Debate It Forward hosts modular programming with local schools. Our courses concentrate on the nine core debate skills in a fun, engaging manner.  We offer both during-school and after-school programs depending on the school.

School Classes

Operating in 10-week cycles, Debate it Forward runs a weekly extracurricular class for an hour teaching the DIF curriculum. Each week focuses on a different core debate skill, culminating in a mock debate tournament that friends and family can watch.

After-School Programs


  • University of Chicago Laboratory Schools

    • Lab Primary​

    • Lab Lower

    • Lab Middle

  • University of Chicago Charter Schools

    • North Kenwood/Oakland Campus

    •  Woodlawn Campus

  • Ray Elementary School

  • Mitchell Elementary School

  • City Elementary School

  • Francis W. Parker School

  • Great Lakes Academy

  • Lenart Regional Gifted Center

  • St. Thomas the Apostle

  • Bret Harte

  • Akiba Schechter Jewish Day School

  • Margaret's Village

  • British International School (Lincoln Park)

Similar in nature to our school classes, our after-school programs work in a modular setting. The 10-week program focuses on the core tenets of debate and culminates in a debate tournament to showcase our students' skills. Pricing for our after-school programs vary by school, so contact us for more info.

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541 N Fairbanks Ct

Suite 2200

Chicago, IL, 60611