2017 WDI HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLAR
WDI supports self-empowerment of the participants in our organizing by providing a community that cultivate the skills to be successful debaters, effective advocates, exceptional public speakers and educated professional with the ability to transform our world.
WDI empowers participants in our organization to learn advocacy skills through the transformative power of debate. By providing safe spaces, mentoring, free tuition, mobile resources and a supportive network, we week to reverse the attrition of individuals with marginalized gender identities in the high school and debate communities and to spread norms and values of intellectual integrity, kindness, compassion and respect.
Over the four (4) days of the camp, students participate in workshops to develop their debate skills and learn about issues of identity and how they impact the debate community inside and outside of the competition. A unique feature of the curriculum is that students get to choose from a wide range of electives that draw on the specialized expertise of WDI staff.
Camp Dates and Location
The WDI will be held from August 5 – 9, 2017 at the Audubon Center of the North Woods in Sandstone, MN.
The WDI hopes to admit at least 55 students for our annual institute in August.
If there are more applications than the number of spaces available, the committee will use a variety of criteria to establish priority:
- Quality, originality, and strength of essay answers
- number of years in debate
- Year in school
- Need (students with fewer camp opportunities are prioritized)
- Previous admission to the WDI
- Overall compatibility with applicant pool
ALL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY MAY 15, 2017.
STUDENTS WHO ARE ACCEPTED INTO THE 2017 WDI WILL BE NOTIFIED AROUND JUNE 1, 2017.