The Pay It Forward Fund was founded in 2022, with inaugural donations from Joe and Pam Wycoff and the Alumni of Apple Valley High School, MN, who believe speech and debate is one of the most influential experiences a student can have. In this spirit, the Pay it Forward Fund provides hundreds of new schools access to speech and debate through free NSDA Memberships and access to all NSDA resources. Now you have the opportunity to ensure students have access to speech and debate through your donation to the Fund.
Speech and debate gives you the ace up your sleeve during those crucial moments in life – whether it’s landing your job interview or advocating for change in your community. These are the real final rounds of life where speech and debate makes the difference. Each donation to the Pay It Forward Fund makes speech and debate more equitable and gives speech and debate opportunities to more students and schools.