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Zan Tyler is a respected author, a consultant for BJU Press and HSLDA, and the founder of the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools. She is also the former director of Apologia Press. Zan derives deep joy from speaking to and encouraging parents. She and her husband, Joe (who is also speaking at MassHOPE this year) have been married for 32 years and successfully homeschooled each of their three children from kindergarten through high school.
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Homeschooling – A Revival Movement (handout available)
How God Uses Our Weaknesses and Limitations as Homeschool Moms
Do you have a graduating high school senior this year? MassHOPE has two ways of celebrating this milestone. A graduate can participate in either or both!
Do you want to go on an exciting adventure this summer? Are you curious what it would be like to be a college student who is equipped to thrive in their Christian faith? Come to Equip 2019 on the beautiful campus of Gordon College!
- Interacting with faculty from a variety of disciplines, in both workshop and personal settings
- Engaging with the Chapel staff and being mentored by Gordon College students
- Living in an on-campus, suite-style residence hall and eating at the College food court
- Exploring the campus while learning the ins and outs of Gordon College
- Receiving a one-time $500 scholarship should you choose to attend Gordon College as a student
Registered Kids receive 2 FREE GAMES of bowling each day of the KBF program, all summer long. Valued at over $500 per child!
Duck ‘n’ Hover is a teen engineering event on Saturday May 11th, 2019! In this free event, teens in grades 8 through 12 will design and build a wind-powered device that can lift a payload of rubber ducks three stories high. Students will be assigned a team to participate in the engineering challenge. Each team will be led by a near-peer mentor. No previous engineering experience is necessary, and participants will be provided a t-shirt and lunch! Families of teens are welcome to attend the afternoon portion of the event and watch the timed team trials, provided they purchase museum exhibit hall admission (or use a family or library membership). There will also be engineering activities around the building for visitors to participate in, and local engineers will be sharing their work with visitors. Here is the participant registration link: tinyurl.com/ducknhover2019.
Now in its 8th season, Rising Stars Productions’ signature musical theater program is perfect for the theater-loving teen or tween! Over the course of one week, students rehearse with our staff of experienced, passionate arts educators as they sing, act, and dance their way through an exciting variety of Broadway numbers. The camp culminates in a public performance, complete with costumes and professional sound equipment!
Whether your child is an experienced performer or venturing on stage for the first time, our program is the perfect place to learn, grow, and shine. With our emphasis on skill-building, small camp sizes, and custom-tailored instruction from our highly dedicated and professional staff, your child will gain the confidence necessary for a stellar performance, whether they desire the limelight, the back row, or any place in between.
When your child enrolls in a Rising Stars program, they are experiencing a program created specifically for them. Our unique, thorough, non-competitive audition process allows us to get to know each child and custom-tailor our musical selections to their particular strengths and talents. We believe that every child has something to offer, and we treat each one like a key player!
Students aged 10-18 are eligible to enroll. We welcome all levels, including beginners!
This year, our program will be offered in three different locations:
Rising Stars North
July 8-12, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Final performance: Friday, July 12, 7:00 p.m.
Dane Street Church, 10 Dane Street, Beverly
Auditions: June 14
Rising Stars Camp
July 22-26, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Final Performance: Friday, July 26, 7:00 p.m.
Union Congregational Church, 148 Haverhill Street, North Reading
Auditions: June 22
For more information and to register, please visit rising-stars-productions.com/registration
Rising Stars Productions
16. TeenPact! Learn government from a Christian perspective
Deepen Your Relationship with Christ***Earn High School Credit***Make New Friends***Meet your State Representatives***Pray for Them***Learn by Doing***Run for Governor!
TeenPact trains young people to embrace their call in the next generation of leaders by giving them the tools, teaching, and opportunities to do so. Each TeenPact program is marked by spiritual discipleship, student leadership, and a commitment to excellence.
– May 3, ONE DAY CLASS on POLITICAL COMMUNICATION
Ages 8-12 – May 3, ONE DAY CLASS
Chick-fil-A Woburn is now hiring all shifts. Come join our happy serving team. Competitive pay. Closed on Sundays. Flexible schedules. Scholarship opportunities. Our mission is to be “The Shining City on a Hill” for all of our customers and the community! If you want to serve others, come join us! For an application just text the word “serve” to the number 242424. Opening soon at 375 Washington Street in Woburn, Massachusetts.
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