ECKSTEIN SPRING 2011 AFTER-SCHOOL INITIATIVE JUDGED A SUCCESS
SDF SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR FALL 2011 WITH PARKS & RECREATIONS AND YMCA PROGRAMS-- EMAIL [email protected]
NEW GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE UNVEILED
The Seattle Debate Foundation is a 501(c)3 social justice organization committed to the critical literacy and empowerment of urban youth through debate education. The Foundation sponsors both the Seattle Urban Debate League and the Tacoma Urban Debate League.
SDI Class of '08 with Voltaire Sterling, actor from award winning movie:
The Great Debaters
“Standing up there, the faces looking at me, the things in my head coming out of my mouth, while my brain searched for the next best thing to follow what I was saying, and if I could sway them to my side by handling it right, then I had won the debate – once my feet got wet I was gone on debating."
--Malcolm X, 1964
The SDF partners with the Associated Leaders of Urban Debate (ALOUD) and is part of a 30-city network of speaking unions, colleges, urban debate leagues, universities and hip hop organizations committed to creating opportunities for debate and youth expression amoung underserved/underrepresented urban students touching the lives of 250,000 young people a year.