This week, I’d like to welcome Camden Spiller to the program. Camden is a homeschool graduate who founded an organization called Homeschool Alumni with his younger brother. Thanks for joining us, Camden!
Thank you, Mike. It’s my pleasure to be here.
Could you tell us a little about Homeschool Alumni?
Certainly. Thousands of homeschool graduates are meeting, sharing ideas, and finding a thriving community at HomeschoolAlumni.org. The alumni network has graduate profiles, biographies, and networking tools to help graduates connect. There are also events, online forums, articles, and essays reflecting a unique perspective on the rising generation of homeschool graduates. Everything we do, we seek to encourage homeschool graduates to take advantage of their unique opportunities to lead lives of purpose and influence. During our first year we organized the first annual homeschool alumni national reunion. It was a three-day gathering attended by graduates from over 20 states. As far as we know, this is the largest event ever organized by homeschool graduates, for homeschool graduates. We expect the attendance to more than triple for the 2007 national reunion. Through my work with homeschool graduates, I see the movement has come of age. Within our ranks we're finding a new appreciation for the work of the generation that preceded us, as well as a sense of camaraderie and community with those who were homeschooled like us and share our educational experiences.
Camden, we look forward to hearing more about Homeschool Alumni. And until then, I’m Mike Smith.