Every Spring the Center for Public Philosophy holds an Outreach Invitational program for high school students that have never participated in a Regional Ethics Bowl. This is a fun, low-stakes way for students to get their feet wet. The program is successful, we believe, due to the unique multi-pronged model we implement:

1. We mobilize some of our strongest undergraduate philosophy majors, training them to coach the high school teams;

2. We secure community leaders to serve as judges at  the culminating event at UC Santa Cruz alongside university faculty and graduate students;

3. We incentivize high schools and students by providing funds for food at their practices and other resources;

4. The primary activity, the Ethics Bowl, is an especially meaningful and valuable activity for high school students.

Stay tuned for information on the 2021 Outreach Invitational.

See what teachers and principals say about our program...

Best of luck to all participating teams

If you or your school is interested in participating, please contact Janette Dinishak.