WHO WE ARE 

OUR MISSION

The mission of The Miami-Dade Urban Debate League (MDUDL) is to empower youth through competitive academic debate to become active learners, critical thinkers, and engaged global citizens who are honest and effective advocates for themselves and their communities.

 

Focusing on teamwork, advocacy, cooperative learning, academic excellence, critical reflection and individual student growth, we hope to provide tools that young people can use to ignite platforms towards global change. 

OUr LEAGUE:

The Miami-Dade Urban Debate league hosts programming for students from over 20 middle and high schools throughout the county.

Middle Schools

Horace Mann

Brownsville

Georgia Jones-Ayers

Jose de Diego

Edison Park

Carol City

Cutler Bay

Redland

Homestead

North Miami

High Schools

Young Men's Prep

Miami Central

Miami Northwestern

Edison Senior

Miami Jackson

Miami Senior

Booker T. Washington

SLAM

ITech

American Senior

Miami Carol

Norland

North Miami Beach

Miami Southridge

South Dade Senior

Homestead

OUR STAFF:
Program Director:
Cydney Edwards

Cydney Edwards is an alumna of the Chicago Debate League and participated in policy debate for four years in high school under head coach Bill Colson. Her debate career spans more than a full decade. After attending college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she served as Program Officer of School Support for The Chicago Debate Commission for 3 years under the leadership of Les Lynn, Edie Canter and David Song. She also worked briefly in Silicon Valley's debate scene with the UDL as well as expanding into Public Forum and Lincoln Douglas styles as a coach with a for-profit organization, Communication Academy. She is best suited to help the MDUDL focus on achieving specific programmatic goals as well as student learning, recruitment and retention.

OUR BOARD:
Ana Bierman
Asst. Dean of Law, Florida International University
Frank Cantero
Florida Power & Light
Osvaldo Garcia
Bilzin Sumberg
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Marlon Golstein, Esq.
The Stars Group
Corey Gray, Esq.
Armed Forees Lt. Colonel
Associate Boises, Shiller, Flexner, LLP
Board Co-Chair
Dr. Malou Harrison
President, Miami-Dade College- North Campus
Coral Lopez
Stearns Weaver
Arnaldo Perez Esq. 
Carnival Corporation
Richard Perez, Esq. 
Holland & Knight
Board Co-Chair
Anta Plowden
White & Case
Dale Reed
Merrimac Ventures
Board Treasurer
Ian M. Ross, Esq
Greenberg Traurig
Brianna Sainte
Bilzin Sumberg
Cliff Schulman, Esq
Weiss, Serota & Bierman
David Steinberg
Professor of Communication Studies
University of Miami
OUR volunteers:
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Dr. William Murphy
Tab Director
Miami Dade College Kendall 
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Devraj G.
Volunteer & Involvement Coordinator
North Broward Preparatory High

 
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Aliyah S.
Social Media Coordinator
American Senior High