We’re looking at ways that homeschooled students in the Generation Joshua program are making a difference in their communities. I’m joined today by Grace Tate. It’s great to have you on the program, Grace. Thanks for coming.
Thank you for having me.
Grace, Generation Joshua students have shown that they can really make a difference in the world of local politics. One result of that effort is that the community sees what homeschooled students are really like. How have you established a presence through your involvement in local politics?
Well, by making a point of actively participating in local politics, be it in the form of volunteering, or speaking up in discussions, or even simply showing up at events, people in our community recognize that we’re informed, that we’re trustworthy, and most importantly, that we sincerely care. As a result, locals are now comfortable talking with us about politics, even asking our opinions on candidates and issues. And our help and endorsement is often requested by local campaigns—they all seem to want the homeschooled GenJers.
What are some of the campaigns you’ve been involved with, and what were some of the outcomes?
We’ve worked with local sheriff race, a local mayoral race, a local congressional district race, and even the commonwealth's attorney. A few were successful. Some weren&rsqou;t, but we were glad that we put the effort into standing up for what was right in front of our neighbors.
Grace, thanks so much. I’m Mike Farris.