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The New York City

Elementary School Debate League


About the New York City Elementary School Debate League

The New York City Urban Debate League founded the first elementary school summer debate institute and one of the first elementary school divisions in the country. Students are introduced to debate, public speaking, and various speech and debate formats through fun workshops, programs, and tournaments.  Our elementary school program is open to 4th and 5th graders. We offer a winter and spring Saturday elementary workshop for 4th and 5th graders. Additionally, 5th graders are invited to compete in our regular monthly middle school tournaments from October – May. During the summers we offer elementary school debate institutes. Click here to sign up! 

Elementary School Tournament Calendar