A Guide For Prospective Families
Legacy exists for the purpose of teaching children to leave a legacy by becoming effective communicators for Christ. Our parent-run club fosters a family environment of fun and encouragement while requiring a high commitment. Please carefully read and prayerfully consider our guidelines prior to club application.
In order to join Legacy and compete in tournaments, families must meet the following criteria:
Competitors shall be ages 12 to 18 on October 1, 2021.
2. Statement of Faith
Must agree to the Stoa Statement of Faith:
1. There is one God eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 3:16, Matthew 28:19, John 10:30, 2 Corinthians 13:14)
2. Man is sinful and therefore separated from God, who is holy and perfect.
(Isaiah 53:5-9, Romans 3:23, I Peter 1:15-16)
3. Jesus Christ paid the eternal penalties for our sin through His death on the cross.
(Luke 24:46, I Peter 2:21)
4. Jesus Christ also resurrected bodily and ascended into heaven and will return one day to fulfill His kingdom. (Matthew 28:6, Revelation 19:11)
5. Only through Jesus Christ and the grace of His provision of salvation, may we be saved from eternal punishment, enter into God’s family and receive eternal life.
(Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 6:23, Romans 8:11, I John 1:9)
6. The Bible is the inspired, inerrant, infallible and authoritative Word of God and the truth for Christian faith and practice.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21, John 17:17, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, Psalm 19:7-11, John 6:67-69)
3. Home Educated
If the following statements can be affirmed with a yes, the student shall be deemed privately home educated for Stoa purposes:
- Parent or legal guardian(s) direct the educational choices for the student, including the use of dual credit, online/ offline courses, cooperative courses, private tutored courses, and other parent directed methods that support the student’s educational plan; and
- Parent is the authority to award the Stoa competitor junior high or high school credits and grades; and
- Under the laws of your state, if your state defines home schooling, the student is classified as legally “homeschooled”; and
- Student is not enrolled full-time in a public charter school or public school independent study program.
4. Level of Education
Stoa student is classified as actively homeschooling as a junior high or high school student, and
- not previously graduated,
- nor in a full-time college-level degree program.
5. Summer Camp
The student and one parent must attend one of these summer camps before application.
- Regan Lindsay’s speech camp, June 7-11 afternoons: in-person, local, San Jose
- This our highest recommendation. This is a small camp in a home, run by an alumnae, with lots of personal attention. Space is limited so apply early.
- $275/student, due May 31
- Fill out this form to register. $50 non-refundable deposit is required by May 10.
- Helmsmen Speech Camp July 5-10: online or in-person, Irvine
- NIHD, July 12-17, in-person, Twin Peaks Christian Center (near San Bernardino, CA)
7. Financial Cost
- Dues are $200 per student. $100 is due in August, and $100 is due in January.
- Families must become Stoa members after acceptance into Legacy, which is $75 per family per year.
- Other costs are associated with attending at least 4 tournaments per year, including tournament fees and expenses related to travel and lodging.
8. Time Commitment
- Every other Friday – 2:30pm-5:30pm. Schedule may vary slightly based on tournament schedule.
- Kick-off party is Sept. 11, 2021. First meeting is Sept. 17, 2021
- Location TBD (likely at St. Timothy’s Church in San Jose)
- Attendance is required for every meeting. Every parent will coach and have a special job.
- Parent attendance required, no drop-off
- No non-club siblings
- 3 Dad’s Nights per academic year. Dad’s participation required.
- Two speeches minimum. One speech must either be an interpretive or platform speech.
- 4 tournaments minimum
- Both parents need to help with our own tournament in the spring (ClashPlus)
Outside of club meetings:
Students typically spend 2-6 hours per week at home on their speeches–researching, writing, revising, and practicing. This is a rough guideline. Sometimes students spend more time, sometimes less, depending on what needs to be done on their speeches.
Email us with questions: LegacySpeech@gmail.com