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NYC Great Debaters Weekly!

New York State Debate Championships!

Back to Back Weekends! 

Dear Friend,


This week we shout out everyone making the New York State Debate Championships possible!  Each year we host the annual Middle School State Championships and High School State Debate Championships - open to any school in New York State! Each school is invited to send their top debaters to NYC for a weekend of debates. State Champs debate topics include: education reform, immigration reform, metal detectors in schools, preventive strike against North Korea, opioid and prescriptions. We also thank our hosts - William Bryant High School and In-Tech Academy for hosting! The High School State Debate Champs is this weekend! And the Middle School State Championships is next weekend! Registration deadline for the Middle School State Championships is Monday 5:00pm.  Click here to sign up!  We are so grateful to our sponsor Tech Duels for making this tournament possible and hosting a Day 3 Public Debate Event for the Public Forum Debate division for middle school students and high school students.  This will be on May 9th at our offices - food, fun, and special prizes donated by Tech Duels. You can RSVP by clicking here. Good luck to everyone at the State Championships this weekend and next!  - Erik,


Upcoming Events  

5/5 - MSQI Tournament #3

5/9 - Tech Duels Debate Night & Final Rounds

5/12 - Harlem Incubator Tournament
5/15 - Debate Night @ Beveridge & Diamond
5/19 - SONYC Debate Championships
5/31 - High School End of Year Awards Ceremony
Summer Debate Institutes!
Elementary Summer Debate Institutes 
Financial Literacy, Fin Lit (1)


2018 Financial Literacy Debates

May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 26th, 31st


Sign up now for the 2018 New York City Financial Literacy Debates! Thank you to our sponsors, Citi Foundation and the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues. This program includes 4 financial literacy workshops, Financial Literacy Debate Tournament, Final Rounds and Awards Ceremony, coach stipends, financial literacy curriculum and more!  This program is open to a limited number of NYCUDL high schools. With foreclosures, credit card debt, college tuition rates, medical and numerous other financial threats exponentially increasing. And with our economy, technology and globalization changing at a dizzying pace. Financial Literacy is critical for our youth. Click here to learn more. 


Girls Workshop #2


Girls Debate League Workshop May 12th


Sign up now for our Girls Debate League Workshop on May 12th and prepare for our end of year Girls Debate League Tournament in June! This is a three hour workshop devoted to debate skills, public speaking, girls debate tournament prep and more! Click here to RSVP! 


Summer Leaders (1)


High School Varsity Debaters!
Apply now for Summer Leaders!


NYCUDL Summer Leaders is a powerful volunteer program for select debaters to develop their leadership skills and share in our mission of providing the best debate opportunities to all students.  We are looking for experienced debaters who love this activity and want to share their passion with our students by serving as instructors in one or more of our summer camps. Summer Leaders will have the opportunity to co-lead labs in parliamentary, public forum and policy debate.  Leaders will also receive training in teaching, mentoring, debate, leadership and other opportunities. This is also a great opportunity to add to your college and career resumes! Click here to apply!

Twitter_ NYC Service Recruitment
NYCUDL is Hiring! Join Americorps!

We are excited to partner again with NYC Service and Americorps. We will be hiring four NYC Civic Corps Members for the 2018-2019 school year.  Americorps is a powerful program that places college graduates for a year in the nonprofit sector to develop leadership, education, civic and career skills for a year while changing the world. Salary, tuition benefits, graduate school benefits and other perks are available for Americorps members. Click here to learn more and apply now! 


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Read all About It! “Champions of Debate” is the New York City Urban Debate League’s (NYCUDL) monthly shout out to everyone who makes scholastic debate possible in New York City! Each month's magazine includes highlights of the month, tournament results packets, tournament photo albums, press articles, special event fliers, and more! Click here to our Virtual Bookshelf with all the editions for this school year! Subscribe to get the latest editions! 

Join us for the summer of 2018 at the nation's largest debate league and summer program.  NYC Debate hosts seven weeks of summer debate institutes, summer tournaments, summer events, and other fun programs to teach students debate, public speaking, critical thinking, current events and improve reading, writing, and research skills. Our locations include Hunter College, Silberman Graduate School, Columbia University, New York University, Maspeth High School and more! Register now for earlybird discounts!  Click to register!  Learn More!



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