"Speech and debate has taught me more life skills than any other class. The ability to communicate and influence people is by far the most effective tool anybody can ever use in their life."
– Victor Monson
"My favorite thing about speech and debate is the sense of teamwork, individual preparation, and just the fun of it all! It's good preparation for high school."
– Marieme Barry
"Speech and debate gives me an avenue to evoke social justice. I participate in speech and debate because it’s my passion."
– Jonathan Santos
"Speech and debate has helped me become a better person. It's helped me determine my career path and get into the college I want to attend."
– Katrina Adams
"I coach speech and debate because it transforms young people. This activity provides skills for an individual to understand oneself, the broader community, and share those gifts with the world."
– Aaron Timmons
We connect, support, and inspire individuals and schools devoted to giving middle school, high school and collegiate students access to speech and debate. Together, we give youth a voice.
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