We all know that homeschooling can be done on a shoestring, but making it work with limited resources can be very difficult. Today on Home School Heartbeat, Elizabeth Smith joins host Mike Smith to talk about how the Home School Foundation is enabling parents to continue homeschooling despite financial difficulties.
My guest today is my lovely wife, Elizabeth. She’s the director of development at the Home School Foundation. Thanks for joining us today, honey!
Thank you, it’s wonderful to be here.
In the midst of tough economic times, many families find themselves coming up short financially, but they still feel called to educate their children at home. What specific need is the Home School Foundation seeking to meet this year?
Well I believe the greatest demand coming to us right now today is help to purchase curriculum. Families are truly stretched. This recession has hit people hard—single-income earners and so forth. And the number of people who have applied to us for assistance is double that of normal years. So we really see the biggest change right there, and people asking us, “Just help us out with the curriculum, and we’ll be able to continue homeschooling.”
Well that is certainly an important work. Thank you for sharing with our listeners, Elizabeth! I look forward to hearing more next time. And until then, I’m Mike Smith.