Originally Sent: 4/15/2014

HSLDA's WEEKLY UPDATE
April 15, 2014
   
    
Michael Farris, HSLDA Founder and Chairman and homeschooling father of 10
   

Pray that freedom will advance for German homeschoolers.
Michael P. Farris

  1. Homeschooling Congressmen Meet German Ambassador
  2. “Home School Student” Redefined for HOPE Scholarship
  3. Home School Heartbeat: Generation Joshua—Teen Approved!
  4. How to Personalize High School Graduation
  5. Awesome GenJ Camps: Pass the Torch of Leadership
  6. Young Ambassadors Wanted
  7. PHC Scholarship for HSLDA Members
  8. Announcing Annual Poetry Contest
  9. MetLife Joins HSLDA PerX Program
  10. Family Discipleship Includes You

1. Homeschooling Congressmen Meet German Ambassador to Talk Freedom

Several U.S. congressmen—who also homeschooled their children—met with the German ambassador to discuss home education and ways to help homeschoolers in Germany. Read more >>

2. Tennessee: “Home School Student” Redefined for HOPE Scholarship

The Tennessee Legislature has updated the definition of a “home school student” eligible to receive a HOPE scholarship. Read more >>

3. Home School Heartbeat: Generation Joshua—Teen Approved!

Generation Joshua&mdash--Teen Approved!

Several high schoolers share some of their fantastic Generation Joshua experiences with host Mike Smith on this week’s Home School Heartbeat. Read more >>

4. Blog: How to Personalize High School Graduation

One of HSLDA’s high school consultants offers tips on how to get your teen all the way to graduation, then how to celebrate the big event. Read more >>

Get your customized diploma.

5. Awesome GenJ Camps: Pass the Torch of Leadership

The Constitution begins with the immortal words, “We the People.” As it was passed to us, we will pass this torch to our children. That means that they need to be trained in how our system works, to stand for our God-given freedom, and to be leaders. At iGovern, Generation Joshua’s summer leadership camp, we equip students to understand the basics of government, liberty, and responsible citizenship. Learn more and register >>

6. Young Ambassadors Wanted

The Home School Foundation is enrolling teens ages 15-18 as Youth Ambassadors with accompanying parent or guardian sponsors. Read more >>

7. PHC Scholarship for HSLDA Members

The Home School Foundation offers a one-year Patrick Henry College scholarship to incoming freshmen whose families are HSLDA members. Learn more and print an application >>

8. Announcing Annual Poetry Contest!

Homeschooling is not just about learning, but also about turning the learning process into something exciting for your children. For this reason, HSLDA offers its nationwide poetry contest, open to all homeschooled students ages 6-19. With creative prompts, this contest allows your children to practice the writing skills they learned this past year while having fun! For guidelines and entry form >>

Be on the lookout for new benefits.

9. MetLife Joins HSLDA PerX Program!

HSLDA’s new partnership with MetLife enhances the value of your membership through special rates and products for insurance. Check out all the MetLife offers now available to you and your family! Read more >>

10. Family Discipleship Includes You!

Whether your family is looking for a synchronized tool for the whole family (ages 4-adult) to study God’s word or you just want to dig deeper yourself, it’s here! Learn more and register >>

Send in your contest entry
   

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IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education

April 13: The Daily News, Hays, Kansas Homeschoolers Share Curricula at Event

April 12: CBC News Alberta Homeschool Convention Offers Creationist Textbooks

April 10: The Journal, New Ulm, Minnesota Homeschooling Families Say Cooperative Benefits Students

April 9: Poynette Press, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin Local Parents Advocate Homeschooling

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