Humanity Rising: Education


Gavin Zhao founded a debate club

When I was in seventh grade, I founded a volunteer debate club at my former elementary school in my hometown, the city of Chino Hills. Not knowing what I was getting myself into, I roamed the campus, begging former teachers to spare an hour of their time, unpaid, every Monday to teach young fifth and sixth grade students basic public speaking skills. In return, my responses included “I’m sorry” and “good luck” until I finally found one teacher who was willing to harbor my...
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