WHY SPEECH & DEBATE

What Skills Are Developed Through Speech & Debate?

When students get involved in speech and debate ​they will develop skills in a wide variety of areas. These include but are not limited to the ability to research complex topics, information analysis, and the ability to effectively persuade others.  Here's a complete list of student experiences: 

  • Skills

    • Research

    • Critical Thinking

    • Information Analysis & Synthesis

    • Writing

    • Public Speaking

    • Persuasion

    • Professionalism

    • Time Management

    • Self Awareness/    Reflection

  • Relationships

    • Teamwork/ Collaboration

    • Ability to give and receive feedback and constructive criticism

    • Networking

    • Encouragement

    • Friendships

  • Character

    • Integrity

    • Confidence

    • Honesty

    • Humility

    • Respect 

    • Resiliency

    • Dependability

    • Determination

    • Graciousness

What Other Benefits Does Speech & Debate Offer?

Speech and debate offers a great place for homeschool students and parents to build community and lifelong friendships.  Through participation in our local debate meetings and tournaments you will discover a community of supportive students and parents committed to mission of helping all of us become better communicators for Christ. (Proverbs 27:17)