With hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of students participating worldwide, Speech and Debate is a paramount extracurricular found within most high schools. But while the community currently sees countless well-funded teams that have existed for decades, there are also a multitude of new schools entering the world of Speech and Debate. Starting a new team is tough, with many logistical challenges and organizational steps, so we’re here to walk you through it!
Within this webpage, there are many links from other websites and organizations, from various youtube channels, the National Speech and Debate Association, the Borgen Project, etc. Be the Light Youth Association is not affiliated with any of these organizations.