J W PATTERSON FOUNDATION INC
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Children & Youth
- Education & Literacy
Location119 CHINOE RDLEXINGTON, KY 40502 United States
The J.W. Patterson Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to funding speech, debate, and leadership programs in middle schools and high schools. Our Mission is to make speech and debate opportunities accessible for students and schools where participation would otherwise not be possible. Through both individual student scholarships and partnerships with other 501 (c)(3)'s, we assist with team participation costs, tournament travel expenses, and school resources necessary to grow competitive programs. "Debate opens an intellectual awareness to students that forever changes their world view. Our goal is to provide for those who acquired a world view of problem-solving through public speaking and debate to provide an equal opportunity for future leaders." Dr. J.W. Patterson
DEBATE CAN CHANGE THE TRAJECTORY OF A STUDENT'S LIFE.
And in today's world, it's more important than ever to even the playing field. Every dollar donated gives another high school student in need the opportunity to compete, or another school in an underserved district, the ability to grow a program.
High tournament fees, hefty travel expenses, and the absence of staff training frequently make competitive speech and debate prohibitive for many students and schools. And exorbitant camp tuition leaves behind countless students who can't afford to attend.
Our goal is to break down these barriers and even the playing field, so students have the support system and schools have the resources to grow programs and compete.
By working with school coaches, tournament and camp directors, and Title 1 schools, and partnering with other speech and debate foundations and leagues, we help to subsidize and bridge the gap to bring these invaluable skills to students across the nation.