Baltimore Urban Debate League
The Baltimore Curriculum Project @ Wolfe Street Academy
Coaching debate is an amazing way to connect with students and to promote academic and life
skills such as critical thinking, reading, writing, analysis, public speaking and
teamwork/community building. The skills learned in debate transfer seamlessly to the
classroom, meaning your choice to be a debate coach is a choice to support the success not
only of your school’s debaters, but of all your students.
As a debate coach, you will:
* Recruit and retain a roster of at least 15 debaters
* Attend 7 city-wide debate tournaments and at least one school-based scrimmage
* Maintain strong communication with the league
* Actively participate in the League’s data collection efforts, including student/parent info
gathering, consent forms, practice attendance, and student surveys
* Attend all coach meetings (many of which occur during debate tournaments)
* Recruit students for summer programming
* With BUDL’s support, recruit students for and participate in at least one public debate
opportunity during the 2017-18 school year
You will report to and be supported by the BUDL EMS Program Lead and one BUDL Lead Coach:
* Possess a high school diploma
* Reliable access to transportation in order to attend debate practices, tournaments and
* Strong communication skills
Preference given to candidates:
* Who possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher
* With a demonstrated track record of teacher mentorship/leadership
* With a post-high school relationship with BUDL of at least 2 years.
This is a volunteer position that is eligible for a stipend based on completion of the duties
All coaches must pass a background check.
About The Baltimore Curriculum Project @ Wolfe Street Academy
245 S Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21231, US
To develop, successfully implement and spread an innovative, sustainable, and replicable model of educational reform that will improve student outcomes while effecting systemic change. In doing so, the Baltimore Curriculum Project will raise the educational standards and possibilities for disadvantaged youth, Baltimore City schools and the Baltimore City school system alike.
Baltimore Curriculum Project (BCP) was founded in 1996 with a single purpose: to transform the educational landscape in Baltimore City with research-based educational strategies, intensive teacher training, and extensive support for principals. BCP, in partnership with the Baltimore City school system, is the largest charter operator in Maryland with a network of some of the most highly acclaimed neighborhood charter schools in the state: Hampstead Hill Academy, Govans Elementary, Wolfe Street Academy, City Springs Elementary and Middle, and, new for the 2017-2018 school year, Frederick Elementary.
Wolfe Street Academy is a Community School and Conversion Charter School. We serve students and their families in the Upper Fells Point neighborhood, providing high quality academic programming and helping families develop resources that allow them to overcome barriers to success. Our school serves over 200 students from Pre-K to 5th grade on a site that has housed a succession of public schools since 1852. The buildings have changed but these schools have always served the most recent immigrant population who seek new and better lives in Baltimore. Over 80% of our students speak a language other than English at home and 96% of our students come from low-income households. Wolfe Street Academy has been offering its own comprehensive and robust after school program for 10 years.