Our Mission

Competitive speech and debate has the power to change the trajectory of a young person’s life, empowering them to become engaged citizens, skilled professionals, and honorable leaders in our society. Our goal is to promote thoughtful, respectful discourse by raising up principled leaders who seek and promote truth.

All students should have the opportunity to sharpen their thinking and speaking skills through speech and debate competition. Our mission includes building competitive speech and debate programs at schools who currently do not have one, as well as schools in low income areas, by partnering with donors and organizations who believe in the transformative power of competitive speech and debate.

Our Leadership

Suzanne Nasser has been involved in competitive speech and debate for over 10 years. She has trained many national competitors including the 2010 & 2012 national LD champions, 2013 and 2015 2nd and 3rd place LD champions, and multiple top 10 national policy debate champions. She has served the speech/debate community as a club leader, tournament director, and curriculum author.

Adam Nasser earned a B.A. in History and Public Policy from Dartmouth College, where he served as an executive Editor of the Dartmouth Law Journal, an undergraduate academic advisor, and a writing tutor. He is currently pursuing his Juris Doctorate at New York University Law School. He earned several distinguished titles in his forensic career including Best Petitioner and Best Oralist at the 2011 Washington College of Law Moot Court competition, 1st place in Lincoln Douglas Debate at the 2010 National Championship. Adam is the primary author of the Tools for Lincoln Douglas Debate curriculum. He has served as an instructor and coach in the debate community for 8 years.

James Russell is completing his bachelor’s degree at Liberty University. He is a veteran debate instructor and coach. He was the head Team Policy debate instructor at the Baton Rouge Speech and Debate club, a nationally competitive debate club, and the head instructor for policy debate camps held in Texas, FL, and LA. He enjoys sharing his passion for forensics and helping students cultivate their critical-thinking and speaking skills.