ABOUT THE AUTHOR


                                 Cynthia Hill is a former small

                        business owner/operator and 

                        homeschooling parent. She has 

                        served as Senior Director of State and

                        Local Affairs at the Family Research

Council (FRC) in Washington, D.C. where she was the liaison to a nationwide network of state Family Policy Councils and similarly-minded entities. She has advised on policy matters in all 50 state legislatures, at the federal level and on cases headed to the Supreme Court.

 

       She has also consulted for pro-family organizations and start-ups from numerous foreign countries. Cynthia continues to consult on a variety of policy issues and matters in the news with legislators and state and national leaders and advises on organizational and legislative strategic planning.


        Prior to her work at FRC, Cynthia was a researcher and lobbyist in the Virginia General Assembly for the Family Foundation of Virginia. She was subsequently offered the position of Vice-President of Advancement.

 

        Having earned undergraduate degrees in Religion and Human Services and a Masters in Social and Domestic Public Policy, Cynthia has authored and taught a variety of curricula in volunteer capacities and online at the collegiate level.  She is currently finalizing a book about family violence in America.

 

         Cynthia is also founder of Common Sense, an education and policy model designed to inform and equip “grassroots” citizens, policy novices and public officials about issues relating to the protection and preservation of faith, family, fiscal responsibility and freedom via a Judeo-Christian worldview.

ENDORSEMENTS

 

As a homeschool graduate, I benefited first–hand from a broad range of academic and work experience even before I graduated from high school. This is an excellent curriculum for all students—public, private, and homeschooled––as they prepare for college and beyond.  

 

William A. Estrada, Esq., Director of Federal Relations, Home School Legal Defense Association

 

 

As a grandmother of six homeschoolers and a Washington State legislator who served as a 20-year ranking member of House and Senate Committees dealing with children's issues, I am well-acquainted with both the challenges and responsibilities confronting today's youth. More than a one-shot class, this is a resource your student will refer to time and again. The development of essential life and work skills, coupled with critical thinking and analytical reasoning, help busy parents "pass the baton" to a more able next generation. I recommend this highly!

 

Val Stevens, former Senator, Washington State Legislature

 

The curriculum is excellent—such a thorough guide for students, communicated in a way that they can understand.  The benefits from this course will go far beyond writing a résumé. Cynthia is teaching them to think in a discerning way and guiding them to become ambitious in a selfless way. I highly recommend it! 

 

Maureen W. Van Den Berg, Legislative Director, American Association of Christian Schools, Washington, D.C.

© 2013 by OPEN DOORS

Scripture of the week: Zechariah 4:10, "Do not despise small beginnings, for the Lord loves to see the work begin . . ."

              

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