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ELEVATING CIVIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND DISPOSITION FOR FLORIDA'S STUDENTS.

The mission of the Florida Civics and Debate Initiative is to create access and opportunities for all students to have the best civics education including curriculum, debate programs, and high-quality teachers that are catalysts for students becoming great citizens who can preserve our constitutional republic for future generations.

JOIN US IN ORLANDO IN NOVEMBER

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the National Civics and Debate Championship (NCDC) in Orlando, Florida, on November 11-13, 2022. A showcase of "next level synthesis" of civics education and debate competition, the NCDC challenges students' civic knowledge, debate skills and endurance. Students compete over three days in different debate events. 

 

SEE UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS AND FCDI EVENTS

We're excited to host debate tournaments throughout the 2022-2023 school year. 

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BY THE NUMBERS

FCDI GROWTH AND EXPANSION

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SCHOOL
DISTRICTS

FLORIDA
STUDENTS

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FLORIDA
SCHOOLS

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FOR NOVICE AND EXPERIENCED COACHES

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COACHES

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BUILDING

A TEAM

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COACH

LIBRARY

AMERICA...

YOU'RE IN GOOD HANDS

In 2019, to implement the Governor's executive order, Commissioner Richard Corcoran, the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Education Foundation recognized the success and potential of partnering with the Central Florida Debate Initiative to establish a statewide debate program that focused on civics education. The Florida Civics and Debate Initiative is the first of its kind to use debate specifically as a tool to enrich civics education and to have incredibly strong support from state leaders.

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FCDI DAY AT THE CAP

In January, over 75 students from the Florida Civics and Debate Initiative visited Tallahassee, Florida for a day of advocacy and learning.

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The 2021 NCDC

In November 2021, over 150 students from 26 Florida schools throughout the state descended on Orlando for the inaugural National Civics and Debate Championship (NCDC).

FCDI TEACHER AWARDED FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER OF THE YEAR

A Nassau County FCDI teacher was honored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) as the Florida High School Teacher of the Year. 

SPECIAL THANKS

TO OUR PARTNERS

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