2018 Marks Final Year of High School Debate Workshops

The Mackinac Center ended its High School Debate Workshop program in June 2018 after 30 years of offering in-person and online programs to high school students and coaches throughout Michigan.

Nearly 11,000 high school students and teachers honed their forensic skills at our workshops over the years, which enhanced debate season for participants by providing informative speakers, free resource materials, and up-to-date news and research on each year’s debate topic.

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy continues supporting youth with other programs including a summer intern program and annual Detroit Children’s Business Fair. Many interns have gone on to careers in public service, writing, academia and think tank leadership.