How can homeschoolers build on their unique strengths even after they graduate? Today on Home School Heartbeat, host Mike Smith and his guest talk about how homeschool graduates can take their education to the next level.
This week, we’ve been talking with Camden Spiller, the founder of Homeschool Alumni. Camden, how can homeschool graduates continue to further the legacy of homeschooling?
Well, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many graduates who are active in business, ministry, education, and family. And the most effective among them are those that I’ve seen utilizing several key elements of homeschooling in their post-homeschooling pursuits. Chief among these are being self-directed, being self-paced. And we see that coming from the academic areas of homeschooling itself, transitioning that to the business world and to even the ministry world and politics, whatever folks get involved with. That’s a key strength that I see a lot of people building on. Team building and team learning skills are another area that seems to be a unique strength for homeschool graduates. Coming up in an environment where you learn through sibling teams and through parental involvement gives you that hands-on, close teamwork experience that's so vital to the post-high school experience. Another unique thing is the multigenerational perspective that you gain from growing up in the family context. That can translate into the business world to an extended network of contacts, and we see that paying large dividends for anyone involved in the business or especially the political arenas.
Well, thank you, Camden. I’m Mike Smith.