MIAMi-DADE
URBAN
DEBATE
LEAGUE
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About 

us

Mission:
The Miami-Dade Urban Debate League aims to build a local community of individuals committed to teaching urban kids to think, communicate, collaborate and love learning.
Vision:

We see confident, successful citizens, who are advocates for themselves and their community. They’ve successfully graduated high school, pursued college degrees and became active leaders in their community.

 

Right now, they are urban public school students in Miami.

 

Focusing on teamwork, cooperative learning, academic excellence, critical reflection and individual student growth through The Miami-Dade Urban Debate League will help connect the future and present.

MEET OUR BOARD:
Ana Bierman
Marlon Goldstein, Esq.
Corey Gray, Esq.

The Stars Group

Co-Chairman

Boies, Shiller and Flexner

Florida Intl University

Frank Cantero

Florida Power & Light

Dr. Malou Harrison
Grace Mead, Esq.

Miami-Dade College,

North Campus

Stearns Weaver

Arnaldo Perez, Esq.

Carnival Corporation

Richard Perez, Esq.

Co-Chairman

Holland and Knight

M. Dale Reed
Ian M. Ross, Esq.
Cliff Schulman, Esq.

Treasurer

Merrimac Ventures

Greenberg Traurig

 

Weiss Serota Helfman, PA

David Steinberg

University of Miami

MEET 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.