Welcome to the Ignite Chicago Speech & Debate Club site.

We are a Christian speech and debate club formed to serve homeschooled students in DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Will and surrounding counties. Our mission is to provide a Christ-centered club that balances instruction, competition, formation & socialization.

We support the mission of the National Christian Forensics and Communication Association (NCFCA) which states that formal speech and debate can provide a means for homeschooled students to learn and exercise analytical and oratorical skills, addressing life issues from a Biblical world view in a manner that glorifies God.

The club meets at Grace Church of DuPage (27W344 Galusha Ave, Warrenville, IL 60555) on Mondays.  Extemporaneous speaking meets between 4:15-5:00; speech meets between 5:00-6:30; potluck dinner at 6:30 followed by prayer and announcements; students not participating in the dinner are asked not to leave the building before debate; debate meets between 7:15-9:15. Meetings will begin promptly; please plan to arrive a few minutes early to get settled.

Ignite Speech & Debate Club
is hosting the IGNITE Initiative practice tournament
on Saturday, December 6, 2014,
at 
Illinois Institute of Technology in Wheaton, Illinois.
Registration opens
on Tuesday, November 11, at noon CST
and closes
on Tuesday, November 18, at noon CST.
See the sidebar for more information (coming soon).

Recent Announcements:
  • Announcements from September 15th ANNOUNCEMENTSAnnouncements will be emailed out each Tuesday morning and also posted on the website.  It is not our plan at this time to repeat most of the announcements for ...
    Posted by Eric Scheidler
  • Announcements from September 8th ANNOUNCEMENTSAnnouncements will be emailed out each Tuesday morning and also posted on the website.Parents, you are responsible for the information in the "About Us" section of the ...
    Posted Sep 9, 2014, 11:04 AM by Eric Scheidler
  • Mark your calendar: IGNITE Speech & Debate Club fires back up 8/25 It's still summer, but we're already planning for another great season at Ignite Speech and Debate Club! Are you a homeschooler looking for an activity to challenge your ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2014, 6:51 PM by Eric Scheidler
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