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Mission Statement

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

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.