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Urban Debate Coach and Student
Coach Deb Hansmeier poses with Roselyn, who competed in National Topic Policy Debate & Financial Literacy Debates at Como Park High School. Your gift makes it possible for students and caring coaches to build relationships that last a lifetime.

Be a champion for our students! 

COVID-19 has presented fundraising challenges for many types of nonprofits, including the MNUDL. With so many worthy causes to support, we want to thank you for investing in youth right now.

This year’s topic is criminal justice reform. Your generosity ensures students can access our constructive, critical space for discussing the issues that define life in the Twin Cities and nationwide.

Any gift of any amount helps. And with the new CARES Act, you can claim a charitable donation deduction of up to $300 for 2020, even if you don’t itemize.

Give Debate Two Ways (Monthly or One-Time): 

Join Advocates for Debate, our monthly giving community. With your help, we will achieve “Monthly Giving, Lifelong Learning” for our amazing debaters! Every gift helps maintain the momentum of our full year of debate programming.


Impact of your gift as an ‘Advocate for Debate’

$25 Sponsors an experienced high school student to become a peer mentor for middle school debaters. 
$50 Provides food for 100+ competitors at a Community Debate program. 
$75 Provides tuition for a high school debater to sharpen their skills at summer camp 
$100   Supports a Community Program debate coach’s stipend. 

Join Our Monthly Giving Community ‘Advocates for Debate – Make your monthly gift today

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Impact of your gift as a One-Time Donor

$25 Covers the entry fee for one novice to attend their first high school tournament.
$50 Compensates one alum for judging at a debate tournament, giving advice to the next generation.
$75 Outfits one team’s rookie and novice members with a debate supply starter kit.
$100   Funds a pizza recruitment party that will introduce new students to the exciting world of debate. 

Give the gift of debate education access today with a One-Time Gift

Make a One-Time Gift