Executive Prep Academy of Finance: Speech + Debate
Co-founded by Campbell Hall alumnus Damon Glymph ‘92, Executive Prep is a public charter high school with a focus on closing the financial literacy gap within the minority community. Its mission is to provide a high-quality and extensive college-preparatory educational experience for youth that results in college and professional success. Their belief is that not only do their students benefit, but their families and communities as well, thus ending a generational cycle of poverty.
Students often are called upon to pitch their business ideas to the outside community. In the first collaboration with Campbell Hall, entrepreneurial teams presented to the CH high school, and then met with the CH Speech and Debate team. The next fall, 40 EPAC students attended the CH Debate event at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Since then, the Campbell Hall Debate Coach has mentored the EPAC Coach, helping to form a debate class. In the spring of 2017 the two teams will begin debating for and against each other to hone their skills and gain from each other’s perspectives.