New York City Urban Debate League
- New York
The New York City Urban Debate League is the city's only debate league for all ages, all students, all schools. All our programs are free. All our programs are year round. Every day we support schools to provide debate training during school and after school. Every week we have drop in debate centers open to all students to learn from the top debate coaches in the country and access the best debate supplies, research, technology and books. Nearly every weekend we host debate tournaments for all students and send our debaters to debate tournaments across the nation and world including Harvard, Yale, Georgetown, Columbia, Emory, George Mason. Every summer we offer summer debate camps from the first day of summer to the last day of summer at New York City's top universities! Every year over 95%-100% of our graduating seniors go on to college - many with full and partial scholarships. Because of this commitment - we have been honored as one of the nation's top after school programs by every leading education organization including the White House, National Endowment for the Arts, National Council for the Humanities, National Institute, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the President's Committee for the Arts and Humanities and First Lady Michelle Obama as "one of the top arts and humanities based programs in the country."