As part of our on-going leadership spotlight series, I recently interviewed Rolland Janairo, the Executive Director of the Silicon Valley Urban Debate League (SVUDL). Edgility had the pleasure of working with Rolland on his placement at the organization a year and a half ago. We wanted to check-in to see how he and his organization are doing during these turbulent times.
SVUDL’s mission is to empower Silicon Valley students, regardless of their socioeconomic status, to reach their full potential through speech and debate programs, and to teach critical thinking and communication skills. SVUDL currently partners with 12 high schools in East Palo Alto and East San Jose, changing the lives of hundreds of students.