Introduction to Public Speaking and Argumentation (IPSA)

For students entering grades 3-9 as of Fall 2021. This program is geared towards first-time speech and debaters. Coaches will teach students about the basics of public speaking and argumentation. Students will work on writing original speeches, interpreting the work of others, and delivery skills. They will also practice structuring arguments and making logical links between claims. The morning will be focused on speech while the afternoons will focus on debate. Culminates in a mini-tournament on Friday. 


June 14-18


  • Speech: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Lunch: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Debate: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On Friday, we will hold a miniature tournament, where students can practice the skills they have learned throughout the week!


$275 for all classes


Early Bird (until April 1): $50 discount

20% of open slots are scholarship slots – students with need can apply for up to 95% discounts

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