SPLASH! I'm thankful for Splash. Splash is an event that takes place on college campuses across the country where, for one day, the college students get to teach classes to high schoolers about any topic they want. The high schoolers then sign up for the Splash event, and enroll in specific class that interest them. In the past two weeks, my kids have taken classes on Chinese yo-yo, martial arts, water conservation, trolley problems (ethical dilemmas), and more at both Duke (2 weeks ago) and UNC today. It's a great chance for them to experience a college campus, broaden their horizons (Wet and Wild wasn't quite what TJ thought it would be, but he's quoted the water stats from it numerous times), and sometimes even made new friends, as many homeschoolers do these events. It's also allowed me to watch them go through the class choices and wisely discern which ones hold worldviews contrary to our own and then, without any prompting form me, not take those classes. Baby steps into the real, unfiltered world they will live in very soon. So I'm thankful for the colleges that give of their resources and the college students who give of their time to make Splash possible.
(These pictures are NOT mine-they are from the Splash UNC website and taken in the Spring session-TJ was too young for that one. Mimi took a cake decorating class.)