L@L Notes: Summer Opportunities

Leigh @ Lunch

Thanks for listening to Leigh! @ Lunch! If you’re interested in topics that came up during the show, see below for a list of links and other notes you may find helpful. If you missed “Summer Opportunities for Students” (3/21/12), click on the title to listen to the show archive now (available 15 minutes after the show ends).

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Coming soon from 1 Smart Mama

  • We have two more shows scheduled for this L@L season. Tune in next Wednesday, March 21 at 12 noon EST to join the conversation with Matt Bianco and Wesley Callihan, head of Schola Classical Tutorials, about astronomy and the quadrivium.
  • Leigh will be speaking March 22-24th in Greenville, South Carolina and April 12-14 in Memphis, Tennessee at the Great Homeschool Conventions. She will be in Colorado Springs at the end of April for several additional events.
  • Thank you to everyone who attended the second annual Toward the Quadrivium event! Stay tuned for information about ordering the DVDs from the event, if you were unable to attend.

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Notes from today’s show

  • This month, the sponsor for Leigh!@Lunch is Patrick Henry College, which provides academically excellent baccalaureate level higher education with a biblical world view, using a classical liberal arts curriculum and an apprenticeship methodology.
  • To order your own copy of today’s giveaway, Protocol Matters, visit the CC Bookstore.
  • John Stonestreet was our guest from Summit Ministries, the oldest worldview training center in the United States, located outside of Colorado Springs. Find out about the history of the organization, founded by David Noebel, here.
  • Mr. Stonestreet is the co-author of Making Sense of Your World: A Biblical Worldview.
  • Summit Ministries offers nine Student Worldview Conferences, eight in Colorado and one at Bryan College in Tennessee. The camps are two weeks long, for students ages sixteen and up. Visit Summit-student.org for more information. The cost for the two-week session is $995, and some financial assistance is available.
  • Aaron Ensley was our guest from The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), founded in 1946. For the last 50 years, FEE’s goal in hosting introductory economics seminars has been to give students the tools needed to answer or find answers to some of the most difficult economic questions they face.
  • FEE offers seven different seminars for high school and college students. The two Freedom Academy seminars for high school students will be held in July in Salt Lake City, Utah this year.
  • There is no cost for FEE seminars other than transportation to the site; all seminars are on scholarship only (through an application process). The deadline has been extended until May 31st. Scholarship information is available on www.fee.org/seminars.
  • The “broken window fallacy” is one example of a basic economic principle taught by FEE. (The original example comes from 19th-century economist Frederic Bastiat.) “Cash for clunkers” is a modern-day policy derived from this principle.
  • Will Estrada is the director of Generation Joshua and an attorney with the Home School Legal Defense Association. Generation Joshua equips teenagers to become informed and engaged citizens, through a hands-on learning process that simulates different processes in the U.S. government.
  • Representatives of Generation Joshua attend select homeschool conferences around the country to host teenage seminars. Themes include iElect, iAdvocate, iAmend, and iObject. The larger summer program is called iGovern. There are three week-long iGovern camps: one takes place at Eagle Lake Campground in Colorado Springs, a second at Patrick Henry College in Virginia, and a third at California Baptist University near Los Angeles. The cost for these programs is $625. Camps are Christian, but not explicitly partisan.
  • Student Action Teams are another opportunity to get involved in politically conservative campaigns. SATs gather right before this November’s elections.  These volunteers work on actual political campaigns under the guidance of experienced Generation Joshua leaders. There is one federal PAC and one VA-PAC. Click here to read more. Join Generation Joshua to receive emails about action opportunities in your area.
  • Our final guest, Dominique Deming, is from Patrick Henry College.
  • PHC offers nine different Teen Leadership camps this June and July in Purcellville, VA: Moot Court, Mock Trial, Debate, Creative Writing, Journalism, Campaigns & Elections, Leadership & Vocation, Strategic Intelligence, and the Founding Fathers. Each camp is led by a student or faculty member with specialized skills in that area.
  • Most of PHC’s camps cost $525 for a one-week camp. Debate and Mock Trial are two-week camps that cost $1050 each. Click here for more information about the individual camps and dates.

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