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NYC Great Debaters Weekly!

Summer Debate Season Begins!

Dear Friend,  

Summer Debate Season begins! 6 Weeks of Summer Debate Institutes! 6 Summer Debate Tournaments! Over 200 students! Over 100 volunteers, staff, judges and guest speakers! Harlem Debate Institute (HDI)! Manhattan High School Debate Institute (MDI)!  Manhattan Middle School Debate Institute! BALI/NYCUDL Girls Summer Debate Institute! And the Queens Summer Debate Institute (QDI)! And thank you for all our incredible hosts: Hunter College, Silberman School of Social Work, Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, Maspeth High School, and the Harlem Education and Activities Fund! Wow! Thank you everyone for supporting Summer Debate! So inspiring to see so many students passionate about debate and so many of our next generation of leaders! From middle school to high school - students tackled debate topics including Immigration, Equal Rights Amendment, Law of the Seas Treaty, Environment, Gun Regulation, and many more! Thank you to all our students, parents, volunteers, staff, judges and everyone for making this summer our best yet! 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!


Harlem Summer Debate Institute (HDI)
and Tournament Results! (July 2nd-7th)

HDI ended with an awesome tournament and Awards Ceremony! Click here for Tournament Results! Congrats to everyone for a fantastic start to the NYCUDL Summer Debate Season! Thank you to the Harlem Education Activities Fund (HEAF) for hosting.Thank you to the West Harlem Development Corporation for making everything possible! Thank you to Harlem Debate Director, Tyler Beattie and the incredible staff of HDI and all our incredible Summer Leaders!!!! Click here to check out all the Harlem Debate Camp Photo Albums!


Manhattan Middle School
Summer Debate Institute (MDI)
and Tournament Results! (July 9th-20th)

Friday was the last day of the Manhattan Middle School Summer Debate Institute! What an amazing two weeks at Hunter College! Thank you to all our Great Debaters, Great Parents, Great Volunteers, Great Judges, Great Coaches and Great Staff! Thank you to BALI and Hunter College for hosting! Click here for Debate Camp Photo Albums! Click here for the Tournament Results!


High School Summer Debate Institute and Tournament Results! (July 9th -19th)

Thank you everyone for attending the Manhattan High School Summer Debate Institute that concluded Thursday at the Silberman School of Social Work!! Thank you to all our students, parents, judges, coaches, teachers and BALI for making this debate camp possible!!! An amazing day of debates in both debate events of Policy Debate and Public Forum Debate. Click here for Tournament Results! Click here for the Tournament Photo Album! 


Girls Summer Debate Institute and Tournament Results! (July 9th-20th)

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.
Friday was the culminating tournament of the two week track.
The debate topic was on the Equal Rights Amendment.
Next week is the one week track! Click here for Tournament Photo Album!


Brown Rudnick Law Firm Visits Summer Debate

Institute! (July 19th)

Big thank you to Brown Rudnick Law Firm for coming by the Manhattan Summer Debate Institute (MDI) today and judging practice rounds, answering questions about careers in the legal profession, and prepping our debaters for their Tournament tomorrow! Thank You for all your incredible support to make the NYC Urban Debate League possible! Thank you to Brown Rudnick for making the NYC Travel Team possible! 

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Thank You for Supporting Celebrate Debate!

We hosted our second annual Celebrate Debate Fundraiser at Gibson Dunn on July 12th. An amazing and inspirational evening on the 46th floor of the Met Life Building at Gibson Dunn. Inspirational student, alumni, teacher, and staff speeches and honorees. Incredible food, drinks and beautiful sunset. What a way to end the 2018 debate season and celebrating debate. Photo Album: Thank you everyone for making everything possible, especially Mary Beth Maloney and all the folks at Gibson Dunn. And we surpassed our goal of raising $10,000 for free debate programs for NYC students! And if you still would like to give, click here!


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