With debate practices everyday, debate tournaments every weekend, summer debate institutes from the first day of summer to the last day of summer, and community debate leagues throughout New York City including the Bronx Debate League, Brooklyn Debate League, Manhattan Debate League, Queens Debate League, Harlem Debate League, and the Girls Debate League – we are the largest citywide debate league in the nation.
Our Mission: Every school should have a debate team. Every student should have access to the best debate education opportunities for college, career, and civic success.
The New York City Urban Debate League prepares students in the United States' largest school system to develop college, career, civic, and 21st century learning skills through academic debate.
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Welcome to the world of debate! The most rigorous academic program since Ancient Greece! We offer programs for all students, all year.
We work with students in elementary through high school, during the school year and the summer.
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