Chicago Debates is the training ground for our future leaders
Chicago Debates serves high school and middle school students from throughout the city of Chicago. We are the largest urban policy debate league in the country. Our students come from a variety of schools, with different racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, spanning the academic spectrum. Our debate program gives students the confidence to find their voice, inspires them to be leaders in their community, and teaches them critical skills that prepare them for college and beyond.