STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

HIGH SCHOOL TESTIMONIALS

"Thanks so much for an excellent summer. I've learned so much about debate, about the skills required to win a round, and as a result of that I can't wait to exercise my new skills in a competition. The staff was wonderful and engaging, and the food and prizes were an excellent bonus. Once again, thanks for making the first two weeks of August so amazing." Best, Tammuz

"The New York Urban Debate League - MDI has been a great help to me.  It has helped me speak better, write better, and socialize better.  I hope that others will gain as much rom MDI as I have. Thank You MDI!" - Ifeoluwa

"I liked the debate camp, I enjoyed getting to know everyone.  I feel that I learned how to interpret the resolution better which will help me in the future.  I also learned how to determine which arguments are the most important in a round.  Overall the debate camp was definitely helpful to me." - Afriany

"Because of you and my lab leaders Isabelle and William I fell in love with debate, even though I'm not great at it. Not great yet at least. I really want to continue with debating. Can you give me more information on how I can go about that after school or maybe on the weekends? Thank you so much." -Zoe

"My experience at the debate camp was amazing.  As a novice, I was worried but my teachers taught me well and made me enjoy debate." - Brittany

"I like debate camp because it has allowed me to refresh my skills.  I also have gained a lot more skills.  I now feel ready and prepared for this year in debate." - Rachel Nadboy

"I enjoyed debate camp.  I learned a lot. I had fun working with others.  The teachers were great.  And the raffles were fun!" - Yohannah

"I thought the experience was very enjoyable.  It was nice to know that there's always someone you can go to for help.  I also think that by offering an award (candy, raffle prizes, etc) it teaches the debate newcomers that debate pays off!" - Amanda Woo

"Debate Camp was fun because the labs had a good student-teacher ratio. Thank you for these two weeks because I met some very valuable people."

"STAR RATING!! ********  IT WAS AN EXCELLENT CAMP.  MY ONLY CAMP.  I LOVED IT!" - Sekou

"The New York City Urban Debate League summer camp really helped me become a better debater."

"I like the debate camp because it taught me multiple debate formats like public forum debate and policy debate." - Tiffany

"I liked the camp because I got to meet new, interesting people and I got to learn more about policy debate." - Amanda

"Debate is like a 7 star hotel." - Shamiha

"Debate has helped me become a better public speaker and taught how to be a fast thinker." - Kayla

"I like debate because I am really good at arguing, and it gives me a huge advantage.  I also like it because it makes me see both sides of an argument andd fairly pick the side I agree with." - Ya-Asanti

"Yes, I enjoyed debate camp because we had awesome teachers (Betty & Jesica) and because I like debating and feeling smart!" - Christine

"I enjoyed debate camp. The teachers were very helpful in understanding policy debate.  Thanks!" - Sarah

MIDDLE SCHOOL TESTIMONIALS

"I never debated before, now I'll never stop." - Olivia

​"I loved debate camp!  I found so many friends who loved debating as much as I did!  Ms. Brady was the best debate teacher in the world! Debating is the best thing in the WORLD!" - Annele

"I liked debate camp because it helped me use my argumentative nature for something good." - Emani

"8 Words... I never debated before, and I like it!" - Isaac

"I thought that, even in just 1 week, I learned alot about public speaking and how to effectively debate.  It was  a good experience for me."

"The teachers were nice!" - William

"I like debate becasue it helped me in public speaking and changed how I think." - Eugene

"I liked debate camp because it was fun and a great learning experience and there were some pretty awesome people here." - Masha

"Debate camp is fun and helps with thinking skills." - Gabrielle

"I think debate is fun and it has helped me learn to argue my point." - Justin

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TESTIMONIALS

"I like debate because I learned about debate and now I want to do more." - Ashley

"I like debate club because it tallc me how to be organized debater and to be an organized talk." - TC

"I like debate because I learn. It helps me by essays evidence and reasons. Thank you for the opportunity for me to be here.  Thank you for the food. Thank you for everything.  You are the best." - Keilah

"Dear Mr. Erik, Thank You." - Edward

"Dear Erik Fogel, thank you for the opportunity to teach us debate.  I enjoyed learning debate with you." - Ashley

"Thank you for letting me participate in the debating group. I really love debating.  Its my favorite subject thank you again."