In late 2017, the third-annual fundraising luncheon was held to benefit Broward County Public Schools‘ debate initiative. More than 200 people attended.
The debate initiative is a one-of-a-kind partnership between area businesses and high school debate programs in the county.
George S. LeMieux and Gunster have led the charge to increase business involvement with the initiative, along with sponsoring the annual fundraiser.
Competitive academics is important, LeMiuex tells Michaela Garretson of Lifestyle Media Group. LeMieux describes debate as having a transformative effect on students, helping students with critical thinking, he says in the article.
Next up in the world of debate in South Florida? The National Speech & Debate Association’s annual tournament will be held June 17-22, 2018 in and around Fort Lauderdale.
Read the entire article: Making their point: The county’s scholastic debate program finds support – and increases participation (Lifestyle Media Group, 1/2/18)
- Gunster sponsors 2nd Broward County Public Schools’ debate initiative fundraising luncheon (Gunster.com press release, 10/28/16)
- No debate about it: Broward-based education/business initiative a success (Gunster.com news, 10/27/16)
- Gunster rallies support for Broward schools’ debate program (Gunster.com news, 6/4/15)