Washington Urban Debate League

Basic Information

Address: 5105 34th St NW
Phone Number: 2027707887

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Additional Information

Director: David Trigaux
Schools Served: Anna Julia Cooper PCS ​Alice Deal Middle School Ballou High School Benjamin Banneker High School Benjamin Tasker Middle School Bowie High School Browne Education Campus Capital City PCS Capital Hill Montessori Capital Village PCS Central High School Charles Flowers High School Columbia Heights Education Campus DC International School PCS DC Prep PCS DuVal High School Eastern High School EL Haynes PCS Fredrick Douglas High School Friendship Collegiate Academy PCS Friendship Woodridge PCS Greenbelt Middle School Hardy Middle School Henry Wise High School Ida B. Wells Middle School Inspired Teaching PCS Kenmoor Middle School Kettering Middle School Largo High School New North Middle School Northwestern High School Phelps ACE High School Ron Brown College Prep School Without Walls Francis-Stevens Stuart Hobson Middle School Stephen Decatur Middle School Suitland High School The Seed School PCS Thomas Johnson Middle School Thurgood Marshall Academy PCS Washington Latin PCS Washington Leadership Academy PCS Wilson High School
School District: Washington D.C., Prince George's County Public Schools
County: DC
Schedule: Year Round
Ages: Middle and High School students
Capacity: Washington
Membership/Pricing: Free

After School (at your school) and weekend competitions


The WUDL is 4 years old and already works with more than 500 students and 40 schools across D.C. and Prince George's County. Demand for our program has been overwhelming, and we're growing rapidly.

Program Highlights:

The purpose of an urban debate league is to make debate free and accessible for all, especially those from under-resourced communities.

Urban Debate League of the Year (2018)
Urban Debater of the Year (2019)
Urban Debater of the Year Finalists (2017, 2019)
Middle School National Champions (2019)
"One of the Best" Local Non-profits: D.C. Catalogue of Philanthropy (2018)


After School Debate Programs
Debate Tournaments
Travel Team (National)
Debate In The Classroom
Financial Literacy

Program Information:

The WUDL supports debate programs across the D.C. area at public schools. Teams meet at the schools with school-based teams to practice just like a sport, then compete in weekend tournaments. The WUDL provides resources, stipends, and curriculum for the after school practices, recruits coaches and volunteers, and hosts the local tournament schedule. The WUDL takes its best and brightest and travels to regional competitions around the country.

All of our programs are free of charge for students attending public schools.