Thursday, May 17, 2007

Debate and Leadership training for high school girls

"Women always speak the truth about their lives…"

"Women will change the nature of power, rather than power changing
the nature of women."

"A woman's place is in the house, the House of Representatives."

These are the words of Bella S. Abzug, former U.S. Congresswoman and
20th Century leader of the national and international feminist
movement. Spread the word about the summer debate and leadership training for high school and college women started by her daughters in her honor.

In August, BALI's first group of young women scholars will
participate in a debate & leadership training led by acclaimed
faculty from across the country administered by the #1 national
provider of debate-related mentoring services, the IMPACT
Coalition. The Improving Mentor Practices and Communication
Techniques (IMPACT) Coalition is a mentoring and educational
development organization that expands opportunities for urban
students, schools and organizational partners by providing debate
training, literacy assistance, curricula, and mentoring services to
develop informed, concerned citizens. IMPACT advocates debate as a
key to success in building healthier communities and tomorrow's
leaders. These students will come from local high schools in the
New York area and will apply this training in their school setting.

The purpose of the IMPACT training will be to prepare young women
with the critical thinking, public speaking and effective leadership
skills. Trainers will help students identify challenges, overcome
fears of public speaking and think about the roles women take in
leadership today.


Impact Coalition
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