Rhode Island Urban Debate League (RIUDL)

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.

For information on how to get involved, check out our website, connect with us on Facebook and Twitter, or contact our Community Fellows at coordinators@riudl.org.

RIUDL Community Fellows 2013-2014:
Dakotah Rice
Diane Schulze
Gene Robinson
Kristy Choi
Motaz Al-Chanati