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NYC Great Debaters Weekly!

Last Week of Summer Debate Season and Summer Camps!

Dear Friend,  

This week we shout out the last week of the Summer 2018 Debate Season! And click now to register for our last week! Click here for our Summer Camp Photo Albums! The NYC Urban Debate League hosts the longest and largest summer debate program in the nation with six weeks of summer debate institutes and summer tournaments serving over 200 students and over 100 volunteers, teachers, staff, interns, parents and Summer Leaders. Thank you so much for everyone making this Summer Debate Season our best yet!  Shout outs to the Harlem Summer Debate Institute and Tournament! Manhattan High School Debate Institute & Tournament! Manhattan Middle School Summer Debate Institute & Tournament! Queens Summer Debate Institute and Tournament! And the BALI/Girls Summer Debate Institutes and Tournaments! Thank you to BALI, Hunter College, Silberman Graduate School, CUNY, Maspeth High School, and Harlem Education Activities Fund for hosting! And the biggest thank you to all our staff, volunteers, families, supporters and students for making everything possible! So join us for our last week of summer debate camps to close out the 2017-2018 Debate Season - the only year round debate league in the nation! Enjoy the two week break before we kick off the 2018-2019 debate season! Thank You Everyone! - Erik, 


Upcoming Events   

August Summer Debate Institutes!


Sign up for the 2018-2019 Debate Season! 
2018-2019 Tournament Calendar is LIVE! 
Register Now for Tournament #1!

Our 2018-2019 Tournament Calendar is up! Click here for our High School Tournament Calendar! Click here for our Middle School Tournament Calendar! Sign up now for Tournaments #1! Click here for our Travel Team Calendar! Click here for our MSQI Calendar! Thank you MSQI for an incredible and historic partnership! Thank you to all schools for hosting tournaments! We could not have a debate league without you! And all participating schools, you can sign up now to join the city's debate league by clicking here! 

Debate Club
Sign Up for NYC Debate Clubs!
September 15th is First Day!

The New York City Debate Club meets on Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm (Middle School) and 10:00am-1:00pm (High School) at our Office (25 Broadway, 9th Floor) during the Fall and Spring Semesters debate practices for 5th – 12th grade students.  All students participating in Debate Club are eligible to participate in our tournaments. Debate Club is for new debaters, intermediate debaters and advanced debaters. Our students have won local, city, regional and national tournaments. Our instructors are among the top debaters and coaches in the city. Debate Club is a great option if you do not have a debate team at your school, or if interested in additional practices, and if you are one of our middle school alumni and interested in continuing in high school debate!  Click here to sign up!


NYC Travel Team Begins! Register NOW for the Bronx Science Invitational and Yale University! 

New Debate Season! New Travel Team! New Travel Tournaments! See our Travel Calendar by clicking here! Registration is open for Yale University (9/14-16th) and for Bronx Science (10/12-14th)! Click here to register for these tournaments now! Register ASAP because these tournaments are some of the top in the nation and registration closes quickly with wait lists! The NYCUDL kicks off the Travel Program on September 8th at our office for the first Travel Team practice and Coaches meeting for those interested in Travel this year! Click here to RSVP for the Coaches/Student Workshop on September 8th!

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Travel Team Coaches & Student Workshop (9/8)

The Brown Rudnick Travel Team provides access to some of the most educational, competitive and prestigious debate opportunities for advanced debaters, teachers, and schools. As a result, such opportunities will benefit students in debate, academics, college, career and life. Please RSVP to our workshop for both coaches and students to learn more about Travel Team. Schools are responsible for tournament registration, transportation, hotels, and chaperoning. The NYCUDL will help to cover the costs of tournament registration, meals, and coaching. This meeting is mandatory for any teams participating on Travel Team. Travel Team is only open to registered schools in the UDL and varsity high school debaters. Click here to RSVP!  

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Bronx Debate Workshop (9/22)

Click here to register to kick off the Debate Season at PS/MS School for Environmental Learning in the Bronx!  Join us for our Bronx Debate Workshop sponsored by PS/MS 15 School for Environmental Learning and City Council Member Cabrera. This is an all day workshop to kick start the debate season with tracks for high school policy debate, high school public forum debate, middle school public forum debate and parliamentary debate. Led by some of the top Bronx and NYC debate coaches! This is open only to NYCUDL registered schools, students and teachers.

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Last Weekend to Sign up for the Queens Summer Debate Institute! August 20th-24th!

The Queens Debate Institute (QDI) is located at Maspeth High School. Like our other debate institutes, QDI’s greatest strengths are derived from the community.  Our partnerships with local Queens colleges such as St. John’s University which has one of the nation’s leading debate programs as well as other college debate teams – bring some of the greatest debate instruction and coaching.  QDI offers a perfect place for debaters to jump start the upcoming debate season!  So join us at QDI by clicking here! 


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