What happens when a homeschooling dad starts a ministry to encourage other homeschooling fathers? Find out on today’s Home School Heartbeat, with HSLDA President Mike Smith.
Today I’m talking with Scott Somerville, who recently started a ministry called the K-Dad Network. How did you come up with that name, Scott?
The K-Dad Network is the opposite of kindergarten-through-12th-grade education. You know, your traditional K-12 model means government-regulated, tax-funded, age-segregated, subject-by-required-subject school. And here’s the problem: a lot of dads got turned off by school. You know, classrooms really weren’t built for active little boys. But the same dads who got turned off maybe in 3rd grade get turned on by life. They may not be willing to volunteer to teach a class every week to their homeschooled kids, but they would love to lead a project. They want their children to grow in wisdom. And that’s what we talk about when we want to unleash the untapped potential of the homeschool dads. And we call it a network because these dads need each other. K-Dad Network is trying to find one dad who’s not doing all that well, give him what he needs to succeed, and then have him turn around and help the next dad down the line. By building together a man-to-man ministry, we can bring dads into the full success of their own homeschools.
Thanks, Scott. Listeners, join us again next time as we talk more about this ministry. And until then, I'm Mike Smith.