Community Impact Report 2021
In the midst of uncertain times, our community remained focused on supporting a new generation of leaders. Our collective commitment to innovation, access, and equity allowed students to engage in speech and debate anywhere in the world. Whether they were competing or using their skills to serve their communities, our students had opportunities to shine. And wow, did they shine. Join us in celebrating the impact of speech and debate in 2021 and the students, coaches, administrators, and supporters who made it possible.
In order to support increased access to speech and debate, we launched the Springboard Series in October 2020. This series allowed access to free competition opportunities for students across the country! Thanks to the generosity of The Julia Burke Foundation, we will continue to host these events throughout the 2021-2022 school year.
Coaches play an important role in this community, working tirelessly to support and inspire students through speech and debate activities. Despite a year of constant shifting, you all showed up to make speech and debate happen for your students.
Here are just a few of the many coaches whose involvement we recognized this year.
While gatherings looked different again this year, you all found ways to connect, support, and inspire each other! We’re thankful for everyone who took the time to find creative and safe ways to celebrate speech and debate.