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NYC Great Debaters Weekly!

Tech Duels Debate Night This Week!

Dear Friend,

This week we shout out the Middle School Quality Initiative (MSQI) Debate League! This Saturday hundreds of debaters gathered across the city for MSQI Debate Tournament #3 on the debate topic of academic tracking. MSQI has brought scholastic debate to thousands of students and over 100 public schools in New York City. We have been honored to partner with the MSQI Debate League since its foundation. Thank you to the historic program at Stuyvesant High School and legendary debate coach, Ms. Julie Sheinman for hosting. Ms. Sheinman will also be our Keynote Speaker at our June 7th Debate Educators Conference ("Debate Con IX") on the Chancellors Professional Development Day. Click here to sign up now. This event is free to all current and prospective debate educators, coaches and teachers. And speaking about debate education, don't forget to RSVP for our first annual Tech Duels Debate Night & State Championships Final Rounds! Pizza! Debate! Tech Raffles! Tech Prizes! Tech education! And more! This Wednesday at our office! Click here to RSVP for Tech Duels Debate Night!  And three days later on Saturday is our Girls Debate Workshop! Click here to sign up for our last Girls Debate Workshop of the year! 


Upcoming Events   

5/12 - Harlem Incubator Tournament
5/15 - Debate Night @ Beveridge & Diamond
5/17 - Bronx Debate Tournament
5/19 - SONYC Debate Championships
6/6 - Bronx Debate Tournament
6/14 - MSQI Championships
6/23 - NYC Debate Club Tournament
Summer Debate Institutes!
Middle School Summer Debate Institutes 


MSQI Debate Tournament #3

May 5th

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Thank you to MSQI for another incredible debate tournament.  Over 200+ debate teams and over 400+ debaters for MSQI Debate Tournament #3. Thank you to Stuyvesant High School for hosting. Thank you to over 100 volunteers for judging hundreds of debates on the topic of academic tracking. What an incredible day! Click here for Tournament Results.



Tech Duels

Tech Duels Debate Night &

State Debate Championships

Final Rounds

May 9th

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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

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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! 




High School End of Year Ceremony
March 31st, 4pm-7pm


Celebrate the end of the debate season with the NYC Urban Debate League and Citi Foundation! Dinner! Snacks! Trophies! Awards! Debates! Our Year End Awards Ceremony recognizes the year's top debate teams, top speakers, top schools and numerous other awards and achievements. This is the Academy Awards for NYC debaters and NYC debate schools! We thank the Citi Foundation for making this event possible in NYC and all of Cit's support for urban debate leagues across the country. Please RSVP as soon as possible! This event is only for registered NYCUDL students, schools and teachers. Click here to RSVP!



Middle School Awards Ceremony IMage


June 9th, 12pm-3pm


Celebrate the end of the Debate Season!! This event is free for all NYCUDL schools, students and parents. Only price of admission is to bring a dish for the Pot Luck! End of the Year Awards Ceremony! Top teams and speakers of the year! School Sweepstakes Awards! And other Awards! Fantastic Pot Luck! Fun, Games, Sports and More! Students, Parents, Families, Teachers and Guests invited! Click here to RSVP! 

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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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