Trained to Make a Difference – Attorneys Prepped on Judging Debate Tournaments

BDL Volunteer Coordinator Sarah Amaral spoke with BBA volunteers about the organization and key tips for being an effective volunteer judge.

BDL Volunteer Coordinator Sarah Amaral spoke with BBA volunteers about the organization and key tips for being an effective volunteer judge.

On Tuesday evening, attorneys came to 16 Beacon Street to get the low down on volunteering as a judge for the Boston Debate League (BDL). The BDL has drastically expanded its reach over the last few years, so the demand for qualified volunteers to judge Boston Public High School debaters is at an all-time high.

By acting as a volunteer judge at monthly tournaments the BDL, you can make a significant impact on a high school student’s future. Check out this stat from BDL: nearly 100% of students who participate in an urban debate league graduate from high school and more than 80% graduate from a four-year college.

Even if you couldn’t make the training on Tuesday, BDL is looking for volunteer judges for an upcoming tournament on October 18th and 19th. For more information on how to get involved in the Boston Debate League, please contact Katie D’Angelo, Public Service Programs Coordinator, at [email protected].