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Why the ENDI is the Right Place for You

Emory University is one of the top 25 Universities in the United States and the Barkley Forum is one of nation’s most successfully competitive intercollegiate debate teams for the last fifty years.

Hands-on Experience with Pre-college Students

  • The ENDI has taught over 5000 high school students debate skills since 1966

  • Since 1985, Emory staff and students have been teaching debate to high school students as a principle founder and partner of the Atlanta Urban Debate League

  • In 1995, the ENDI began teaching middle school students how to debate.  Now over 600 middle school students attend tournaments and teaching sessions under the leadership of Emory faculty, staff, and students

  • To this day, Emory staff and students regularly work with nearly a thousand high school and middle school students throughout the school year in classrooms, practice rounds, and tournaments

  • Our experience with middle school students helps these students transition to high school debate as they mature into experienced debaters

Unique Opportunities at Emory University

  • Regardless of your debate experience, you will have the opportunity to work closely with one of Emory’s full-time debate coaches, an experienced high school teacher, and a nationally competitive college debater

  • While focused on skill development, our staff are looking to provide you with the opportunity to grow in the future as well as achieve success in the upcoming year

  • With an emphasis on debate education in pursuit of an education in social justice, you will have the opportunity to visit the birthplace of the Civil Rights movement and discuss the role that debate can have for social justice in your future

  • Emory Admissions will host an optional session to help you to understand and plan for the college admissions process, regardless of where you choose to go to college