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BDC’s “Youth Leadership Conference” (Middle & High School Debate+)

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm


As part of the Bluegrass Debate Coalition’s After School Learning Program, the BDC frequently hosts speech and debate events, mostly online, this time in-person, to further debate education for our students. The BDC’s “Youth Leadership Conference (hosted at UK) is designed to be a fun way for middle school, and high school students to experience public speaking and debate in a low-stress, yet highly rewarding environment. We are offering this competition to all middle school and high school students residing in Kentucky. Some high school mentors and judges will be awarded a letter of appreciation and service hours recognizing them for their volunteerism.
There is no cost to attend (& Free Food too)! [Learn More…]

Important: Elementary students are allowed to compete in the middle school division. If enough elementary students enroll, we may recognize the top teams for a separate award (this decision would be the day of the event, so any such award would have to be delivered on a later date). We would like to recognize the top elementary team(s) as part of the celebration.= at the end.


May 7
9:00 am - 7:00 pm


Bluegrass Debate Coalition