My guest this week is Rogers Hellman, board member of the Home School Foundation. Rogers, why do we need a Home School Foundation?
Well, there are a number of reasons, Mike. First off, as everyone hearing this knows, homeschooling is a tough job. We need the support of people around us, and so the foundation works providing support and helping to organize state organizations, state homeschooling organizations, and local support groups.
And do they provide this help through financial means, or how?
We provide financial support and also we advise groups how they should work with each other and how they do provide support. Sadly, the homeschooling community is not immune to tragedies, and so we're there to help out in unusual situations.
What would some of those be?
We help out families that have special needs childrenlearning disabilities or some physical handicap that makes teaching them at home more expensive than it is for other families. We also help out with families that have lost a parent; we purchase curriculum for them and continue to do so as long as they're not remarried.
Well, thank you, Rogers. Listeners, join us next time when we will continue to talk about how the Home School Foundation continues to minister to the homeschool community. And until next time, I'm Mike Smith.