The Great Debaters Online supports ALL students and ALL grade levels.  All students should have access to scholastic speech and debate.  All students are Great Debaters. All students can use the power of speech and debate to make the world a better place. Indeed, we are inspired by the true story of the movie, "The Great Debaters."  The NYC Great Debaters Online was founded as a program of the NYC Elementary School Speech and Debate League but is  open to all students and all schools throughout the world.  

How we support all students to become Great Debaters:

  • Free monthly Speech Tournament (12 tournaments)

  • Free monthly Speechwriting Tournament (12 tournaments)

  • Free Weekly Lessons, Webinars, and Resources

  • Free Daily Online and Email support for Students

  • Free School and Teacher Support to build Speech and Debate Programs

  • All Ages

  • All Grade Levels

  • All Schools

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