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NYC Great Debaters Weekly!

Queens Debate Institute!

Dear Friend,  

The Summer Debate Season continues with the Queens Debate Camp (August 13th - 24th)!  Our last debate camp and tournament of the Summer Season! Thank you to everyone for attending our Harlem Debate Institute, High School Debate Institute, BALI/Girls Debate Institute, Manhattan Middle School Institute! Next up is the Queens Debate Institute (QDI)! Thank you to Maspeth High School for hosting! Thank you to Council Member Holden for supporting!  An amazing line up of debate coaches including the Director of Debate at St. John's University, Professor Steven Llano! Thank you to all our summer camp instructors, staff, students and families for supporting Summer Debate Season! And if you are ready for Fall Debate Season, our calendar is up! Schools and Community Based Organizations can sign up by clicking here! And you can also sign up for the NYC Debate Club by clicking here!  - Erik,


Upcoming Events   

August High School 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! 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 for the Yale University Tournament!

New Debate Season! New Travel Team! New Travel Tournaments! The NYCUDL is kicking off a new Travel Program to support even more schools and students participating in travel tournaments. Coaches please contact us at or check out the latest edition of the coach newsletter for more information on the new Travel Team. Practices begin in September. If interested in competing at Yale University, you should register your teams now! Click here to register! 


Girls Summer Debate Institute Part II !!!!!

Another amazing year in partnership with the Bella Abzug Leadership
Institute (BALI) to provide debate education programs to an incredible
group of middle school, high school and college young women.
For the first year ever, we partnered to provide not one but two different all
girls summer debate institutes! Thank you to Ms. Neone Ammer,
Ms. Liz Abzug, BALI, an incredible staff of teachers, coaches and volunteers.

maspeth high school

Sign up Now for the Queens Summer Debate Institute! August 13th-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 all forms of debate and is the perfect place for debaters to jump start the upcoming debate season!  So join us at QDI by clicking here!



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