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NYC Great Debaters Weekly!

President Clinton, Actor Alec Baldwin, Hip Hop Artist Common, Dr. Ruth and More!

Dear Friend,  

This week we shout out the beginning of the Debate Season. Our first Tournament of the Year at Yale University ... happening as we speak!  Debate Club had its first meeting on Saturday with over 50 students!  The NYC Debate Club meets every Saturday and is the Debate Team for all of New York City! And sign up for our first workshop this Saturday in the Bronx! Thank you to Cantor Fitzgerald and the Catalog for Giving for inviting us to Cantor's Charity Day on September 11th.  Charity Day was founded after 9/11 to help families and promote good globally. Learn more. Our debaters and coaches had the opportunity to meet with President Clinton, Hip Hop Artist Common, Actor Alec Baldwin, Dr. Ruth, Journalist and Morning Show Host, Gayle King, cast members from Orange is the New Black, sports stars and more. President Clinton expressed is awe at our debaters' knowledge of US immigration policies. Alec Baldwin was so impressed by our Great Debaters... he may be coming to a Tournament soon! Finally, the deadline is quickly approaching in one more week to sign up for Middle School Tournament #1!  Two Locations! Three Debate Events! Workshops! Tournaments! And more! Click here for our Middle School Tournament Calendar and Registration!  


      Upcoming Events       

NYC Debaters in deep thought with Alec Baldwin! 


NYC Debaters practicing cross-examination skills

with Hip Hop Artist Common!

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NYC Debaters Practicing Interviewing Skills

with Journalist and co-anchor of CBS This Morning, 

 Gayle King



NYC Debaters Complimented by President Bill Clinton on their knowledge of United States Immigration policies. 


NYC Debate Clubs Practice (9/15)

Thank you everyone for attending our first Debate Club practice on Saturday! 40+ middle school students! 15+ high school students! Great meeting everyone! Thank you everyone for making a Debate Team for all of New York City possible! We meet on Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm (Middle School) and 12:00pm-2:00pm (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! 


Good Luck to NYC Travel Teams @ Yale University! (9/14-9/16)

New Debate Season! New Travel Team! New Travel Tournaments! See our Travel Calendar by clicking here! Registration is open 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!  We host monthly travel team practices at our office for NYCUDL varsity debaters and schools. Click here to learn more! 

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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.

MS Tournament #1

Middle School Tournament #1 (9/29)

Public Forum Debate - In Tech Academy

Parliamentary Debate - PS 161

City Council/Congressional Workshop - PS 161

New Debate Season and New Debate Event!! The NYCUDL is proud to introduce City Council/Congressional Debate. For many years we have piloted Congressional Debate at our City and State Championships. This year we are piloting it at all our middle school tournaments! We start with a Workshop to introduce everyone to Congressional/City Council Debate! And of course we continue Parliamentary Debate and Public Forum Debate at Tournament #1 as well! Click here for the Parliamentary topics and Resources! Click here for the Public Forum Debate Topic and Resources!  Click here to register for Tournament #1!


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