About Us

Founded in 2014, PepTalk is a free student mentorship program that recruits nationally competitive high school debaters to mentor and support other students without the same resources of more well-established programs. Our (and our mentors’) vision for debate is one where all students’ passion for the activity determine their success, while the level of resources they have access to is not an obstacle. PepTalk maintains a 1:1 mentor to mentee ratio, ensuring each mentee receives personalized attention. We want to stress the fact that mentors are not “coaches”—they are peers who are meant to support under-resourced debaters navigating the national circuit.

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Sign up to be a mentee, or register as a mentor with PepTalk! All mentors and mentees will have access
to group cards, topic analyses, and masterclasses, on top of mentorship/guidance/drills.

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