What is AIM?
Ambassadors In the Making
AIM – “Ambassadors In the Making” Speech and Debate club AIMs to train up Ambassadors for Christ. We are a parent-led speech and debate club for Christian homeschoolers between the ages of 12 and 18, located in Spokane, Washington and affiliated with the Stoa Speech and Debate League.
We offer opportunities to learn various speech events, apologetics and debate styles such as Team Policy, Lincoln Douglas, and Parliamentary debate through coaching and competitive tournaments. In addition to developing rhetoric and researching skills, students also grow their faith and character while developing strong friendships.
Our club’s purpose is to teach, train, and build up the speaking skills of our Christian young men and women in order to honor and profess Christ and His Kingdom. This purpose is achieved by participating in competitive speech and debate through the Stoa Speech and Debate league. For this reason, all club members are required to compete in at least two Stoa sanctioned speech and/or debate tournaments during the tournament season which runs from November through April. Additionally, our club requires participation and competition in the Apologetics and/or Mars Hill category. All other speeches and debate forms are optional, although we highly recommend competing in other speech categories and debate.