SVUDL works to elevate life outcomes for low-income high school students in Silicon Valley through the academically rigorous sport of debate. As a nonprofit we rely on donations and volunteer support to fulfill our mission.

Debate provides skills transferable to professions, business, and academia, giving a singular opportunity for students to learn to operate effectively within a wide variety of settings and institutions. Having those skills will enable students to fulfill their potential, achieve their aspirations, and work to shape society in accordance with their values.
— James Basile, SVUDL Board Member and Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP