I am contacting you to ask for your support in investing in tomorrow’s leaders by sponsoring a portion of my student fees for the 2020 Great Debate, a competitive training program that develops communication, argumentation, networking, and persuasive writing skills among Latino youth. I am responsible for the $675 tuition that will cover my room, meals, and participation in the 6 day Great Debate in Texas. Annually, other students have paid their tuition with contributions from their family, school supporters, local civic organizations or community investors like you. Students learn how to communicate effectively, think and analyze on their feet, and organize and express their thoughts. Great Debate participants train in teams and compete with peers at NHI-sponsored debate tournaments. After completing the Great Debate, NHI provides me with follow-up services for college admissions, financial aid consultation, and career guidance. Please consider making a financial contribution to support my personal and professional growth as a leader in my community. Please call the National Hispanic Institute at 512.357.6137 for more information. Thank you for your time and consideration.