Congressional Debate and Speech Fall (4th - 8th grade)


This class simulates the U.S. Congress and debates issues of current interest.  Research, persuasive speaking, active listening, critical thinking, accurate and extensive note taking, and cross-examination skills are all integral to the course. The instructor will also cover the major formats of competitive speech. No prior experience in speech and debate is necessary. Students will also have an opportunity to compete at tournaments at an additional cost.


Please sign up for either session according to your child’s grade level.

Tuesday Session Tuesday Session
Grades: 4th – 5th 6th – 8th
Day/Time: Tuesday

2:55 – 3:55pm


4:00 – 5:00pm

Class Dates: September 18 – December 4 September 18 – December 4
No Class: Nov. 13, Nov. 20 Nov. 13, Nov. 20
Number of Classes: 10 10
Location: Room 20 Room 20
Class size: 8 – 16 students 8 – 16 students
Class Fee: $325 $325
Instructor: Young Genius, Bay Area Speech & Debate Academy Young Genius, Bay Area Speech & Debate Academy

Instructor:Young Genius, Bay Area Speech & Debate Academy  Tel: 833-943-6487 Email:

Please call or e-mail the instructor to report an absence.

Las Lomitas League Contact: Jenn Hipple at


Based on 50 years of experience in education, Young Genius, Bay Area Speech and Debate Academy believes that speech and debate is the single most valuable skill students can acquire in school, and that this skill is transferable to any desired career. Young Genius, Bay Area Speech and Debate Academy focuses specifically on developing debate skills among youths, and is one of the strongest divisions within the program. For more information, check out the website: