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Program name: From Homeschooling To College: One Young Man's Story
Program category: Life Skills- Parenting
Life Skills- Other
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Program length:
Audience level: All ages
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Program description: In this program, I will discuss my transition from being homeschooled from kindergarten to 12th grade to the more formal learning environment of college, as well as discussing my experience as a homeschooler, why I chose to attend college, benefits and downsides of college for homeschoolers, what I think homeschoolers should consider when making decisions regarding whether or not to attend college and choosing which colleges are a good fit, as well as why I believe that it is important for homeschoolers and people who have pursued alternatives to traditional education to share their story.
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Program fee: $101- $200
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? Yes
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Other notes: Brief bio: Benjamin Riley is an accomplished classical and acoustic guitarist, singer/songwriter, and writer. Ben is a graduate of Berklee College of Music’s Online Master Guitar Certificate Program and is a first semester senior Classical Guitar Performance Major at Nyack College, where he currently holds a 3.96 cumulative GPA. Ben has performed as a solo classical guitarist at many venues throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond. Ben has shared the story of his educational journey at the 2017 AERO Conference as well as in his article A Unique Education, which has since been published by Life Learning Magazine. In addition, Ben has also published three subject specific articles for encyclopedias published by Grey House Publishing.
Regions this program
can be performed in:
South Central
Capital District
North Country
Long Island
Program last updated: 08/14/2017
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Performer name: Benjamin Riley
Phone: 845-608-6159
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Previous appearances at: the Art Cafe, Nyack , Nyack College, the Nyack Library, Rivervale Community Church, Rivervale Farmers Market
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Performer information last updated: 08/14/2017


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