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Home-schoolers stage walk-a-thon

A number of home-schooled students gathered at Cooper Park Saturday morning for a walk-a-thon to raise money for the local home-school organization and a state organization.

The students raised a total of $1,290 for Homestyle Christian Educators, the local group, and The Education Alliance in Little Rock. They have plans to do it again in October 2004.

The Education Alliance helps to promote and support home-schooling, said Laurie Kasinger. Locally, the funds will be used for field trips and any other needs the group has.

Last year, there were 65 families in Mountain Home who home-schooled their children, and more than 100 in Baxter County, although not all were part of Homestyle Christian Educators.

‘Even though the children are home-schooled, they do some things together,’ Kasinger said. Read more…

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