With all of the rapid changes in education, there has always been one thing fundamentally missing - mastery over communication. Communication skills have been empirically proven to be the most powerful, not to mention useful, personal and political tools we could ever possibly equip ourselves with.

Founded about two years ago, Bergen County Debate Club is an educational program serving North Jersey residents, ages 10 and up, focused exclusively on the development of critical thinking, persuasive argumentation and public speaking skills for young students. The goal is to enrich the social, intellectual and academic lives of the students through debate. By participating in public speaking and debate activities, they are able to acquire life skills and leadership qualities which are vital to success in today's ever more competitive educational and career environment.

Among the thousands of successful entrepreneurs, global leaders, business executives that have all greatly benefited from their mastery of discourse, John Sexton, the President of NYU (New York University) says it the best in just a few lines, "Those 4 years in debate were the educational foundation of everything I did. And I don't mean that in some simple form...I'm saying the finest education I got from any of the institutions I attended, the foundation of my mind that I got during those 4 years of competitive policy debate."  However, do not just take his word for it, come find out for yourself at one of the Bergen County Debate Club's regularly scheduled classes or specialty workshops. For more information about the program, you can visit www.njdebate.com or call the club at 201-421-8621.