Debate Team

Come join a Writopia Lab Debate workshop and explore timely topics, formulate strong arguments, and debate with your peers. In age-based groups, writers dive deeply into big-picture ideas as they relate to real-world events and learn tools for evaluating topics from various angles. Debaters work in teams and prepare written and oral arguments for their side, and then hash out the arguments they’ve developed and ideas they’ve championed, in a friendly, competitive, and joyous final debate on the last session, where families are invited to watch. After the final round, teams collaborate to jointly solve the real world issue they just debated, based on both sides’ views and research.

Debaters think critically, work collaboratively, and present their arguments passionately.

This super fun, specialized program was designed in collaboration with the 2019 NY State Champions of National Congressional Debate, Writopia Lab teens, Arjun Mazumdar (Click here to read an article by Arjun) and Jonathan Bar On.



Thank you so much for the kind feedback about Jeeya. This was her first experience with debate and she had no clue how an actual debate is conducted until the first debate on electoral college and she definitely has a better understanding of it. This class is the highlight of her week and she has taken immense interest in the actual elections because of the debate Classes. We will definitely be signing up for the winter sessions.

Vidhi B., Parent

Laura, as well as his instructors from the summer debate camp, might be gratified to dow that Theo has been so stimulated by his debate experience that he has started a debate club at school. We’re delighted, and very grateful for the terrific introduction you’ve given him - and the compelling program you’ve created.

Katie F., Parent

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