The High School Citi Championships & Financial Literacy Debates
The annual New York City Championships and Financial Literacy Debates is made possible by the Citi Foundation and the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues.
- The New York City Debate Championships is open to all New York City High Schools
- Every School is invited to register their top two teams in each division of Public Forum Debate
- Each Debate Coach participating receives a $500.00 stipend for participation in the Financial Literacy Program
- Top Teams wins special awards.
The Financial Literacy Debate Series is intended to introduce relevant financial concepts to students and to coach those students towards a deep understanding of those concepts, using competitive debate as a motivator. The expectation is that this foray into financial literacy will motivate students to further exploration that will help them as they leave secondary school. Student participation in the program is for five weeks. First, students will participate in financial education seminars. Each team will participate either in person at a designated location or from their school by logging in to a video conference hosted by the local league and Citi. These sessions will introduce the core concepts and provide students with structure and coaching and feedback to develop a deep understanding of the concepts. After the workshops, students will participate in a tournament using concepts they learned during the workshops.
We are thankful for the support of both the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues and the Citi Foundation for generously supporting student awards, as well as for providing generous stipends for debate coaches. There are awards for top teams and stipends for coaches available.
2018 Citi Financial Literacy Tournament
2017 Citi Debate Championships
2016 Citi Debate Championships