This October 5-8 Presentation High School will host the first ever Voices Foundation Invitational LD debate tournament in conjunction with the return of the Voices LD Round Robin.
The Voices Foundation was established to help make high school debate accessible to all students, regardless of financial circumstance. The Foundation strives to address shortfalls of resources and support that impede participation by financially disadvantaged individuals and teams through educational programs, outreach efforts to high schools and middle schools , and scholarships for summer camp, tournaments, and coaching.
The Foundation relies heavily on the input and volunteer effort of current and recent high school student debaters and coaches to identify needs and participate in strategies for addressing them. Support from tournaments such as the Voices Round Robin, the Glenbrooks, through their annual Dodgeball fundraiser, and the Friends of Valley Debate has been influential in funding and promoting the Foundation’s efforts. Since 2007 Voices has provided financial assistance for over one hundred students to attend tournaments and summer institutes.
The goal of the tournament is to raise $10-15k for the Voices Foundation. Even if you cannot attend there are ways to take part in the event. Donations are welcome and discounted or donated judging is needed. Every dollar saved is another dollar that goes to help another student get more out of the activity.