Welcome to Ignite Chicago Speech & Debate Club!

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 and socialization.

We support the mission of the National Christian Forensics and Communication Association (NCFCA) which is to promote excellence in communications through competitive opportunities where homeschool students develop the skills necessary to think critically and communicate effectively in order to address life issues from a biblical worldview 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; brown bag 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 Practice Tournament
December 12, 2015

Ignite speech and debate club will host a practice tournament at the Rice Campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology in Wheaton, Illinois. More info here.

Recent Announcements:
  • Ignite end-of-year party Hello IGNITE! The moment that we've all been waiting for: the end of the year...I mean, the end-of-the-year party!  (I know, I always make the ...
    Posted May 28, 2015, 8:36 AM by Eric Scheidler
  • 2014 Ignite Initiative Practice Tournament Awards We had a great tournament.  148 students competed this year in 102 debate rounds and 205 speeches were each given twice!After Dinner Speaking1 – Catherine Alles2 – Anna Delph ...
    Posted Dec 17, 2014, 5:40 PM by Eric Scheidler
  • Announcements from December 1st CLUB SCHEDULE Tonight is our last meeting for the year.  Club meetings will resume on January 12th. THANK YOU FOR AND FAREWELL TO SCOTT AND CHRISTINA OKESSON Many thanks to ...
    Posted Dec 2, 2014, 9:05 AM by Eric Scheidler
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