You are invited to join Gunster’s George S. LeMieux on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, for the Broward County Public Schools’ debate initiative luncheon.
The Broward County debate initiative is a partnership between local businesses and school debate programs within Broward County. Now in its fifth year of implementation, the initiative includes more than 90 schools and almost 10,000 students. Every county public middle and high school, three technical colleges, 12 elementary schools, and three alternative schools now have debate programs. The initiative is grounded in research that shows the positive impact participation in debate has on student achievement.
In late August, 232 students were given professional outfits for the 2016-2017 competitive season. Unfortunately, the supply is now extremely low and dwindling rapidly. You can help the students in our local debate community by participating in our professional clothing drive. At the Oct. 19 luncheon (or before, via the K.C. Wright School Board Building), we are collecting new or nearly new suits, other business professional apparel, shoes, handbags, jewelry, and unused cosmetics. Any attendees who donate at the luncheon will receive a special thank you gift.
- Gunster rallies support for Broward Schools’ debate program (Gunster.com news, 6/4/15)
- Find out how you can support Broward’s student debate initiative (Gunster.com event calendar, 11/11/15)
Broward Education Foundation’s Hall of Fame
The ceremony recognizes alumni of the Broward County Public Schools system who have left an incredible imprint on education, made significant contributions to society or have been recognized for outstanding achievement in any field. Nominees for this prestigious recognition will be among those whom the foundation would be proud to present as role models.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the Broward Education Foundation website.