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Course Offerings

superior instruction

Every 2-3 weeks Youth Voices hosts online student-run meetings, to hone speech and debate skills, and raise students’ awareness of controversial issues. These frequent, accessible sessions are the backbone of our community, allowing students to engage with our exceptional instructors and interact with other debaters of their age. We do our best to provide fun and unique activities to engage in at every meeting.

Intermediate Classes: 

  • Debate: Tue. 6:30-7:30 PM 

  • Congress: Wed. 7:15-9:15 PM

  • Lincoln Douglas: Wed. 7:30-9 PM

  • Public Forum: Thurs. 6:30-8 PM

Advanced Classes: 

  • Speech: Sat. 2-3 PM 

  • Congress: Thurs. 7:15-9:15 PM

  • Lincoln Douglas: Mon. 6:30-8:30 PM

Discounted Courses

Every season Youth Voices provides a platform that connects professional teachers with members in various Speech and Debate programs. The courses account for all levels and are offered at a discount, enabling students to get a boost in their education through professional coaching and refinement at a reasonable price.

 proven excellence

Youth Voices gives its students opportunities to practice their newfound skills and gain much-needed experience through the variety of tournaments and events, either hosted in a partnership or directly by Youth Voices. Students will learn about self-advocacy, empowering communities, and mental health awareness through these experiences, and are given the potential to shine!

Programs: Programs

SPRING Classes

Our upcoming spring classes offer a competitive experience and great coaching including interactive classes that teach you the fundamentals of argumentative and speaking skills.


We offer a variety of events, including Speech and Debate, Congress, and Lincoln Douglas, with beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses for any and all ages and experience levels! 

Affordable prices, and top-tier instruction by nationally ranked coaches!

Intermediate Debate

  • Geared to newer debate students

  • Students can expect to learn the basic fundamentals of argumentation

  • Focus on how to find quality evidence and use it to support claims

  • Classes will consist of presenting contentions and group participation in refuting or questioning your peers

Current Events and Conversations

  • Advanced-level topic course guides conversations about current events

  • Lectures and discussions about modern issues, both domestic and geopolitical


  • Beginner (3/9-5/11):

    • Thurs. 6:15-7:15 PM 

  • Middle School (3/8-5/10):

    • Wed. 7:15-9:15 PM

  • Advanced: contact for details

Speech (3/18 - 5/20):

  • Beginner: Sat. 3-4 PM 

  • Advanced: Sat. 2-3 PM

Intermediate Lincoln Douglas

  • Stepping stone from general debate experience into competitive debate 

  • Students can expect topic analysis sessions, followed by case writing, and finally debating classes. 

  • Advanced: 

    • Highest level of debate class offered

    • Focus on the current cycling LD resolution for competitive environments.

    • Students can expect advanced topic analysis, case writing critiques, and of course honing of in-round argumentation through mock-debates ​

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