BALI Girls Debate & Leadership Summer Institute
In partnership with the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute and the New York City Urban Debate League
ABOUT THE GIRLS SUMMER DEBATE INSTITUTE
The Bella Abzug Leadership Institute is one of the premier summer programs for young women in debate and leadership. The Bella Abzug Leadership Institute trains girls and young women 13-21 years old in leadership and debate skills offering in-school and after-school programs, intensive summer programs, and one day debate training programs throughout the year. Held at Hunter College, main campus, and in partnership with the Bella Azbug Leadership Institute (BALI) and NYC Urban Debate League, we host the Girls Summer Debate Institute for two weeks during the summer. While all of the NYCUDL's summer institutes are open to debaters of all genders, this program is the only one that is geared specifically toward young women. This program includes lectures and lab sessions in small groups as well as tours and guest speakers of some of the leading women’s organizations in the city. Workshops cover topics ranging from body confidence to self-expression to conflict resolution and so much more! BALI provides skills-based leadership, policy, and public forum debate training. Learn more about Bella Azbug by clicking here.
BALI's Leadership and Debate Training Summer Programs are offered to students 13-21 years old, attending schools in the NYC Metropolitan Area. We offer two two-week cohorts of intensive leadership and debate training, customized based on the most important issues concerning our young women NOW! On top of leaving with valuable skills in debate and advocating for oneself as a young woman in today's world, students will gain a competitive edge in future NYCUDL debate tournaments. Click here to learn more about the summer program.
**** Admission is by application only and can be found on the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute website. ****
13 - 21 years old
Debate Formats Offered:
Public Forum, Policy
July 8 - July 20
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Bella Abzug Leadership Institute has proudly worked with young women throughout NYC and the tri-state area since 2005 inspiring, mentoring, and training them to become leaders in positive social and economic change.
Directions to Hunter College
Hunter College (Main Lobby)
East 69th Street (Main Campus, Right next to 6 Train Subway)
Cross Street: Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10065
The 6 train stops directly under the College at the 68th Street station. There is an entrance to the College in the Subway station. Turn right upon exiting the turnstile and the entrance will be directly in front of you.
Alternatively, you can take the F train to the East 63rd Street and Lexington Avenue stop. After exiting the station, walk north on Lexington Avenue to East 68th Street. The College is located at the intersection of East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue.
The crosstown M66 bus goes east on 68th Street, and west on 67th Street. Hunter College is located at the intersection of East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue. The M98, M101, M102, and M103 go south on Lexington Avenue and north on 3rd Avenue. Hunter College is located at the intersection of East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue.
Driving Directions from Queens/Long Island
Take the Long Island Expressway west to the Queens Midtown Tunnel. Make a right onto Third Avenue and proceed north to 69th Street. Make a left turn on 69th Street. Proceed to Lexington Avenue and make a left. The College is located at the intersection of East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue.
Driving Directions from the Bronx/Westchester
Take the New York Thruway (I-87) to the Major Deegan Expressway. Continue to the 3rd Avenue Bridge, then to the FDR Drive, then to the 71st Street exit. Continue straight to Lexington Avenue and make a left. Continue to East 68th Street. The College is located at the intersection of East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue.
Driving Directions from New Jersey via the Lincoln Tunnel
Take the Lincoln Tunnel. After exiting the tunnel, take 10th Avenue north to 65th Street. Turn right and cross Central Park. After exiting Central Park, continue along East 65th Street to Park Avenue. Turn left on Park Avenue. Go three blocks and make a right turn on 68th Street. The College will be at the end of the block.
Driving Directions from New Jersey via the George Washington Bridge
Take the George Washington Bridge to the Harlem River Drive. Continue to the FDR Drive, then to the 71st Street exit. Continue straight to Second Avenue. Make a left turn and travel on Second Avenue to 69th Street. Make a right on 69th Street and travel to Lexington Avenue. Make a left turn on Lexington. The College is located at the intersection of East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue.