About Debate Youth Leadership Council

The Debate Youth Leadership Council is intended to encourage the participation of high school and middle schools students in the debate league - beyond participation in tournaments - and getting involved in helping to lead the debate league, improve programming, supporting new students and new schools, feedback on how the league can be improved, creating and participating in new initiatives, and getting involved in additional opportunities such as debate nights, scholarship opportunities and more. This is ideal for debate teams that have "student captains" as well as teams that are looking to create student captain positions. Our goal is to have monthly student leadership meetings on a weekday after school at our office, 25 Broadway, NY, NY 10004. Dinner will be provided. Each school is invited to send up to two student representatives per Grade Division. Examples - High School teams send two HS student representatives. Middle School Teams, send up to two MS student representatives. Middle School student leaders can only be in the 8th grade, unless special exception allowed. Thank you again for your interest in becoming a student leader with the debate league. 


Afterwards! Our leadership meetings coincide with Lincoln Center's Intelligence Squared Debate Nights which are 6:30pm-8:30pm and so students have the option to go on their own to the Intelligence Squared debat events. Click below to register 


Youth Leadership Council Schedule


4:00pm-4:30pm - Arrival

4:30pm-6:00pm - Meeting

6:00pm - Departure to Lincoln Center

6:30pm - 8:30pm - Intelligence Squared Debates


Youth Leadership Council Dates


10/3/17 – Western Democracy is Threatening Suicide


10/24/17 – Pay College Athletes


11/14/17 – Feminism (exact motion TBD)


12/7/17 – Liberals are Morally Superior