Preview: Teen Vogue's 21 Under 21 2019: The Young People Changing the World

Teen Vogue's 21 Under 21 2019: The Young People Changing the World

Meet this year's class of outstanding girls, femmes, and nonbinary people.

NYCUDL Students bring Debate To Romania

NYCUDL Students bring Debate To Romania

Shout outs NYCUDL Debater Teddy Ganea for International Debate Work

Brooklyn middle school’s bilingual debate team among nation’s best

Brooklyn middle school’s bilingual debate team among nation’s best

Fox 5 News, September 26th, 2019

This bilingual debate team in NYC is fighting ‘English-only norms’ at national competitions

This bilingual debate team in NYC is fighting ‘English-only norms’ at national competitions

Chalkbeat (September 19th, 2019)

Sotomayor chats with teen star of 'What the Constitution Means to Me'

Sotomayor chats with teen star of 'What the Constitution Means to Me'

Up For Debate

Documentary Series in Development. Featured at the Independent Film Week Project Forum - Spotlight on Docs

What ‘The Constitution’ Meant to Two Teenage Performers

What ‘The Constitution’ Meant to Two Teenage Performers

New York Times, August 26th, 2019

Summer Debate Camp Comes to the Bronx

Summer Debate Camp Comes to the Bronx

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What These Student Debaters Learned From the 2020 Democratic Debates

What These Student Debaters Learned From the 2020 Democratic Debates

New York Times, August 4th, 2019

MS 50 Debate Team Debates at City Hall!

MS 50 Debate Team Debates at City Hall!

Kings County Politics, By S. Rodriguez, May 21, 2019

MS 50 Debate Team Protests to Save Extended Learning Time in School

MS 50 Debate Team Protests to Save Extended Learning Time in School

https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2019/05/20/unacceptable-nyc-council-presses-carranza-on-budget-priorities-in-hearing/

Meet the high school debaters performing on Broadway

Meet the high school debaters performing on Broadway

Rosdely Ciprian and Thursday Williams talk about the Broadway hit What the Constitution Means to Me, and what Congress could learn from them.

Debate Alumni now Teacher at her School!

Debate Alumni now Teacher at her School!

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Erik Fogel Executive Director, The New York City Urban Debate League
About The New York City Urban Debate League

Our mission is that every school should have a debate team and every student should have the opportunity to the best debate education opportunities. One of the most critical problems in education today is the academic and civic achievement gaps. Our solution is to provide the best college, career, civic, communication and community opportunities through year round academic debate. Each month we work with thousands of students and hundreds of schools. We support debate practices every day, debate centers every week, tournaments every weekend, workshops every month, debate camps all summer, and year round support for any student and teacher. We are one of the the city’s most award winning curricular and extracurricular programs. We have received awards from the White House, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, Presidential Commission on the Arts and Humanities, National Institute for Museum and Library Services, The Social Index of Top 100 Nonprofits, BoardSource, Points of Light’s Civic Accelerator, Teach for America, and by the First Lady as “one of the top arts and humanities based programs in the country.” Why Debate? Debate teaches every academic skill and every academic subject. A Great Debater means a person who has the skills and confidence to lead, to speak up, to argue, to question, to read and write to right the wrongs, to know about the world around you, and to change the world around you.

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