JBDI (Summer Institute) 2017

Get ready for the 2017 ​​​​​BAUDL Summer Institute!

​​​​Julia Burke Debate Institute (JBDI)​

High School Program: July 31 - August 4th (Monday-Friday)

Middle School Proram: July 31 - August 3rd (Monday-Thursday)

​Location: TBD


No debate experience necessary!

We will follow up as we get closer to summer to confirm participation.


The JBDI is a week long introduction to speech & debate provided by some of the best urban debate instructors in the country. Spending a week with BAUDL wi​​ll rival any other week long institute. Our instructors are top flight! We focus our institute on advocacy and critical thinking skills. The JBDI is open to all Bay Area middle & high school students, and students of all debate skill levels are welcome to attend. The institute is FREE to all students who attend a BAUDL partner school and for all low-income, Bay Area families. Out of network students who do not qualify for a tuition waiver pay a very low institute fee of $300 for the week, which includes instruction, supplies, meals, and a debate tournament.

At the end of BAUDL Camp, students will know how to: 
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Our instructors are truly the best of the best. We bring in a set of accomplished debaters from across the country to share their diverse knowledge and debate experience with students.

Last year our instructors included:
Ameena Ruffin, 2014 College National Champ
Toya Green, Director of Debate at CSU, Fullerton
Corey Fisher, 2016 Top Speaker of the College Nationals
Brittany Williams, Puget Sound Debate Coach
Kaine Cherry, NDT & CEDA elimination participant
Sohail Jouya, Coach of the 2015 National Urban Debate Champs