"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 S., Parent
About Speakers League
Are you looking for a fun way to develop your child's confidence? Speakers League is a great place to develop public speaking, critical thinking, leadership, and organizational skills.
Practical, hands-on experience is where real learning happens. In Speakers League, members jump in almost immediately to manage the meetings and present before the group.
Bypassing or conquering a fear of public speaking can position children to succeed on many levels in life. Social phobias often start with shyness in childhood or early adolescence, and progress during adolescence, according to scientific studies. By deciding to join a Speakers League Club you are giving a gift to your child, positioning him or her to become a confident and poised leader of the future.
Our goal with our Speakers League clubs is to develop the public speaking and leadership skills of homeschoolers ages 10 and up. (Serious-minded younger ones are welcome too. Click here to find out if your child is ready.) We welcome homeschoolers of every stripe. We have independent homeschoolers and families who have joined different public and private school programs. We are a very diverse group. Everyone is welcome.
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Speakers League clubs meet for an hour and a half, twice per month, between September and May (plus our annual conference on the second Saturday in June). Members receive a 40-page member handbook with details on meetings and how to do the club roles. There are also training videos. Members are scheduled in advance for roles at the meetings and newer members start with easier roles like Timekeeper, and Vote Counter, as they familiarize themselves with the club. There is an adult supervisor, but the kids essentially run the meetings themselves.
As space permits, we accept new members throughout the year.
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What happens at a typical Speakers League meeting?
Watch this 23-minute, annotated, meeting-highlight video, featuring kids in the South Bay club from May 2015. They range in age from 8 – 14. You’ll see how Speakers League provides training not only in presentation techniques, but also in leadership, meeting management, mental agility, critical thinking, and organization.
Speakers League clubs develop:
Meeting Management Skills
Speech Writing Skills
Homeschool Speakers League has numerous clubs in southern California. Visit our Club Locator Map to find the club closest to you. You can also read more about what to expect and what to expect if you visit a club on our FAQ page.
"I really like Speakers League. It's not just about standing up and speaking for a few minutes, it's about having a blast doing it!"
– James K. (Age 13)
"Speakers League is one of the most worthwhile activities I have ever signed my daughter up for. The skills she is learning will benefit her for a lifetime."
Heather B., Parent