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:
  • 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
  • Announcements from November 17th CLUB SCHEDULENo club meeting next week, the week of Thanksgiving.  December 1st, the Monday before the practice tournament, is also our last meeting for the year.  Club meetings will ...
    Posted Nov 18, 2014, 5:31 AM by Eric Scheidler
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