In partnership with the City of Rancho Cordova, Suvidha International Foundation, a California registered non-profit, is organizing Speech & Debate Programs for 4th through 8th grade students. Thanks to the City’s Community Enhancement & Investment Fund for sponsoring this program. The program is FREE for Rancho Cordova resident students. The students can attend either Speech Program or Debate program but not both.

The students participate in the speech program on an individual basis and in the debate program in teams of 2 to 3 members based on the debate style.

The proposed Speech and Debate Programs allow students to develop effective researching capabilities, critical thinking skills, writing proficiency, use of body gestures, speech delivery, and leadership skills. The program attendees will demonstrate their newly garnered skills at the competition scheduled at the end of the program. The educational tools gained through the program will engage the students, help them excel in their academics and place them on a straight path to becoming successful future leaders in several prominent areas including business, law, politics, academia, entertainment, and media.

The interested students can register either for Speech program or for the debate program HERE.  The participants must complete and sign the Waiver-Form. Otherwise, the participant is not considered for the programs.