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 Resolved Summer Debate Camp
July 30-August 1, 2014,
at Grace Church of DuPage in Warrenville.
Registration is open!

Ignite will fire back up on August 25, 2014, with an information and registration meeting at Grace Chruch from 7-9 p.m.  Regular meetings will begin September 8, 2014.
Recent Announcements:
  • 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
  • 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! WHEN: Saturday, May 24th, 4 p ...
    Posted May 9, 2014, 11:21 AM by Eric Scheidler
  • 2013 Ignite Initiative Practice Tournament Awards We had a great tournament.  130 students competed this year in 52 debate rounds and 173 speeches were each given twice!After Dinner Speaking1 – Anna Delph2 – Spencer Kolssak ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2013, 8:47 AM by Eric Scheidler
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