Not rendering correctly? View this email as a web page here.

Dear Friend,

Wow! What a month! In the past 30 days, NYCUDL Travel Teams have swept the two largest, most competitive and most prestigious tournaments on the East Coast - the Harvard Tournament (Over 30 Awards including 1st Place) and the Westchester Classic (Over 60 Awards, THREE FIRST PLACES!, THREE SECOND PLACES, SIX THIRD PLACES!) 


This week we have two more shout outs! First shout out to Zainabou Darobe of Dreamyard Prep HS who was selected as Finalist for the "Urban Debater of the Year." Each year the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues (NAUDL) selects the top high school senior debaters. Finalists receive a $1000.00 scholarship, automatic bid to the National Championship Tournament, free trip and stay in Washington DC along with their coaches and other award opportunities! Congratulations to Zainabou, Dreamyard Prep HS, and Coach Mr. Spratley.  Click here to learn more about the Urban Debater of the Year Award! Our second shout out is while our Travel Teams were debating at the Westchester Classic, thank you to the 40+ students and parents who attended our Debate Club and Public Forum Debate Workshop and thank you everyone for making that event possible!  Next weekend is the Middle School City Debate Championships! 





Upcoming Events  


6/2 - NYC Debate Club

July Summer Debate Institutes
July 2nd-7th - Harlem Debate Institute (TBA)
City Championships.jpg

Middle School City Championships (3/10-3/11)

High School City Championships (3/17-3/18)

The City Championships is coming!  The NYC Middle School City Championships is on March 10th-11th and the NYC High School City Championships is on March 17th -18th.  All schools are invited to send their top two debate teams in each division of debate. Thank you to Signature Bank for sponsoring the Middle School City Championships! Thank you to the Manhattan Borough President for sponsorsing the High School City Championships! The City Championships is a two day tournament featuring elimination rounds and Finals Rounds to crown the top debaters in the City!  Thank you to PS 161, Hamilton Grange School, and the Institute for Collaborative Education for hosting the Championships!  Click to register!  Click to volunteer! 


Girls Debate.jpg  


Women's History Month Girls Debate Tournament 

Friday, Feb 23rd @ Silberman School of Social Work


We celebrate Women's History Month with our second all Girls Debate Tournament of 2018! This tournament we partner with the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute to host an all day tournament and workshop at the Silberman School of Social Work. Both parliamentary and public forum debate will be offered. No need to prepare for the debates! We have a workshop and preparation all morning and debates in the afternoon.

 Click here to register, volunteer or learn more about the Tournament. 


NYC Travel Teams Dominate

This month, NYCUDL Travel Teams won a record 35 awards at the Harvard University Tournament and 62 Awards including 3 First Place Awards, 3 Second Place Awards, and Six Third Place Awards at the Westchester Classic. This included a field of some of the natinon's top private, charter and public schools from California and Washington DC! Congratulations to everyone on the NYC Travel Teams!  #DebateHistory! Click here to learn about the Harvard Touranment. Click here to learn about the Westchester Classic Invitational. 


Round Robin.jpg 

The NYCUDL was honored to host the Westchester Classic Round Robin! Thank you to Lakeland High School, Director Stefan Bauschard, and thank you all to the incredible debaters, coaches and judges who attended the event! Thank you to WeWork for providing incredible conference rooms, debate venue space, and offices for the debate league! And congrats to NYCUDL teams for qualifying and debating at the Round Robin! Click here to learn more and view our Photo Album! 


Debate Club.png

Do not have a debate team at your school? Join the NYC Debate Club! We meet on Saturdays at our Office (25 Broadway, 9th Floor, 10am-12pm) for drop in debate practices for 5th – 12th grade students.  All students participating in Debate Club are eligible to participate in tournaments. Virtual resources are available if you are not able to attend all practice sessions. Click here to register. 



Summer Debate Institute

Registration is Open!




Join us for the summer of 2018 at the nation's largest debate league and summer program. Honored by the White House as one of the nation's top after school programs, the New York City Urban Debate League (NYCUDL) provides 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!



Donate to Debate! 

Donate Now

Support our mission in bringing debate to every school in New York City. The NYC Urban Debate League is the largest urban debate league in the nation and honored by the White House as one of the nation's top after school programs. We work with over 100 schools and over 3000 students each year. This is all because of volunteers and donors like you! 

Donate to Debate!

Volunteer 4 Debate!

Connect with us
Thanks for reading!