Civics Speech & Debate Team
Tyrone Middle School, 2023
Ms. Jacqueline Roberts, Civics Teacher/Team Sponsor
Ivan Zou, President
Taylor Hoagland, Vice President
Ethan Dye, Secretary
Alejandro Jerez, Treasurer
Lorena Castellanos Boza, Christopher Gonzalez, Kim Nguyen, Hannah Cerkez, Taylor Parker, Jacob Johnston, Jevanae Mills, Kourtney Smith, Zyaira Smith
For more information, contact Ms. Roberts at email@example.com.
The Florida Civics and Debate Initiative (FCDI) enhances civics education by:
1. Developing competitive speech and debate teams in schools that do not have one.
2. Providing professional development opportunities for debate coaches, civics teachers, and U.S. history teachers.
We are funded by a $5 million grant from the Marcus Foundation. The 3-year grant started in 2020-2021 (Phase One). We are currently in Phase Three.
Before the FCDI, only 11 Florida counties had competitive debate teams. We have established over 200 new teams in 45 school districts to date. We hope to have teams in all Florida school districts by the end of the 2022-2023 school year.