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,
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.

Recent Announcements:
  • 10/27 practice tournament quiz When is the practice tournament?  Saturday, December 6 Where is the practice tournament?  IIT Rice Campus in Wheaton, same as last year (thankfully!) When does registration open?  TWO WEEKS FROM ...
    Posted Oct 28, 2014, 6:10 AM by Eric Scheidler
  • Announcements from October 27th NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS PRACTICE TOURNAMENT The practice tournament quiz will continue to be administered at club each week and will also be sent out each Tuesday so you can study up ...
    Posted Oct 28, 2014, 6:09 AM by Eric Scheidler
  • Announcements from October 20th REMINDERS Please pick up your nametag from the file box on the table in the lobby before you come downstairs and then put it back before you leave.  If you ...
    Posted Oct 21, 2014, 7:12 AM by Eric Scheidler
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