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HUDL Program Summary

  • Free one week summer debate workshops for students and coaches.
  • Six two-day debate tournaments during the school year, including a city championship. The tournaments will be held Fridays after school and Saturdays.
  • Four Saturday instructional academic seminars/workshops led by lawyers, college professors and other experts on competitive debate.
  • Student and coach access to volunteer, debate expert mentors who are assigned to participating schools.
  • Scholarship awards for selected participating students to advance their knowledge at university sponsored summer workshops.
Mission Statement

The mission of the Houston Urban Debate League (“HUDL”) is to develop and support competitive debate programs in Houston-area public schools.