By starting a Speakers League club, your are providing a fun, supportive environment for children 10-18 (and beyond) to learn how to: write a speech, give a speech, speak off-the-cuff, evaluate a speech, and run a meeting. Children build their confidence, and develop presentation skills, responsibility, leadership skills, critical thinking skills, and friendships.
Designed with a national champion debater and Pro Tournament champion, Debate League (currently beta testing), is a curriculum for teaching high-level debate skills to youth. Our methods can be used in any format of debate, or within our style. We've structured the materials to allow anyone (even someone who has never done debate) to start and run a debate club for kids from middle school through college.
Speakers League started in March 2008 with a single club in Carson, California. Over the years we opened more clubs and kept fine-tuning the program. When we initially made our system available to others, it was as an eBook, but our vision grew to include an international network of affiliated clubs, run by like-minded people, passionate about helping children develop public speaking and leadership skills. As you can see on the map above, our vision is taking shape.
We are growing and would love to see you become a part of the Speakers League experience when you start your own club(s). We value the input of our charter holders (licensees) as we continue to improve and grow our offerings. We have several new programs being beta-tested related to debate and also for public speaking for very young children and those with special needs. You can find out more about them in our Coming Soon area. Join our mailing list for updates.