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Reach Out from the Heart: HSF Ambassadors

Vol. 118, Prg. 11–15
December 23–27, 2013

It’s the most wonderful time of the year . . . But what about families with heavy financial burdens? Hear how HSF has blessed homeschoolers through the Ambassador program on this week’s Home School Heartbeat. Mike Smith interviews two ladies who have seen the impact of this program in the lives of those in need.

“Our vision is to have a network of state and local volunteers who will be our voice, eyes and ears, hands and feet, in the hurting homeschool community.”—Ricci Black

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Be an Ambassador
Practical Help
Building Hope
Write Love on the World
Giving Compassion
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Ricci Black

Ricci Black is a veteran home school mom and the Ambassador Program Coordinator for the Home School Foundation (HSF). In this capacity she oversees the growth and development of the Ambassador Program, as well as doing a lot of the “on the ground” work herself. Between ambassador recruitment and training, traveling to conferences, and working with fundraising and development on the local level, Ricci manages to run her own home-based health and wellness business. And because she misses teaching at home, Ricci also substitute teaches Special Ed, which she says she enjoys because “I absolutely know I am making a difference.”

Ricci and her husband Dee (Senior Counsel for HSLDA) reside in northern Virginia. Ricci homeschooled their four children for 21 years, and now enjoys reading historical fiction, eating well, and exercising.

Anne Miller

Anne Miller is a long-time homeschool mom with a heart to serve families. For more than 21 years, she has served on the board of directors for the Home Educators Association of Virginia (HEAV), and she has been the president of the organization for 14 years. An editor, writer, and graphic designer, she directed the organization’s publications for more than 20 years and is currently their publications adviser. Anne is also an interior decorator with a passion to help families have beautiful, affordable, livable homes. She works with her husband, Jeff—a designer and builder of custom homes and additions—and speaks on a variety of homeschool and decorating topics.

Anne and Jeff live in Williamsburg and are the parents of eight always-homeschooled children (six boys and two girls, ages 14-29) and the grandparents of three adorable grandchildren.

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Would you like to be a tangible part of helping families in need? The Home School Foundation has a new program that lets you get your hands dirty helping fellow homeschoolers. Request a free brochure to learn about the opportunities to volunteer as an HSF Ambassador on the state or local level.

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