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Debate Team

Debate Team
Debate offers students an opportunity research intensely, think deeply, and contest ideas that might otherwise be assumed true. At Urban Debate League tournaments, our debaters compete against hundreds of other students from across the city. They are given the topics in advance, however they are not given their positions. This requires students to be knowledgeable on both sides of the issue. While considering both sides of the argument, students build the empathy skills that are desperately needed in today's society. Students do not just learn how to argue. They learn how to engage. They learn how to lead.