ASCEND TX SPEECH & DEBATE
WHO WE ARE
Ascend TX is a Christian home-schooled family speech and debate club serving 12-18-year-old students. We are parent-run, student lead, and family-friendly. All members of a family are encouraged to join in the learning and actively participate. Our purpose is to develop critical thinking skills, discernment, and leadership skills within a biblical worldview by engaging in a wide variety of speech and debate events ultimately focused on the goal to speak the truth in love to all.
WHY SPEECH & DEBATE
Speech and debate provides students a unique opportunity to develop important skills like research, critical thinking, organization, persuasion, teamwork, and effective communication. They also learn how to set aside personal bias and previous knowledge to respect another's position and objectively debate both sides of an issue.