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Start Service Learning

Vol. 96, Prg. 31–35
April 26–30, 2010

Volunteering can be a rewarding experience for your student, helping him to develop vocational skills, social maturity, and depth of character. But, as guest Billie Jo Youmans explains on this week’s program, that’s not all! With some thought and structure, your student’s volunteer work can become service learning—yielding educational benefit and academic credit. Join Billie Jo and HSLDA President Mike Smith this week for practical guidelines on incorporating service learning in your homeschool program!

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What Is Service Learning?
Hands-On Service
Making Time To Serve
Get The Right Fit For Your Serve
Making The Most Of Serving


Billie Jo Youmans
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 12 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.

Program Offer

Do you have questions about how your student might benefit from service learning? Or would you like to learn how to incorporate service learning into your academic program? Join Billie Jo for a live webinar on May 11 with HSLDA’s @home e-vents! Learn more or register today by clicking the link above.

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