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Rural Debate Initiative 

A 501(c)(3) registered non-profit focused on expanding access to debate

Who We Are

The Rural Debate Initiative ("RuDI") is a non-profit organization that seeks to expand access to competitive debate across secondary school students residing in rural areas.  RuDI will provide debate programs and supplement programs through a virtual format (via videoconference) at no cost to the students (no tournament entry fees, no debate camp tuition).  

Our Programs

Debate, but More Than Debate

Classroom Lecture
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Coworkers Talking on Video Conference

Free weekly online coaching sessions with experienced coaches 

Free online tournaments and summer camps that vastly improve accessibiilty

Additional programs to help debaters grow academically and professionally


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