L+M Bronx Great Debaters Program
We thank L+M Development Partners for their Support to make our Tournaments and Summer Debate Institutes Possible. Debate is one of the most academically powerful programs. Thank you for making debate accessible for all.
2019 L+M Fall Bronx Debate Invitational (10/12/10)
Thank you for attending our season kick off tournament at the L+M Bronx Fall Debate Invitational Tournament! 100+ debate teams! 200+ middle school debaters! 20+ NYC schools! 10+ judges, volunteers, staff, and parents! And thank you to our host school, IN-Tech. And thank you to L+M Development Partners for making debate accessible for all NYC youth! Our tournament in the Bronx featured public forum debate with two different topics: (1) The United States should end the Death Penalty and (2) The European Union should join the Belt and Road Initiative. Click here for Tournament Results. Click here for our Tournament Photo Album. Thank you to all our families, students, teachers, coaches and volunteers!!!
2019 L+M Bronx Summer Debate Institute & Tournament (8/5/19 - 8/9/19)
For too many years, the Bronx has never had a summer debate institute. This has been an education travesty because debate is the most rigorous academic program for all youth. Indeed, a successful Bronx high school debater by the name of Sonya Sotomayor went from debate team to law school to attorney to judge and is today the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice. As President Obama stated himself, "you may not know you could be the next Supreme Court Justice until you join your school's debate team or student government." But if there are no opportunities to debate, then these are only futures denied. And so it is imperative and urgent that every student and every school in New York should have access to scholastic debate.
Thank you to L+M Development Partners for making the Bronx Summer Debate Institute possible. Thank you for building a historic program for the Bronx and all of New York City. And a huge shout out to all our students and families for joining us for a historical summer.