Statesman Debate Institute
SDI, headquartered in Wilmington, DE, is a Mid-Atlantic and Online, 501(c)3 nonprofit initiative that helps adults and youth alike get ahead themselves and lift society too. History’s best leadership techniques and “inclusive” information (multi-interpretations of history and policy) are taught. Statesmanship is cultivated.
Summer Debate Camps, Teams, Online
SDI Debate Camps and Team Coaching for Middle School and High School, offered on site and online, boost grades, instill civility, build confidence, enhance information gathering, critical thinking and communication skills, broaden the mind, stir creativity, and cultivate leadership, moreover, statesmanship. Our leadership training is an updated version of what built civilization! Ask about the major boost in skills and knowledge. … The photo is a composite of debaters Lincoln and Douglas.
Model Congress & Model United Nations
Experience the next big thing in College-level and High School-level MODEL CONGRESS and MODEL UNITED NATIONS Conferences! SDI, inspired by ancient practices, offers participants unparalleled learning and leadership-enhancing opportunities. Important purposes are achieved, which, in turn, leads to greater enjoyment for all.
Private Coaching For Grad School, College, High School
SDI boosts Humanities Higher Education. Our private coaching helps PhD Candidates, Masters Students, College Students and Those applying to College or working on a major High School Paper. Versed in postmodern education, inspired by the classical curricula of Europe and early America, armed with the knowledge of the ages, insisting on the importance of multiple-interpretations, we are the Academy’s dependable complement.
The SDI Summer School of Public Service, based in Washington, DC, is an amazing opportunity for pre-college youth (’18 high school grads, rising seniors and accomplished rising juniors). It systematically explores government, related careers, public policy and relevant history. It teaches advanced leadership skills, moreover, statesmanship. The Library of Congress (photo on left) symbolizes the School’s emphasis on knowledge and the common good. Anyone who aspires to leadership or to maximizing college humanities or both should attend. Ask about the major boost in your skills and knowledge. Cannot attend in Washington, DC? Let us know; there is a portable version of the school.
Continuing Education For Adults
Continuing Education Events (Town Meetings, Study Groups and Workshops) are offered. Some are private gatherings, others are open to the public.
Congratulations to Yousef M. on making it through your high school’s highly competitive, September 2017 debate team tryouts!
“I wanted to … sincerely thank you for all of your dedicated [online] mentoring and coaching you provided to Yousef for his debate tryout. … He was happy and motivated to work with you. You truly inspired him to put forth his best efforts.”
— Mrs Tahira M.
The SDI high school online debate camp teaches techniques that are “cool and worth learning!”
— Yousef M.
“[The SDI June 2017 debate camp] certainly offered great tools …. Thank you for your fantastic program.”
— Mrs Mary W., whose grandson attended the camp. (Not to be confused with Mrs Mary W., below.)
Princeton accepted our 2015 summer debate camp participant, Hunter S. Congratulations go out to him!!
“My older son loved the summer [debate] camp.”
— Mrs Mary W.
“My summer debate camp experience was a very enjoyable and eye-opening opportunity. It was a great outlet for self-expression and for immersing myself in a new subject.”
— Morgan T.
“I suggest this program to students, who are unafraid of challenging their minds, while in a supportive environment with peers. The debate camp empowered me and my peers, to think critically, and strive to become leaders.”
— Nan P.
“Dr Arminio’s assistance and critique of my college application essay was specific and helpful beyond all words.”
— Nan P.
SDI has now completed its THIRD SUMMER SEASON!!! Thank you Parents and Students for making it another success!
Our ACADEMIC YEAR PROGRAMS, including Online Debate Camps, are underway.
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Photos … LINCOLN/DOUGLAS COMPOSITE care of Wikipedia, Scewing March 2016; US CAPITOL, EAST SIDE care of https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Martin_Falbisoner; UN HQ care of www.co.nz, PHPshadow, Mix FM, iRequireIT, Boys of Tech, Poll NZ; LIBRARY OF CONGRESS care of US Government; PHILO BALLROOM care of Philopatrian Literary Institute, Philadelphia, PA