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Local Clubs
Volume 117, Program 28
10/9/2013
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Sometimes the best way for a student to learn about civics is participating firsthand in our local communities. And on today’s Home School Heartbeat, host Mike Farris and HSLDA’s Generation Joshua Director Joel Grewe talk about the positive impact that local Generation Joshua clubs are having. Let’s tune in now.

Mike Farris:
Ten years ago, we hoped to make an impact on the political landscape through local Generation Joshua clubs. Now we can look back at some significant results. Joel, can you give us an example of how a GenJ club has had a positive impact in its community?
 
Joel Grewe:
Sure, we actually have quite a few to choose from. One of the examples of a club showing local stewardship was actually one in northern Colorado a couple years ago. They had a tornado, which is unusual, and before the town’s emergency services had fully gotten in gear, the club made sure each of their members were ok and then basically put together a plan to help dig out members of the local community, because they understood their responsibility to their local town.

Beyond that, however, these clubs are active in a variety of areas. We have a club out in Hawaii that really has done some amazing work to the point that they were recognized by their governor, and the president of the club ended up being put on the governor’s advisory cabinet to assist her in making decisions on matters that affected the views of the youth of the state.

It’s really become quite remarkable: we see almost on a daily, or at least weekly basis, a new way the clubs have found to be able to be involved in their local community, to assist people, and to represent the values we strive to put in them in display in their local community.

Mike:
Joel, thank you so much for helping students to catch the vision to be a well-rounded citizen showing both compassion and a love of liberty. I’m Mike Farris.


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