The Rhode Island Urban Debate League (RIUDL) engages students in policy debate programs in order to improve academic outcomes and increase college readiness. Working closely with Rhode Island’s urban high schools and the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University, the RIUDL is a non-profit serving over 150 students from Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence, and Woonsocket.
Part of a national network of Urban Debate Leagues, the RIUDL supports debate teams in fourteen high schools across the state and facilitates local and travel tournaments, college preparation workshops, and a two-week summer institute. College student volunteers partner with high school teachers to coach twice weekly after school and at monthly Saturday tournaments, serving as role models and mentors for RIUDL debaters.
RIUDL Community Fellows 2013-2014: