Welcome to the Counter Culture

With their focus on teaching the “how-to” of the art of discourse, competitive debate programs attract academically and civically-minded students interested in the expression of ideas. Podius funds programs for middle school, high school and collegiate students across the country. Many students become involved for life, thanks to the community of like-minded people they meet, the excitement of competition, and the rewards that come from debate’s intellectual challenges.

Everyone wins when it comes to debate participation, no matter which side comes out on top. Find out how Podius can help you start a debate program or take your current program to the next level.

Learn more about competitive debate programs at the following levels or apply for funding: