NYCUDL Logo (1)-2The New York City Urban Debate League

The New York City Urban Debate League (NYCUDL) is the largest urban debate league in the nation. In 2011, there were fewer than ten low income schools in the city with debate teams.  We were founded to change this statistic. Our vision is that every school and every student should have access to the best debate education opportunities. Our mission is to provide the highest quality debate opportunities that develop young adults into informed, engaged, and courageous citizens. 


Today, over 2000 students and 140 schools participate in monthly debates. Every day we support debate practices. Every week we offer Saturday workshops. Every weekend our debaters travel to local, regional, and national tournaments. Every month we host public debate nights. Every summer we host debate camps from the first day of summer to the last day of summer.


Interested in getting your school or child involved?  Contact NYCUDL's Executive Director, Erik Fogel,, 917-455-1079.


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