Schedule at a Glance
Our Speakers League youth public speaking clubs are a fun, supportive environment where you can become more comfortable and confident with public speaking. Members have opportunities for impromptu speaking, prepared speeches, and peer-to-peer evaluation.
Recommended for children ages 10-17, though capable younger children may also join on a provisional basis (click here for guidelines). Enrollment accepted year-round, as long as there is space in the club.
Skill Builders Speakers League clubs open the world of Speakers League to younger children and those who need a little extra time or assistance to master the speaking and leadership skills learned through Speakers League. While still structured, Skill Builders uses simpler materials, “how-to” sessions, necessary breaks, games, and object lessons that help to build comfort with public speaking.
Recommended for younger children ~5-9 and those who need more time or assistance. Must meet our Skill Builders readiness guidelines. Parent-participation may be required. Max age 17. Enrollment accepted year-round, as long as there is space in the club.
We use debate sparring, games, activities, and individual and team debates to learn the relevant skills for Public Forum debate (a style focused on current events). This includes examining propositions, determining the issues at play, structuring constructives and rebuttals, learning about effective cross-examination, conducting evidence research, crystallizing/ summarizing the state of a debate, learning how to identify and combat logical fallacies, and understanding the elements
Recommended for children ages 12-17, though capable younger children may also join on a provisional basis. Enrollment accepted year-round, as long as there is space in the club.
Learn new skills related to public speaking at our upcoming workshops. Current and past workshops have included:
- Introduction to Public Speaking
- Creating a TED Talk
- How to Use a Teleprompter
Some workshops available for adults as well as children. Click here to learn more.