Join the New York City Urban Debate League

I. Start a Debate Team at Your School or Afterschool Program. Click here. 

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School Teachers and Administrators can start a debate team at your school.

Our mission is every school should have a debate team. We help schools build award winning debate programs. Click here for all the benefits of adding a debate program to your school. 

  • Daily Debate Practice Support. Curriculum, Lessons, Activities, Assistant Coaching.
  • Weekly Debate Workshops
  • Monthly Saturday Debate Tournaments. Breakfast and Lunch provided.
  • Monthly Debate Night Practices
  • Summer Debate Institutes
  • Teacher Professional Development Sessions
  • Travel Team Opportunities
  • Year Round Programs
  • And more!  
  • Contact us at info@debate.nyc for more information.
Click here to sign up for school/organization registration

II. Join the NYC Debate Club. Click here. 

Students and parents can sign up for our Saturday NYC Debate Club practices and Tournaments.

The NYC Debate Club is open to high schooll, middle school and upper elementary school students (4th and 5th grade). We meet at our office at 25 Broadway, 10th Floor. Students do not need to be on a debate team or have any experience in debate to particpate. All debate levels from beginners to advanced are welcome!

  • Saturday Practices coached by top level debaters and debate coaches
  • Virtual/Online Modules if cannot attend in person.
  • Saturday Tournaments
  • Snacks Provided
  • All levels of debaters
  • Upper Elementary
  • Middle School Students
  • HIgh School Students
  •  and more! 
  • Contact us at info@debate.nyc for more information.
Join the NYC Debate Club!

III. Sign up for NYC SUMMER Debate Institutes. Click here!

Parents can sign up their scholars for our Summer Debate Camps. 

The New York City Urban Debate League hosts one of the largest, longest and most successful summer debate programs in the nation. 

  • Debate Institutes all summer
  • Locations in Manhattan, Brookyn, Queens and Harlem.
  • Columbia University, Hunter College, Borough Hall, and Maspeth High School
  • Breakfast and Lunch provided
  • Summer Debate Tournaments
  • Labs led by top debate instructors
  • Fun, Games, Friends, Trips and More! 
  • All Levels of Debate
  • Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School
  • T-Shirts, Swag and more!
  • Contact us at info@debate.nyc for more information.


Summer Debate Institute Registration