Looking for EMS Summer Debate Camp Lab Leaders

Summer Debate Camp Lab Leader

Join us this summer as a Lab Leader at our Elementary/Middle School Debate Camp, June 17th – 22nd. Contact Dominique at dominique@budl.org for more information.

Applications due Monday, June 3!

Download the application here: BUDL EMS Lab Leader Application (pdf)

First Year Coach Wins the Cardin Cup for Coach of the Year

Mr. Dent with the Cardin Cup

Peter Dent, a first year coach at Glenmount Elementary/Middle School, took home the prestigious Cardin Cup for Coach of the Year. We can’t wait to see where he takes his debate team next year.

Congratulations to Mr. Dent and Glenmount!

ABC 2 News features “It’s Debatable!”

Baltimore City students learn debate skills in the classroom

ABC 2 News visits students in Ms. Jada Byron’s eighth grade class at Reach Partnership School as they warm up for a classroom debate. Ms. Jada Byron participated in BUDL’s “It’s Debatable!” Professional Development for BCPS teachers.

Read more: http://www.abc2news.com/dpp/news/education/baltimore-city-students-learn-debate-skills-in-the-classroom#ixzz2TrLVNr3K

Elementary/Middle School End of the Year Celebration – This Saturday, May 11th!

Elementary/Middle School Debaters, join us this Saturday to celebrate a great year of debate!

Saturday, May 11th
12 p.m – 3 p.m.
Baltimore B&O Railroad Museum (901 W. Pratt St. Baltimore, Md 21223)

Debaters can bring three guests! Please RSVP here.

BUDL in the News!

The Daily Record, January 8, 2014: O’Malley- School systems fall short when it comes to transparency READ NOW>>

Education Week, December 19, 2013: New Video Tells Story of Baltimore Debate League for Students READ NOW>>


BUDL featured in the “Urban Educator”

Baltimore School Wins Urban Debate Championship

Check out this article about City College’s big win at the 2013 Urban Debate National Championship. We are so proud of Dikshant and Sophie. Way to go!

Special thanks to the Council of Great City Schools for sharing the story.

Elementary and Middle School Debaters! Time to sign up for BUDL’s Summer Debate Camp!

Debate is about expressing yourself. At our camp, you will get the chance to express your opinion and learn new ways to defend your ideas. You will become a clearer, more confident advocate for making the changes you want to see in the world. Your ideas are powerful; make sure they are heard!

Summer Debate Camp
June 17th – 22nd
8 am – 5 pm

Coppin State University State Center,
2520 North Ave, Baltimore MD 21206

FREE! for all Elementary/Middle School Students, grade 4-8th, at participating BUDL Baltimore City Schools

Fill out the application online here or download a pdf of the application here: EMS Summer Camp Application

Contact Dominique at dominique@budl.org for more information.

EMS Updates

The EMS championship will be held Saturday, May 4th at Carver Vo-Tech High School (2201 Presstman St, Baltimore, MD 21216.) Students should be at Carver by 8 a.m. Registration and breakfast is between 8 a.m and 8:30 a.m. There will be five rounds, three preliminary, one semi-final and one final round. We will only have Elementary and Varsity divisions. We will not allow Maverick or Hybrid teams.

BUDL EMS Championship Schedule

The end of year banquet will be held at the Baltimore B&O Railroad Museum 901 W. Pratt St. Baltimore, Md 21223 from 12 p.m-3p.m. Debaters can bring three guests.

Please RSVP online here.

Contact Dominique at dominique@budl.org for more information!