The Mission of the Atlanta Urban Debate League is to strive to bring interscholastic debate and all of its related benefits to under-served student populations in order to level the playing field in education (http://atlantadebate.org/). Our Rotaract club is excited to be serving as volunteer judges at their tournament on Saturday, February 9th.
The schedule for any given tournament is as follows (with as many people and moving parts as they have at these tournaments, the times listed below are approximations). In your RSVP (or in a separate email to Emily at [masked]), please sign up for whatever chunk of time that you will be able to attend - we recognize that devoting an entire Saturday is probably not possible.
8:45-9:15 a.m. -- Judge Training
9:45-11:00 a.m. -- Round 1
11:00-12:15 p.m. -- Round 2
12:15-1:00 p.m. -- Lunch Break
1:00-2:15 p.m. -- Round 3
2:15-3:30 p.m. -- Round 4
4:15 p.m. -- Awards Ceremony
The host school provides a free hospitality room with breakfast and lunch for all volunteers and judges at the tournament. There is a judge training session at the start of each tournament, but if people would like to see a previously recorded judge training session and the judge training handbook, they can both be found on the AUDL website: http://atlantadebate.org/tournament/information-for-judges/
There is also an opportunity to help at the college bridge table at the tournament. The table has information for middle and high school students about what is needed for the college application process. Many of their students don't have a lot of support or institutional memory about the college process in their homes, so it can be an intimidating process for them. If there are Rotaract members that would want to help at the tournament by sitting at the College Bridge Info table, you would be welcome to do so. Please let Emily ([masked]) know if you would like to volunteer here, so an AUDL representative can familiarize you with the information they have for the students.
Questions? Contact Emily Stanek at [masked] or [masked].
See you there!