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NYC Great Debaters Weekly!

Our Champions...

Middle School State Championships!

High School State Championships! 

National Urban Debate Championships! 

National Debate Coaches Championships!

Tournament of Champions!

Dear Friend,

This week we shout out our Champions! As we write, Rajendara Singh and Julio Cordero of Law, Leadership & Public Service are UNDEFEATED (6-0) at the Tournament of Champions at the University of Kentucky - one of the nation's most prestigious debate tournaments. The past weekend, Rosalisy Peguero and Namerlyn Rosario of Dr. Richard Izquerido Health and Science Charter School ended as Octafinalists (14th seed overall) of the 2018 Urban Debate National Championship at Georgetown University.  At the same time two NYCUDL teams represented NYC at the National Debate Coaches National Championships. And then in the past two weekends we hosted the New York State Middle School Debate Championships and the New York State High School Debate Championships where over 50+ schools across the state competed. And so this week we shout out our Champions at the city, state and national levels!  Congratulations everyone! 


Upcoming Events   

5/5 - MSQI Tournament #3
5/12 - Harlem Incubator Tournament
5/15 - Debate Night @ Beveridge & Diamond
5/17 - Bronx Debate Night
5/19 - SONYC Debate Championships
6/6 - Bronx Debate Tournament
6/8 - MSQI Championships
6/23 - NYC Debate Club Tournament
Summer Debate Institutes!
Middle School Summer Debate Institutes 


NYC Makes Sweet 16 at the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues National Championships

Congratulations to our teams from Brooklyn Tech & Dr. Richard Izquerido at the National Association of Urban Debate League (NAUDL) Championships at Georgetown University! Rosalisy Peguero and Namerlyn Rosario of Dr. Richards ended as Octafinalists (14th seed overall)! Thank you to NAUDL for hosting an incredible four days fo debates, workshops, and dinners to celebrate the entire national urban debate community. 




New York State Middle School

Debate Championships 

Thank you and congratulations to everyone participating in the 2018 Middle School State Debate Championships Tournament! Thank you to In Tech for hosting! Thank you to Tech Duels for Sponsoring! Thank you for everyone attending!! 39 schools! 347 debaters! 207 judges, volunteers, teacher sand guests, 175 debate teams = Wow!! Day 2 Photos are up! Thank you everyone! Congrats Everyone!

Tournament Results.  Click here

Tournament Photo Album Day 1. Click here.

Tournament Photo Album Day 2. Click here.


New York State High School

Debate Championships 

2018 High School State Championships! 3 Days of Debates! 32 High Schools! 96 Debate Teams! 175 Debaters! 115 judges, volunteers, staff, parents, teachers, and guests! Thank you to William Cullen Bryant High School for hosting! 

Tournament Results. Click here.

Tournament Photo Album Day 1. Click here.

Tournament Photo Album Day 2. Click here.

Financial Literacy, Fin Lit (1)


2018 Citi Financial Literacy Debates


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.  And attention High School Students, Parents and Teachers! Please RSVP now for our end of the Year Awards Ceremony and Dinner at the Citi Headquarters! Click here to RSVP!  



Tech Duels

Tech Duels Debate Night &

State Debate Championships

Final Rounds

May 9th

Click here to register!


We are honored to partner with Tech Duels to bring technology education opportunities for youth. Click here to learn more about Tech Duels.  Thank you to Tech Duels for sponsoring the New York State Middle School and High School Debate Championships! Join us for an incredible evening of debates, pizzas, snacks, raffles and technology inspiration. Support our finalists of the New York State Debate Championships! Judges from IBM, Code Interactive, and other technology firms and nonprofits will be judging the final technology debates! Click here to register!


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! 


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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