HSLDA’s @home e•vents program showcases speakers who are experts in their fields and often leaders in the homeschool community. They’ve been in your shoes and want to come alongside you in your journey to enhance your family’s homeschooling experience! Our speakers possess the breadth of experience, talent, and enthusiasm suited for encouraging you and equipping you with relevant tools.
Past e•vents have included presentations by well-known authors and speakers, such as Andrew Pudewa, Lou Priolo, Dr. Jay Wile, Jeff Myers, and Hal and Melanie Young, as well as experienced homeschooling parents and homeschool graduates. HSLDA staff speakers have included President J. Michael Smith, Chairman Michael P. Farris, many other attorneys, and some of our Special Needs, High School, and Early Years coordinators, such as Dianne Craft, Vicki Bentley, Becky Cooke, and Diane Kummer.
Billie Jo Youmans
Billie Jo has been married to her husband, Craig for 18 years and they have two teenage children, Rusty and Riesa. Homemaking, including homeschooling, has been her primary ministry for the past twelve years. Prior to home educating their children, Billie Jo worked in the secular human services world, including as the Director of the Voluntary Action Center for her community. She also has learned and served in various service capacities, including mediator, hospice volunteer, Sunday school teacher, writer and event coordinator. Her passion for the love of Jesus and His transforming work motivates her to serve and see Him at work in the lives of others.
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Growing Hearts & Minds through Service Learning
As a homeschooling parent, you want to teach your kids to cultivate big dreams and aspirations for the future—but you can’t get that kind of education from a textbook! In this webinar, homeschooling mother and veteran volunteer Billie Jo Youmans shares how your homeschool program can benefit from a “service learning” approach. By incorporating intentional volunteer activities, you can give your children hands-on learning experiences that will not only cultivate Christ-like character, but also expand their future educational opportunities. Billie Jo walks you through both spiritual and academic considerations and shows you how to practically implement this approach. Help your students achieve predetermined learning objectives, acquire core skills, and enhance their educational portfolio through service learning!