Congressional Debate and Speech (Grades 6th - 8th)

This class simulates the U.S. Congress and debates issues of current interest.  Writing, research, persuasive speaking, presentation, and critical thinking skills are all integral to the course. No prior experience in speech and debate is necessary. Students will also have an opportunity to compete at tournaments at an additional cost.

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 3:20 – 4:50pm

Class Dates: September 17 – December 3

No Class: Nov 12, Nov 26

Number of Classes: 10

Location: TBD

Class Size: 8 – 16 students

Class Fee: $475

Instructor: Young Genius Staff Tel: 833-943-6487 Email:

Please call or email the instructor to report an absence.

Las Lomitas League Contact: Jenn Hipple at

Bay Area Speech and Debate Academy, an institution accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) believes that speech and debate is the single most valuable skill students can acquire in school, and that this skill is transferable to their school, college, and professional career.  For more information, check out the website: