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"All I can say is WOW! I was so impressed with every aspect -- the kids, the speeches,
the way the meetings are organized, the whole thing is totally superb. Bravo!!" 

Erica Stearns, Parent


Confidence.

Technique.

Responsibility.

Leadership.

Organization.

Thinking.

Friendship.

Learn more about Speakers League 

Speakers League

Our Speakers League youth public speaking clubs are a fun, supportive environment where kids 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.

Club Locations Under Consideration
Join Mailing List for updates

Plano

Frisco

McKinney

Irving

Dallas

Mesquite

Click here for more information about Speakers League.


 


"Thanks for starting and building Speaker's League and Debate League. Hands down the best homeschooling education my boys had." 

Patty Biner, Parent


Skill Builders Speakers League, created for kids who need a little extra time or assistance. 

Learn more about Skill Builders 


Skill Builders Speakers League

Skill Builders 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 (beginning around age 6), but also for older kids (up to age 17) who may be especially shy or have special needs. 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.

Club Locations Under Consideration
Join Mailing List for updates


Plano

Click here for more information about Skill Builders.

 


"Every session, my sons enjoyed stepping into a comfortable arena at Skill Builders where they developed not only public speaking skills but confidence in themselves."

Beverly R., Parent


Research deeply. Think critically. Communicate persuasively.

Learn more about Debate League 

Debate League

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 cases and rebuttals, learning about effective cross-examination, conducting evidence research, summarizing the state of a debate, learning how to identify and combat logical fallacies, and understanding the elements of judging.

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.

Club Locations Under Consideration
Join Mailing List for Updates

Plano

Frisco

McKinney

Irving

Dallas

Mesquite

Click here for more information about Debate League.

 


"Debate really opened the world to my son this year.  It challenged him to substantiate his claims, learn how to research a topic, see the advantages and disadvantages of both sides of an argument, and get up and debate." 

Ayala Socol, Parent


Build confidence and learn skills in
a supportive environment.

Learn more about Workshops 

Workshops

Learn new skills related to public speaking through one of our workshops. Current and past workshops have included:

Introduction to Public Speaking
Introduction to Public Forum Debate

Creating a TED Talk
How to Use a Teleprompter

Some workshops available for adults as well as children. Click here to learn more.


 

Did you know . . . ?

RSREducation.com is part of Ready Set Resources, a homeschool-family-run endeavor, that began when our son was only one year old and we created our Bright and Ready activity idea cards. When our son was 10 (and our daughter, 7), he expressed an interest in public speaking, so (as we homeschoolers tend to do when there are no offerings of that sort) we started our own homeschool public speaking club, in 2008. The first club is still in operation and we've opened new clubs over the years so other kids can learn this great skill.
There was so much enthusiasm from families that we wanted to share what worked, so we eventually rolled out our club method in an ebook. But what most excited us was the idea of a network of clubs that could have events together and support kids around the world. That's why, in 2011, we created the Speakers League organization. Now there are clubs popping up all over the world and we've held two  annual conferences in Los Angeles, in June 2016 and June 2017, and one is scheduled in 2018, as well.
We began "beta testing" Debate League and Skill Builders clubs in 2015, and hope to start offering those materials to people who want to start those kinds of clubs soon.
So, the thing to know is, if you join one of the clubs on this website, you are joining a headquarters club for the whole shebang! 



Speakers League

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.

Club Locations Under Consideration
Join Mailing List for updates

Plano

Frisco

McKinney

Irving

Dallas

Mesquite

Click here for general information about Speakers League.

Skill Builders

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 ~6-9 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.

Club Locations Under Consideration
Join Mailing List for updates

Plano

Click here for general information about Skill Builders.

Debate League

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 cases and rebuttals, learning about effective cross-examination, conducting evidence research, summarizing the state of a debate, learning how to identify and combat logical fallacies, and understanding the elements of judging.

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.

Club Locations Under Consideration
Join Mailing List for Updates

Plano

Frisco

McKinney

Irving

Dallas

Mesquite

Click here for general information about Debate League.

Workshops

Learn new skills related to public speaking through one of our 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.

One-on-One

Do you have a presentation coming up, or just want to sharpen your communication skills? We offer one-on-one coaching to help you shine. We can meet at your location, at ours, or online via Skype or FaceTime.

Available for adults as well as children. Click here to learn more.