Teaching kids to love learning
In 2014, a group of former debaters surveyed the educational landscape in D.C. and lamented the lack of high-quality debate programs available for public school students. Debate is a transformative educational experience, but it was only available to students at elite private institutions. They decided to do something about it and founded the Washington Urban Debate League, a non-profit dedicated to improving student outcomes through participation in competitive policy debate.
Since then, the WUDL has rapidly grown, serving more than 750 students from public schools across D.C. and Prince George's County. Along the way, we've taken students across the country to regional tournaments, worked with D.C. Public Schools to integrate debate instruction intro the curriculum, and won regional and national awards.
In 2018, the WUDL was named the Outstanding Urban Debate League (2017-2018) by the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues (NAUDL), and "one of the best" local non-profits by the Greater Washington Catalog of Philanthropy (2018)
Washington Urban Debate League, PO Box 6319, Washington, DC 20016 202-770-7887