SVUDL Legal Pipeline Challenge 2016
A team for Silicon Valley Urban Debate League
Uniting the legal field to help young people graduate, build vital skills, and realize their dreams through debate.
The SVUDL Legal Pipeline Challenge engages the legal community to make a difference for local youth whose talents go neglected in struggling schools. The week-long campaign raises funds and musters volunteers to expand a program proven to change life outcomes and launch legal careers.
The Silicon Valley Urban Debate League channels the power of voice to engage at-risk youth in rigorous, evidence-based argument and competition. In schools where college-going rates dip below 40%, more than 95% of urban debaters graduate high school and over 90% of graduates go on to college. Over half (54%) graduate planning to pursue careers in law.
Thanks in large part to last year's Legal Pipeline Challenge, the first year of College and Career Success programming at SVUDL was a smashing success. The path from here depends heavily on this year’s Legal Pipeline Challenge campaign.
Six high-poverty high schools representing more than 5,000 students are currently on the SVUDL Wait List. Your part in this is crucial: through volunteer hours and donations, in a campaign full of fun, excitement, and recognition, your support helps reach hundreds of young people in need.