We are partnering with Compass Classroom to develop innovative educational resources for financially-challenged and underprivileged students. If you would like to partner with us in this process, you can do so by donating to The Homeschool Fund.
One of the great challenges facing single-parent, low-income families is how to homeschool their children. Many parents do not have the educational background to offer their children a homeschool education, much less the free time and basic finances required for homeschooling. As a result, there are millions of children in the United States who are not able to enjoy the incredible benefits of homeschooling.
Although challenging, we do not believe the problem is insurmountable. We see that a combination of creative thinking, current technology, and commitment from the existing homeschool community could result in opening up homeschooling to countless underprivileged students.
Our basic idea is to leverage the experience of local homeschooling communities to meet the educational needs of underprivileged families.
We see this process working in four phases:
Phase One: We raise approximately $5,000,0000 to purchase a school or church building in the Williamson County area with at least 10 classrooms, an auditorium, offices, outdoor field facilities, and a playground. Funds will be set aside to remodel the building to prepare the classrooms for various grade levels.
Phase Two: We will start a multi-day tutorial with a complete middle/high school curriculum that will be offered for pay to local homeschool students. We will then offer for free a five-day elementary program to select underprivileged students. Veteran homeschool moms will work with the elementary students to teach them the various subjects. The older homeschool students will volunteer to provide additional reinforcement and teaching to the elementary children on a regular basis throughout the week.
We raise $250,000 to produce a video curriculum with the veteran homeschool moms in which they teach others how to homeschool elementary children. This material will be tested out with volunteers to ensure that it is effective.
Phase Three: We raise $250,000 to build a video training online delivery system. All videos training materials will be loaded onto the platform for free use by any homeschool group wanting to setup a learning facility in their own town.
Phase Four: Learning facilities are repeated across the United States, and even globally. As children move through the elementary system, they will graduate into the middle/high school tutorial that is already going on at the same location. This setup could be multiplied indefinitely.
The benefits to this approach include:
- Leveraging the talents and skills of tens of thousands of veteran homeschool moms already in place around the nation.
- Building relationships between middle/high school students and underprivileged students, providing the younger children with role models and the older children with the opportunity to give to others.
- Creating an easily-multipliable model since teacher training elements are built into the system. All that is necessary is finding a local homeschool community that wants to put the system in place in a local church or other setting.
If you would like to partner with us to help provide the benefits of homeschooling to financially-disadvantaged and underprivileged children, please contact us.