Have you ever wondered what the future will be like for your kids? Not in the Jetson’s mode of transportation or Star Trek matching uniforms kind of way, but more as in how people will relate to one another, what the knowledge base will be and if humanity, optimism and global advancement will prevail.
Imagine a world full of children just like yours and mine growing into adults. Kids with passions who aren’t afraid to use them. Minds at work and brains overflowing with ideas. And the ability and confidence to put them to work.
Thankfully, homeschooling is growing by leaps and bounds. And, personally, I can hardly wait!
I recently chatted with a room full of homeschool students.
These phenomenal young people had just completed months-long science investigations and had poured their hearts and minds into unbelievable displays and incredible interactive demonstrations. They knew their topics inside and out and couldn’t wait to tell the rest of the world. What a treat to be in the prescence of these amazing young people and to be able to watch them take learning to the moon and back — just because they felt like it.
Imagine a world full of these kids as adults?
At the end of the day’s program, one of the judges, a librarian, asked to speak to the group before they dismantled their projects and took their trophies home.
She didn’t congratulate the students.
What she did instead was so much better.
“Our future is secure.” she told them. “With you at the helm,” she said, “our future is secure.”
I have been proud many times before but her words struck me so profoundly. She nearly blew me away.
Corny as it sounds, our kids are the future. And with kids like these, that future is guaranteed.