The National Forensic League relies on the generous time, energy, and dedication of volunteers, coaches, parents, judges, and other supporters to achieve its mission and vision. Your help is essential to provide students with the life-changing power of speech and debate. Learn more about how you can help today.
Fewer than one-third of US high schools have speech and debate programs, even fewer middle schools do. If you are an alumnus, parent, or simply a fan, now is the time to start a program at your school and the League can help! In our Online Learning Center, we offer training materials for new coaches as well as resources to advocating your program to the administration. For more information on starting a program, please contact us.
The activity of speech and debate could not survive without thousands of supporters who provide students with educational feedback and constructive criticism. For alumni, this is a natural fit and an easy way to give back. Contact your alma mater or a district chair person in your area to get started. For supporters who don't have speech and debate backgrounds, the League can help! In our Online Learning Center, we offer judge training materials that will allow anyone to become a proficient speech and debate judge. Contact us to learn more.
Support Speech and Debate Programs
Like many co-curricular activities, speech and debate programs are under fire in all parts of the country. Your financial support and advocacy of local programs is critical to provide speech and debate opportunities to every student in every school. The National Forensic League provides advocacy tools as well as templates for letters to the editor to express your support. You can also make a financial contribution to many League schools directly through our signature Giving Youth a Voice program. Donate to the National Forensic League.
Support National Initiatives
From coach and judge training, to grants for schools and districts, to the creation and distribution of educational materials and scholarships, the National Forensic League provides a national level support to advance its mission and vision. If you or your company are interested in having a national impact, please consider a financial contribution or contact us for more information. Become a sponsor.