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WHY STOA
A LIFE-SHAPING EXPERIENCE FOR HOMESCHOOL STUDENTS

Stoa alumni often cite speech and debate as the most rewarding and beneficial extracurricular activity in which they participated. Our alumni are standouts in the work of the church, higher education, and the workplace as they demonstrate initiative, critical thinking, public speaking, research, writing, problem solving, and conflict resolution.

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STOA STUDENTS LEARN TO...

Think critically

Research effectively

Think on their feet

Compete honorably

Grow in a Christ focused community

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A COMMUNITY THAT FOSTERS LIFELONG RELATIONSHIPS

Students build more than just tangible skills. At both local clubs and tournaments, families build long-term relationships that provide opportunities for teamwork, fellowship and friendships that last a lifetime.

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"They prayed for one another in the halls before their competitions! I was so impressed by the Godly emphasis throughout all the tournaments we attended.” - Parent

SPEAKING BOLDLY.
CHANGING THE WORLD FOR CHRIST.

Stoa is dedicated to helping young people develop into winsome, God-honoring orators in all walks of life. We are building a world class community of speakers, debaters, and family members who are committed to Speaking Boldly and Changing the World for Christ in their homes, churches, communities, universities, and the workplace.

WHAT IS STOA LIKE

Stoa prides itself on the freedom provided to families in planning their own schedules and involvement. While Stoa organizes the annual NITOC Championship, Stoa allows considerable autonomy within chapters to plan their own meetings, host and attend tournaments, and utilize training resources as they see fit. The answers below represent typical averages, but families are free to consider other options as occurs with the flexibility that comes with home schooling.

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