still keep in touch. Besides, where else can you link every possible policy disadvantage to nuclear war and still be taken relatively seriously?
The BDL is an “urban debate league” and helps kids in the Boston public school system learn to debate. It is also shown to help these kids improve their grades, reading levels and note taking abilities.
It looks like not only will I be a judge, but also will be helping them do budgeting and marketing. I’m very much looking forward to this opportunity to help out! They are always in need of more volunteers, so if you are interested, let me know!