Debate for All

An Initiative of the NYC Urban Debate League to train and empower youth and adults in debate, public speaking and advocacy skills to change the world. 

Once a month, the NYC Debate Center hosts a workshop open to the public, both youth and adults to develop advocacy skills.  Our Program includes:

  • Public Speaking Training
  • Debate and Argumentation Class (In Person)
  • Digital Debate Class (Virtual)
  • Debate Judge Certification Workshop
  • Practice Debates
  • Youth-Adult Mentorship
  • Civics, Political Science and Political Science

Adult Debate Workshop Schedule

Every month during the school year (September-June) we host a monthly adult workshop. Sample Schedule:

  • 9:00am - Arrival & Breakfast
  • 9:00am-10:00am - Public Speaking, Debate, Argumentation and Judge Training Workshop
  • 10:00am-10:30am - Community Debate Topic Workshop
  • 10:30am-11:00am - Judging Youth Debates
  • 11:00am-12:00pm - Adult Debate Practice and Tournament

Click here to Register!

 

High School Youth Debate Workshop Schedule

Every month during the school year (September-June) we host a monthly high school workshop. Sample Schedule:

  • 12pm - Arrival
  • 12:15pm - Lunch
  • 12pm-12:30pm - Community Debate Topic
  • 12:30pm-1:00pm - Youth Debate 
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm - Youth Debate Workshops