Empowering Education

VELA Education Fund Grant Award to Support Mythbusting Seminars


We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded the prestigious VELA Education Fund grant to further our mission of empowering parents and teens with alternative educational approaches. With this grant, we plan to launch a series of informative and transformative Mythbusting Seminars, aimed at debunking common misconceptions about education and offering viable alternatives for parents seeking a more personalized and effective learning journey for their teens.

The VELA Education Fund Grant: A Beacon of Empowerment

The VELA Education Fund is renowned for its commitment to supporting innovative projects that drive positive change in education. As recipients of this esteemed grant, we feel deeply honored and driven to make a lasting impact on the lives of parents and teens alike. Our goal is to equip families with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate the challenges of the traditional education system and explore the vast possibilities of self-directed learning.

Mythbusting Seminars: Unveiling the Truth

Education is not a one-size-fits-all approach, and we understand the struggles many parents face when trying to find the best learning path for their teens. Our Mythbusting Seminars will address common misconceptions surrounding education, such as the belief that conventional schooling is the only way to success. We will delve into the real issues faced by students in system-organized education, especially the rising levels of anxiety, depression, and disengagement among teens.

Unleashing the Power of Self-Directed Learning

At the core of our Mythbusting Seminars lies the promotion of self-directed learning, a transformative approach that empowers students to take ownership of their education. We will explore the basics of self-directed learning, backed by research and real-life success stories. Attendees will gain insights into how this approach fosters intrinsic motivation, curiosity, and a love for learning that extends beyond traditional classroom boundaries.

Panel Discussions: Real Voices, Real Experiences

Our seminars will include enriching panel discussions where adults who have experienced self-directed learning firsthand will share their inspiring stories. These personal accounts will demonstrate the benefits of this approach and showcase how self-guided learning can lead to academic and personal growth.

Breakout Sessions: Delving Deeper

During our interactive breakout sessions, participants will actively engage in group exercises to explore the concept of self-directed learning further. These hands-on activities will encourage meaningful discussions and allow parents and teens to gain a deeper understanding of how self-guided learning can be tailored to meet individual needs and passions.

Overcoming Obstacles: Supporting Your Teen’s Journey

We understand that transitioning to self-directed learning may come with challenges. In our seminars, we will address common obstacles and misconceptions, providing practical strategies for implementing self-directed learning at home. With these tools, parents can confidently support their teen’s journey toward a more fulfilling and enriching educational experience.

Q&A Sessions: A Platform for Dialogue

Our Mythbusting Seminars will provide a platform for attendees to ask questions and share their thoughts openly. These insightful Q&A sessions will encourage dialogue and foster a sense of community among parents, educators, and students who are on this transformative journey together.

With the generous support of the VELA Education Fund grant, we are excited to bring these Mythbusting Seminars to life and empower parents and teens with the knowledge, insights, and resources to embrace self-directed learning. Together, let’s challenge conventional norms and create a brighter future for education—one where every student can thrive and reach their full potential.

Visit our Seminar page for upcoming dates and registration details and join us on this journey of educational empowerment! Together, we can reshape the landscape of learning and inspire a generation of curious, engaged, and confident young minds.

Visit VELAedfund.org for more information about the VELA Education Fund Grant Program.



Join the discussion about this and other high school education topics in our Facebook Group "Alternatives to High School". The goal of the group is to give parents a place to discuss options to public/private school and standardized curriculum as well as share resources for educating teens.


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