Each month, the NYCUDL offers Middle Schoolers across the tri state an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of international politics and current events. The League asks debate coaches from across the nation to vote on a new topic. Students then have a month to research that topic in preparation for upcoming competitions. This really focuses on persuasive-argument skills. We’re excited to be part of this exciting series of competitions. We are thrilled to announce that on June 8th, Early Scholars was awarded 2nd place in the Public Forum Overall Sweepstakes for the 2018-19 season by the New York City Urban Debate League. For those of you who don’t know, the New York City Urban Debate League is the largest debate league in the country. It sponsors nearly 140 schools and more than 2000 students in monthly debates. When it started in 2011, fewer than 1 percent of students in the New York area had access to speech and debate education. Since then, those numbers have skyrocketed, and we are proud to be a part of those growing numbers.

New York State UDL Tournament

2nd Place Public Forum Overall Sweepstakes, 2018-19