The Bay Area Urban Debate League ("BAUDL") is a debate mentoring program that currently serves 13 Bay Area schools and 350 students. Studies show that these programs improve literacy, GPA, graduation rates, and provide a host of other direct benefits to the participants, their schools, and the community.
Fox Rothschild LLP is proud to be among 10 prominent law firms competing in BAUDL's "Champions of Diversity" fundraising campaign. The initial round runs from April 30 to May 4, during which the firms will compete to see which firm can raise the most money per attorney in its Bay Area office(s). There will then be a second round among the top three finalists from May 7 to 9. The winner gets a full-page ad in California Lawyer.
You can find updated results here (Fox currently holds a slim lead), a press release here, and a SF Chronicle profile ("Debate league helps at-risk kids find their voice") here. You can also contact me directly for more information about this fine organization.