The Bay Area Urban Debate League currently serves 17 high schools and 6 middle schools. Our program is a self-contained debate league with workshops for preparation, tournaments, coach trainings, and a elite varsity team that offers travel opprotunities. Creating a culture of debate in a school is a life changing experience for students.
What are the base requirements to join BAUDL?
1. School must be in the bay area (San Francisco, South San Francisco, Oakland, Richmond, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Hayward)
2. School must be either a public school or charter. *Charters have additional stipulations.
3. School must be a middle school or high school. BAUDL does not currently serve elementary youth.
4. 60% or more of the student population must be Title 1 (free/reduced lunch). BAUDL is a program for low-income youth.
5. The school population must be racially/ethnically diverse. BAUDL is a social justice program focused on education equity and closing the achievement gap.