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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays Everyone!
This week we celebrate 2014 with our Year in Review Edition to highlight the incredible accomplishments of New York City's Great Debaters this year!! What a historic year thanks to supporters like you!
  • Over 1000 NYC students participating in debates each month!
  • Over 200 NYC volunteers making every debate tournament possible!
  • Over 100 NYC schools with after school and curricular debate programs!
  • NYC debaters winning top awards at every national tournament including Yale, Harvard, Georgetown, Boston, and the National Championships!
  • NYCUDL debaters featured on Fox 5, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Daily News, BronxNet and more!
Thank you everyone for a wonderful and inspiring year.  Thank you to all our debaters for inspiring us every day with your voices and advocacy to change the world. Thank you to all teachers, coaches, principals and schools for supporting debate - the most rigorous academic program since Ancient Greece. Thank you to all our staff, volunteers, interns, judges who make every single tournament possible. Thank you to all our supporters, donors, foundations, Board Members.  Without your support we would not have a debate league for the City.
So as we conclude a historic year we look forward to another historic year.  With your support we hope to bring debate programs to at least 50 new schools and 500 new students. So please consider  donating this year to  support our mission that every school should have a debate team and every student should have access to the best debate education opportunities. Click here to donate!  All donations are tax deductible!  Happy Holidays Everyone! 
The New York City Urban Debate League
Click here  for High School Membership Online Form
Click here  for Middle School and Elementary School Membership Online Form
Website:  www.nycudl.org
Summer Camps Website:  www.nycdebatecamp.org
Email:  nycudl@gmail.com
Twitter: #nycdebateleague
Phone: 917-455-1079
Fax: 917-791-8801
January 2014 Reflections
NYCUDL Featured in One Day Magazine
  • We are featured in Teach for America's "One" Alumni Magazine. Link.
  • NYC Urban Debate League selected as one of the top Civic Start ups in the nation. Link.
  • Bronx Law is ranked in the top 15 debate teams in the entire nation in national coaches poll. Link.
  • 2013 Results! 851 students competed in 1,789 debates during 11 tournaments.
  • Middle School Quality Initiative Division begins with over 100+ schools.
  • January 11th Middle School & Elementary Tournament #4. Link to Results.
  • NYCUDL debaters win top awards at January 17th Big Lexington Tournament
  • January 25th High School Tournament #3. Link to Results.
  • January 29th Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational at Kirkland & Ellis Law Firm
February 2014 Reflections
NYCUDL Wins White House Youth Award
NYCUDL Wins White House Youth Award
  • West Harlem hosts first Debate Invitational
  • Henry Dreyfus Chemical Science Debates Begins
  • Debate Night at Macquaire Financial Group
  • NYCUDL moves to Teach for America National Headquarters!
  • President's Day Flashback! President Obama meets with NYCUDL Debater, Tyler Anderson, ranked #1 Top Speaker in the Nation! Link.
  • President's Day Flashback!  NYCUDL Middle School Debater, Starr Arroyo meets with First Lady Obama and delivers White House speech. Link.
  • President's Day Flashback!  NYCUDL wins White House Youth Award!  Link.
  • President's Day Flashback!  Fox 5 Coverage of NYCUDL White House Award. Link.
March 2014 Reflections
NYCUDL Debaters Win Top Awards at Harvard University
  • City Championships Final Rounds at the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • NYCUDL debaters sweep the Harvard University Tournament - half of top ten speaker awards and half of top team awards go to NYC debaters!Link.
  • NYCUDL debaters win 2nd Place Top Team at the Harvard Debate Tournament! Link.
  • March 7th Girls Debate League Tournament
  • March 21-22nd - HS City Championships. Link to Results.
  • NYCUDL Debaters Sweep Top Awards at the New York State Debate Championships. (March 28th - 29th). Link to Results.
  • National Slam Poetry Champion, Daniel Beaty, visits the NYCUDL! Link.
  • NYC Debaters sweep the Lakeland Debate Tournament! Link.
  • Kirkland & Ellis National Championship Qualifier Tournament!
April 2014 Reflections
NYCUDL Teams Qualify to the Tournament of Champions!
  • Battle of the Boroughs Tournament. Largest middle school tournament in NY State history (Bronx, NY)
  • 1st Place at the National Urban Debate League Championships in Washington D.C... second year in a row!
  • NY Historical Society Hosts New York City's first Elementary School Championships
  • 3 NYC Debate Teams Qualify to the Tournament of Champions - Nation's most prestigious Tournament at the University of Kentucky
May 2014 Reflections
Girls Debate
Girls Debate League!
  • Fish & Richardson's City of Champions! - Middle School Debate Championships! Link.
  • Girls Debate League Workshop
June 2014 Reflections
Columbia University Hosts Debate Championships!
  • End of the Debate Season Celebration at Full Circle (Brooklyn)
  • Columbia University hosts MSQI City Championships
  • 100% of NYCUDL Debaters Graduate!
  • 4 NYCUDL Debaters Receive Full Scholarships to Dartmouth University, Wake Forest University, University of Iowa, and Columbia University
July 2014 Reflections
Summer Debate Camps Begin!
Summer Debate Camps Begin!
  • Wall Street Journal Features New York City Urban Debate League! Link.
  • NYCUDL selected as one of the top youth programs in New York City by the Catalog for Giving
  • Brooklyn Summer Debate Institute Begins
  • Manhattan Summer Debate Institute Begins
  • Girls Summer Debate Institute Begins
  • Harlem Summer Debate Tournament. Link to Results.
  • Manhattan Summer Debate Tournament. Link to Results.
August 2014 Reflections
Summer Debate Camp Video!
Summer Debate Camp Video!
  • Summer Debate Camp Video. Link.
  • Bronx Summer Debate Institute Begins
  • Queens Summer Debate Institute Begins
  • Harlem Summer Debate Institute Begins
  • Manhattan Summer Debate Institute Tournament. Link to Results.
September 2014 Reflections
September Kick Off Workshop Video!
September Kick Off Workshop Video!
  • NYUCDL Alumni, Aubrey Semple joins the NYCUDL staff as our first Program Director
  • Debate Orientation and Workshop at Harlem Success. Click here for Video.  300 NYC debaters attend.
  • NYCUDL Debaters Win First Place at Yale University Debate Tournament.Link to Results.
  • NYCUDL debaters win top awards at the Georgetown University Debate Tournament.
  • Williams & Connolly hosts NYC Debaters in Washington
  • NYCUDL alumni win at two National College Debate Tournaments
October 2014 Reflections
  • Middle School Debate Conference #1 at the Institute for Collaborative Education (Manhattan) & One World Middle School (Bronx). Link to Results.
  • NYCUDL Teams #1 at the Monticello Invitational Tournament (New Jersey). Link to Results.
  • Louis Vuitton hosts for Debate Night to celebrate National Arts & Humanities Month
  • Bingham Law Firm Hosts the Bingham Debate Invitational
November 2014 Reflections
HS Tournament #1 Video!
HS Tournament #1 Video!
December 2014 Reflections

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