Will your students be ready to take on the responsibilities of citizenship when their homeschooling is done? Join Michael Farris and his guest Ned Ryun as they discuss a new plan to help students meet this challenge on today's Home School Heartbeat.
My guest today is Ned Ryun. He's the son of Congressman Jim Ryun, who's the former Olympic star that we all know and love. Ned is the director of HSLDA's new program, Generation Joshua. Ned, welcome to our program.
Ned, what got you interested in this project we call Generation Joshua?
Mike, I think the original starting point was the fact that I'm a homeschooler and my father is involved in politics. But the real beginnings of Generation Joshua began in the fall of 2002, when my brother and I were involved in organizing homeschoolers and Christian college students to be involved in campaigns for pro-life, pro-family candidates. And during that last week of the campaigns, these students were out doing get-out-the-vote work for these candidates. It was very successful; six out of seven races were victories. And that was the beginning point—we saw the vast potential that homeschoolers had to impact American politics now. And Generation Joshua is designed to help homeschoolers reach their full potential as leaders for the next generation and impact politics today.
Ned, I think that the short-term and long-term benefits of this program are tremendous. Parents are going to want to have their kids involved because they really are going to have their children become the leaders of tomorrow by helping elect the leaders of today. I'm really looking forward to working with you. I'm Mike Farris.
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Generation Joshua is an exciting way for teens to study citizenship and impact our nation. Visit www.generationjoshua.org to learn more.
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