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Public Speaking & Persuasion Workshops

3-Day Online Workshop 

15 hours of instruction | Dates TBA 

Cost: $249.00/student (need-based financial aid available)

Referral Discount: $25.00/referral

Class Size: 20-30 students

Open to: 6-12th grade (no debate experience required!)

Space is limited and offered on a first come, first serve basis!


Experienced Instructors


We pride ourselves on having experienced instructors who bring their expertise and passion for debate to the classroom. Our instructors have a deep understanding of the subject matter and are actively involved in the debate community, ensuring that students receive the highest quality instruction and guidance. With their wealth of knowledge and firsthand experience, our instructors empower students to develop skills that will last a lifetime.

Through interactive activities and engaging discussions, students receive immediate and personalized feedback from our instructors. This real-time feedback allows students to understand their strengths, identify areas for improvement, and make tangible progress in their public speaking abilities. By nurturing a supportive learning environment, we ensure that every student's voice is heard and valued.


Our goal is to provide an high quality, affordable debate education for all. We hope to make Chicago Debate Academy accessible to as many students as possible!


CDA offers need-based financial aid ranging from 10% – 100% of the full program cost for prospective students whose financial circumstances prevent them from meeting the full cost of the program.

To apply, please fill out the Financial Aid Form below and the official registration form above. We will get back to you with the finalized financial aid details within 1-3 business days. For more inquiries, please email

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