Home away from homeschooling, 10 February 2008, Aurora Beacon News, Aurora, Illinois
Fifteen years ago, Doug Pierson, now the executive director at Crossroads, noticed a lot of homeschooled kids coming to the church’s gym for physical education. Some of the parents asked Pierson if he would start an organized P.E. class, and he obliged. Two years later, that class evolved into a junior high basketball team composed of home schooled kids, giving them an opportunity to play organized basketball they wouldn’t otherwise have. The Crossroads Crusaders were born.
“I remember we went out there and we were terrible,” Pierson said of the team’s first game. “But the kids seemed to enjoy it.”
Susan at Corn and Oil has more on another aspect of the article — antipathy toward homeschooled kids:Â â€œI hope your kid is getting as much homework as mineâ€
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