Meet the Butler children, all homeschooled since birth: Tahj 21, Tylen 20, Alanah 17 and Aniah 15. Tahj is a college senior at Howard University. Tylen is a college sophomore at Penn State. Alanah is a high school senior, who is dually enrolled in community college, and Aniah is a high school sophomore.
"Being homeschooled has helped me to navigate and cultivate my gifts and talents. I believe that if I attended traditional school my whole life, I wouldn't be nearly as aware of my talents as I am now; nor would I have experienced nearly as many opportunities."
"I believe that I've had a special opportunity being homeschooled. My parents provided me with the setting to try any interest imaginable. They also pushed me to do things I would have never done. Just knowing that I was awarded a D1 scholarship offer for Fencing still amazes me! I attribute it all to my parents insisting that I do something different than the norm."
"It's really the best thing I "could've" asked for! I can learn as much as I want, and when I want! I also have time to do all of the other things that I desire, like tennis, crafts, singing, etc."
"Being homeschooled helps in the development of oneself. Growing and learning in a loving home environment helps you build character and become truly "YOU", without peer pressure or the 8hr influences of others. As a homeschooler, you're able to fine tune your curriculum, work at your own pace, and stay ahead of academics, sports and hobbies. Everyone wants to see your success within your own home; and you never have to worry about teachers or classmates downplaying your intelligence."