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This week we shout out another incredible turnout for NYC Debate and our mission to make debate accessible to all!!! Over 2000 students, parents and volunteers participated in NYC debates over the past 7 days!  1400+ students participated in 5 Tournaments over the past two weekends! 545 Middle School students participated in debates on Saturday! The NYC Travel Team at the University of Pennsylvania with over 20 students this weekend!  Last weekend, 322 High School Students participated High School Tournament #5!  And last weekend, 514 middle school students participated in MSQI Debate Tournament #2 at Brooklyn Tech!  When we were founded, less than 100 students and 10 schools participated in debates!  SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT TO MAKE THIS MAGIC HAPPEN!  Indeed, THANK YOU to the 100 SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS that made debate possible over the last two weekends!  THANK YOU to the 519 volunteers and judges who made debate possible (225 judges and volunteers at MSQI #2, 104 judges at HS Tournament #5, and 190 judges at MS Tournament #5)!!! THANK YOU to all our amazing staff, interns, board members for work around the clock to ensure the best debate education opportunities for NYC youth!  And thank you to all our donors, sponsors, parents, board, foundations, NYC Department of Education and everyone who makes our work possible. HISTORICAL! MAGICAL!  Thank You - Erik 
 
Upcoming Events:
February 16th - 18th - Harvard University Debate Invitational
March 2nd - Financial Literacy Workshop
 

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Middle School Tournament #5 Results!  (2/9/19)

Thank you to Hamilton Grange MS and I.S. 281 Joseph B Cavallaro for hosting MS Tournament #5! Our last pre-season Middle School Tournament of the Year! And what a weekend with a total of 50 schools, 545 students, 268 teams, 190 judges and volunteers, and all our incredible staff!  Over a dozen different debate topics from ending Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia to a No-Contact policy for indigenous tribes. Click below for Tournament Photo Album, Complete Results, Tournament Video and more! 

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 High School Tournament #5 Results (2/2/19)

Thank you to Midwood HS for hosting! 41 High Schools!  322 High School Students!  104 Volunteer Judges!  The High School Public Forum Debate Topic was Resolved: The United States should end its arms sales to Saudi Arabia. The High School Policy Debate Topic was: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce its restrictions on legal immigration to the United States. Click below for Tournament Photo Album, Complete Results, Tournament Video and more! 

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Travel Team Tournament Wins Big! @ University of Pennsylvania this weekend!

Congratulations to the UDL Travel Team at the University of Pennsylvania for an amazing tournament and results! Click here for our Travel Team Blog! Not 1, 2, 3 but 4 schools reach elimination rounds in BOTH Varsity Public Forum Debate and Policy Debate! Congratulations to all participants and winners! And thank you to all our Travel Team staff! 

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MSQI Tournament Results (2/2/19)

Thank you to the Middle School Quality Initiative (MSQI) and the NYC Department of Education for our second MSQI Debate Tournament of this school year! An amazing turnout of 40 schools, 514 students, 225 judges and volunteers, and an army of staff, interns, MSQI coaches, MSQI staff and NYCUDL staff! The topic of the tournament was: Resolution: It is justified for the U.S. Federal Government to censor books. Click below to learn more about MSQI Debate!

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Summer Debate Camp 2019 Registration Now Open!

Summer 2019 Debate Institute Registration is now open!!! NYC Summer Debate Institute offers 1-2 week summer debate camps for 5th-12th graders including: Th Manhattan Debate Institute (Hunter & Silberman Colleges), Queens Summer Debate Institute (Maspeth HS), Harlem Debate Institute (Harlem Education Activities Fund), and the Bronx Debate Institute! Award winning program, award winning staff, and award winning debaters! Tracks for all students - from beginners to advanced debaters! Scholarships available for all UDL Title I schools - please see your coach for more information and updates!  And kicks off the Summer Debate Season with 6 Summer Debate Tournaments! So join us for the Summer of Debate!

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2019 City Championships Registration Now Open!

$1000 in student prizes! $10,000+ in school/teacher awards! Top 2 Policy Schools receive full scholarships to attend the Urban Debate Championships! Top School Sweepstakes Awards from Pizza Parties to Ice Cream Parties! Top 4 Teams from every NYC school invited! 4 Debate Events! 13 Divisions of Debate!  20+ Debate Topics! And a third day of Final Rounds in a Public Debate Tournament! WELCOME TO THE NEW YORK CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS. Thank you to the Citi Foundation and National UDL for incredible generosity and awards to celebrate our City Champs!
 
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