NYC Great Debaters swept first place in every grade level in the high school and middle school divisions of the New York State Championships. NYC Great Debaters is a free debate program for all schools, students, and teachers in New York City that is designed to build successful and sustainable debate teams in all debate events

Students of NYC Great Debaters at KIPP Amp Public Charter Schools made history at the New York State Championships by becoming the first middle school to win first place the Policy Debate and Public Forum Debate.

“Indeed, we have had our most historic year yet as our Great Debaters compete against the top schools across the nation!” stated Erik Fogel, Executive Director of The New York City Urban Debate League.

Finalists will move on to compete separate competitions in Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. throughout April and May.