What is the Great Debate?
NHI's Great Debate is a communications and leadership development program for ambitious and courageous young people. If you are or know a young person committed to making meaningful change in the world, and are driven toward building up our community, NHI and the Great Debate experience is a must.
For over three decades, first-year NHI members have come to harness the power of their voices and engage with perspective-changing ideas. The Great Debate offers a rigorous learning experience for high-achieving, high-ability 9th-grade youth who aspire to community and civic leadership roles in the future.
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ABOUT ADMISSIONS & ELIGIBILITY
Who is eligible to apply for the Great Debate?
All students are welcome to apply for the Great Debate if they meet the following requirements:
PLUS at least 2 of the following goals:
What does the admissions process look like?
What is the timeline of the Great Debate?
What are the application requirements?
All participating students must:
PROGRAM FEES AND TUITION
What is the cost of the Great Debate?
The cost of the Great Debate is broken down into distinct fees, all of which will culminate in supplying your student with the adequate resources for a fulfilling and fun leadership experience :
Application Fee - A $25 non-refundable application fee
Great Debate Program Tuition - $775
What does the payment schedule look like?
NHI will provide details about the payment schedule upon acceptance into the program.
NHI is committed to flexibility - that is, payment plans and fundraising tools are available to all families who request them.
2023 PROGRAM DATES & LOCATIONS