Boston Debate League

Meet BDL's New Executive Director Kim Willingham​
We elevate youth voice, honoring the power of young people.

We envision a future where students are engaged in critical discourse, informed by evidence, and empowered to lead.

A conversation with
Tayo Stuppard

bdl alum

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— Shayne Clinton

former debater from Boston Latin Academy

“I am still involved because the BDL left such a powerful impact on me, that I want to help the BDL continue their mission to offer educational opportunities to those who aren’t able to get this in a traditional classroom setting. I have learned so much from the BDL, and have grown and matured through ASD.

I love seeing the BDL grow and being able to continue to pass on these educational opportunities in a formal debate setting, which is critical to improve public speaking, speaking out, and being comfortable making an argument!”

— Shayne Clinton

former debater from Boston Latin Academy

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