Save the Date!
The 2014 Urban Debate National Championship Tournament and Annual Dinner
April 10-13, 2014
Support Urban Debate
Giving urban teens the chance to learn, think, and succeed in life
Join the campaign to triple the number of urban debaters
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues
Since 2002, the National Association for Urban Debate Leagues has served as the national leadership organization for the urban debate movement. Today, nineteen urban debate leagues provide competitive policy debate programs to high school and middle school students across the United States, in school districts where 87% of students are minority and 78% are low income.
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues is committed to urban debate because it works. It works where other solutions have failed – in schools plagued with low test scores and high dropout rates. By giving minority students from low-income families the tools they need to succeed, urban debate literally changes lives.
- Urban debate improves secondary literacy, academic performance, and high school graduation rates.
- Debate prepares urban students for college by helping them achieve ACT college-readiness benchmarks in reading, English, math and science.
- Debate prepares urban youth for twenty-first century careers by helping them master important skills: critical thinking and problem solving; communication; collaboration; and creativity and innovation.
- Debate prepares urban students for community engagement by instilling a life-long interest in speaking out on issues that affect their communities.
How You Can Help
With your support the National Association for Urban Debate Leagues can pursue its goal to triple the number of students participating in urban debate. The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues relies first and foremost on the contributions of individual donors. Click on the link to support urban debate through our annual campaign. You can also help by connecting with a local urban debate league, or volunteering time or products and services in-kind.