PKD is excited to partner with Net Impact to empower student advocacy and scholarship around civic engagement through the Up to Us initiative. We are offering two opportunities this year: First, you can earn $300 off your PKD National Tournament Fees by hosting a democratic deliberation or moderated debate using Up to Us toolkits. After you host the event, you will need to turn in an oral history of your results by March 13, 2020 to be eligible for the tournament fees discount.
Second, we are excited to bring back the Student Scholarship event. We are challenging our chapters to write a short essay following the prompt: "I care about the national debt because..." You will then take your essay and re-write it as a letter to your Congressperson and then translate your arguments into a recorded speech (see event rules for details). There are prizes for each part, including a $1,000 grand prize for the student with the highest placement across all three events. See the