R.L. Stollar is the Executive Director of Homeschool Alumni Reaching Out and Co-Founder and Community Coordinator of Homeschoolers Anonymous. His child advocacy work has been featured in national and international media and academia including The Guardian UK, The American Prospect, Evangelical Press (Germany), CQ Researcher, Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post, Georgetown Law Journal, Texas Observer, The New Yorker, ProPublica, and Oxford University Press. Ryan is the author of the first and only comprehensive curriculums on child abuse prevention and suicide prevention specifically tailored to homeschooling families and communities (Child Abuse Awareness 101 for Homeschoolers, HARO, 2015; Suicide Prevention 101 for Homeschoolers, HARO, 2015).
A homeschool alumni himself who was homeschooled from kindergarten through high school graduation, Ryan has served 8+ years as an public communications educator to high school students within homeschooling communities. He has a B.A. in Liberal Arts (2005) from Gutenberg College and an M.A. in Eastern Classics (2006) from the Santa Fe Graduate Institute at St. John’s College. He is certified in Mental Health First Aid by the National Council for Behavioral Health. He is also currently pursuing a Masters of Human Services in Child Protection from Nova Southeastern University (antic. 2018) and writing a book on child liberation theology.