The New York City Debate club meets on Saturdays during the Fall and Spring Semesters for drop in debate practices for 5th-8th grade students from 10:00am-12:00pm. Debate Club is for all students interested in learning public speaking, argumentation, debate as well as participating in the scholastic debate league. No experience required. Levels for all.
Our students have won local, city, regional and national tournaments. All Debate Club students are eligible to compete at NYCUDL Saturday tournaments and year round programming. Our instructors are among the top debaters and coaches in the city. We meet every Saturday (unless announced) from 10:00am-12:00pm at our Office. We do not meet on Tournament dates or Holidays. Debate Classes include current events, public speaking and practice debates. Debate Club is open to beginner students to advanced students. The fee is $500.00 for the semester ($100/month) for five months. The Fall Semester is September - January and the Spring Semester is February-June.
For students who cannot attend some or all practices in person we also offer virtual support as well (topic materials, debate handbooks, email/phone support, and more. Students who participate virtually can also participate in all NYCUDL tournaments.)
Debate Club is open to students in upper elementary, middle school and high school (Grades 5th-12th).