Classes and Programs
Aspire Speech and Debate Club
is still taking registrations for their speech and debate camp until August 1. We want to invite 12 to 18-year-olds to a two-day camp that will introduce all campers to the ins and outs of speech and debate. As part of the Stoa homeschool speech and debate league, Aspire is a new club in Chicagoland that will provide instruction and practice in the sport of forensics. Stoa alumni with a combined 20 years of competitive experience will be teaching. The camp will be held on August 14-15 at Parker Road Bible Church in Mokena from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The cost is $50 per student. Snacks will be provided, but please bring a sack lunch. A registration QR code can be found on the attached flyer or by registering here.
Direct any questions to AspireSpeechandDebate@gmail.
Chicago CHARGE Speech and Debate Club
Offers classes, speech and debate tournaments, and summer camps for ages 7-19.
Students age 7-11 participate in the Young Speakers Program, while Junior and Senior High School students (ages 12 – 19) participate in competitive speech and debate.
Students may meet in Naperville on Tuesday evenings at:
Naperville Congregational Church
1 Bunting Lane, Naperville, IL 60565
(Corner of 75th St. and Washington St.)
Students may meet in New Lenox on Thursday evenings at:
Peace Lutheran Church
1900 E. Lincoln Hwy, New Lenox, IL 60451
Families may choose the location or day of the week that best fits their schedules. Speech classes begin at 6:00pm and are followed by debate classes at 7:00pm.
Chicago CHARGE students participate in contests and tournaments each year.
Participation in tournaments are an additional cost.
Contact the Director, Diana Wolfson at chicagoCHARGE@gmail.com or 630-778-7310 or 630-921-3657.
Constitutional Law class
This 18-week Internet-based course follows Michael Farris’ textbook, “Constitutional Law for Enlightened Citizens,” and uses a computer-based audio CD-ROM to deliver lectures. The syllabus lists the reading and listening assignments for each week and offers a flexible schedule for homework. Every two weeks, students can participate in a live chat-room discussion hosted by Michael Farris to pose their questions and discuss the material. Twice during the class, students will submit essay exams for grading. A certificate of participation will be awarded to all students at the end of the class.
Spring semester: January—June
Fall semester: September—February
For more information, or to register, visit the class website at http://conlaw.hslda.org
Teen Pact Classes in Illinois
TeenPact is a dynamic, hands-on leadership school for Christian students. Thier mission is to train youth to understand the political process, value their liberty, defend their Christian faith and engage the culture at a time in their lives when, typically, they are in danger of not caring about such things.
- offers a 1 day class for 8 to 12-year-olds
- offers 4 day class for 13 to 19-year-olds
- offers a 1 day public speaking class for 13 to 19-year-olds