Try out Lumos in a fun, low-pressure environment to see if your child likes it!

This is the perfect way to get started with Lumos. Our workshops are fast-paced and high energy. We do speaking games and activities that students absolutely love! No experience required - this is a great way for your child to try out Lumos and see for yourself!

Age Range

8 - 13 Years Old

Hours

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Skill Level

Beginner Only

Prerequisites

None

Length

2 Days

Tuition

$65

$80

Use discount code APRIL to get a $15 discount for a special price of $65, available until March 31, 2019.

Please note, there is a $75 per-week surcharge for our UES sessions due to a higher cost of rent in these locations. For all locations, we will not be running class on July 4th. Sessions that include July 4th will be receiving a pro-rated discount, which will be applied in June (in case you need to change dates before then).
TOPIC AREAS

Each session will center on one of the following topic areas. Please note, younger students will have lots of personal coaching, and will focus on simplified versions of these topic areas, so that they can feel comfortable learning about debate at their level.

Global Current Events: the 2019 topic will be: "On Balance, the Rise of China is Beneficial to the Interests of the United States". Students will learn about economic policy, diplomacy, trade, international geopolitics, and military investment. We encourage students (especially in ACCEL) to get started researching. Click here for a list of arguments and articles that students can use to get started researching.

Economic Policy & Trade: the 2019 topic will be: "On Balance, the Benefits of Globalization Outweigh the Harms". Students will learn about globalization, trade policy, and economic interdependence. Students will discuss the benefits and harms of offshoring, will learn about the effects of global trade on local economies, and learn how the United States partners and competes with other nations on the global stage. We encourage students (especially in ACCEL) to get started researching. Click here for a list of arguments and articles that students can use to get started researching.

Foreign Aid and Policy: the 2019 topic will be: "The US Federal Government should significantly decrease foreign aid expenditures in favor of domestic spending." in this topic area, students learn about the effects of foreign aid, including developmental aid, humanitarian aid, and military aid. Students will learn about the importance of foreign aid as a policy tool, but also as a humanitarian good. A list of articles will be published soon!

Public Speaking Confidence

During these two-day trial workshops, students will practice public speaking and learn basic debate skills. Excellent way to see if your child likes the program before signing up for summer!

All our programs guarantee a 6:1 student teacher ratio, which means that your child will get lots of individualized coaching and attention.

Students will learn about different types of speeches - from argumentative, to informative, to impromptu!

Fun and Engaging

Our curriculum is developed so learning happens through interactive and fun activities. For some students, that may mean games and activities that allow them to practice public speaking while having a blast. For others, that means group discussions on debate strategy and practice. Whatever a student’s level or interest, we are here to tailor our activities to their needs.

All our programs guarantee a 6:1 student teacher ratio, which means that your child will get lots of individualized coaching and attention.

Especially in public speaking, students have to learn that mistakes are OK, as long as they keep on going and give it their best shot!

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