Apply to join PFYD!

Interested in joining Penn for Youth Debate in the Fall of 2015?


Want to volunteer by coaching or judging?


Fill out the application here by Tuesday, September 8th.

Hope to see you soon!

PFYD Fall 2015 Information Session!

Interested in joining Penn for Youth Debate? Check out our information session!
When: Monday, August 31st, 2015, 8pm
Where: JMHH F45
What: Learn about PFYD and our volunteering and leadership opportunities
Why: PFYD is an amazing organization that you should join! We’ll also have free food.


Liberty Bell Classic!

Penn for Youth Debate is excited to be hosting the Liberty Bell Classic this weekend!

The tournament will be taking place right on Penn’s campus. High schoolers are coming from across the country to compete in both debate and speech events.


Good luck to everyone! Enjoy Valentine’s Day weekend in the City of Brotherly Love

Liberty Bell Classic Judges–Sign up here!!

PFYD is looking for judges to help judge at the Liberty Bell Classic the weekend of February 13th at the University of Pennsylvania.

Judges will receive food for the weekend as well as compensation of $40/day or more for their hard work.

I hope you will consider helping judge Penn’s Liberty Bell Classic!

The form to judge can be found below:

Information and Training Sessions

Information and Training Sessions for Spring 2015


PFYD is excited to have information sessions and training sessions for new members this semester!


The first one is Friday, February 6th, from 2:30 to 4:30 at Huntsman F45.

The second one is Monday, February 9th, from 6:30-8:30 at Huntsman F60.


These sessions will provide information on PFYD and forms for joining. Training sessions are also provided for those joining who are unfamiliar with public forum debate.


PFYD can’t wait to meet its new members!

Starting Our Fall Season

Congratulations to all our new volunteers!

Remember you must attend our upcoming trainings (returning volunteers do not need to attend):

Welcome to PFYD (Thursday 9/11 @ 5pm in JMHH 250)^

Welcome to PFYD Make-up (Friday 9/12 @ 3pm in JMHH 250)^

Philadelphia School System (Friday 9/12 @ 2pm in JMHH 250)

How to Coach PF (Wednesday 9/17 @ 7pm in JMHH F70)*

Topic Analysis (Friday 9/19 @ 2pm in JMHH F70)*

Also, our first volunteer social is Friday 9/12 @ 8pm and we’re meeting at the Upper Quad Gate! Please RSVP to the form in your inbox by Thursday 9/11 @ 5pm.

Make sure to fill out the volunteer availability form by Friday 9/12 @ 11:59pm. Volunteering starts next week!

^if you can’t make the first session, come to the make-up

*only need to attend one of two modules

Thanks for applying!

Thanks to everyone who submitted an application to volunteer with us this fall! We’ll get back to you soon and we’re excited to welcome our new volunteers! Please e-mail us if you have any questions in the meantime.