Over the last year, young people’s lives and futures have been deeply impacted by COVID-19, disrupted education, wildfires, water scarcity, and the growing climate crisis. BAUDL offers debate as a platform for Bay Area Black, Brown, and underserved students to explore and interrogate pressing global issues and to strengthen their voices so they can shape our collective futures.
Support BAUDL’s Back-to-School fundraiser and be part of amplifying their voices.
Across the nation and in our own community, our youth experience the impacts of water injustice: the impacts of water injustice; elevated lead levels in the water of 70 Oakland schools; drought conditions escalating wildfires; and wildfires escalating displacement and the region’s housing affordability crisis. The lives of Bay Area youth are shaped by water. Environmental conservation policy rarely includes the voices and experiences of Black, Brown, and underserved communities.
At BAUDL, and with your help, we’re changing that.
With a gift to BAUDL, you are investing in Bay Area youth. You can make sure that young people know this: that they are worthy. That they deserve to be listened to. That they are—and will gain the tools to become—leaders in our communities.
$50 means we can buy pizza for a recruitment drive at a school
$100 means we can provide trophies for a middle school competition
$500 means we can provide busing for a school district to attend a tournament anywhere in the Bay Area
$1000 means we can cover airfare and hotel expenses to send a student to a competition at Harvard or Northwestern
$5000 means we can send a student to summer debate camp
Nearly 9 in every 10 debate students pursue college education and are better prepared than their peers. Alongside rigorous debate education, BAUDL breaks down barriers so our students can access debate and educational opportunities.
We don’t just believe in our students, we equip them with the tools to succeed.
With your help, we can reach our goal of $50,000 for our Back to School Fundraiser!
Debate is more than an enrichment activity, it is an investment in our future.
BEYOND THE DOLLARS
There are many ways to support BAUDL's Back to School fundraiser beyond a simple donation!