National Organizations Supporting Homeschooling
National Home Education Network
P.O. Box 41067
Long Beach, CA 90853
The National Home Education Network (NHEN) exists to encourage and facilitate the vital grassroots work of state and local homeschooling groups and individuals by providing information, fostering networking and promoting public relations on a national level. Because NHEN members believe there is strength in a diverse network of homeschoolers, they support the freedoms of all individual families to choose home education and to direct such education. NHEN provides an email discussion list, a free online newsletter, a printed journal, and an informative website of resources and networking contacts.
National Homeschool Association
P.O. Box 327
Webster, New York 14580-0327
Voice Mail: (513)772-9580
The National Homeschool Association (NHA) was founded in 1987. Their mission statement reads: "The National Homeschool Association exists to advocate individual choice and freedom in education, to serve those families who choose to homeschool, and to inform the general public about home education." The NHA offers networking: helping homeschoolers connect with others by referrals to local and state support groups; communication: maintaining contact with members and other interested homeschoolers to convey information and provide updates on NHA activities through periodic mailings; an annual conference: which provides an opportunity for exploring issues while sharing experience and knowledge; and the Homeschoolers' Travel Directory, which promotes interaction among homeschooling families and fosters personal connections across the country and around the world.
The Alliance for Parental Involvement in Education
P.O. Box 59
East Chatham, NY 12060-0059
Phone: (518) 392-6900
The Alliance for Parental Involvement in Education (ALLPIE) is a nonprofit organization which assists and encourages parental involvement in education, wherever that education takes place: in public school, in private school, or at home. AllPIE offers a newsletter (Options in Learning), annual conferences and retreats, a book catalog, workshops, lending library and more.
The American Homeschool Association
The American Homeschool Association (AHA), is a service organization sponsored in part by Home Education Magazine. Created in 1996 to network homeschoolers on a national level, the AHA's email networking list was instrumental in creating the National Home Education Network. Current AHA services include referrals and information for homeschoolers, education officials, and media contacts.
National Challenged Homeschoolers
P.O. Box 39
Porthill, ID 83853
Homeschooling parents Tom and Sherry Bushnell have developed the service organization, National Challenged Homeschoolers, into a support network of over 12,000 homeschoolers. Some of these are homeschool professionals willing to help, some are companies having an interest in serving challenged homeschoolers, but most are families homeschooling special needs children. Services from NATHHAN include a quarterly magazine, family directory, a catalog of helpful resources for challenged learners, a lending library and more.
Jewish Home Educators Network
Holly, MI 48442
The Jewish Home Educators Network (JHEN) is a support network by Jewish homeschoolers for Jewish homeschoolers. The quarterly newsletter is filled with thought-provoking articles, letters from readers that provide open dialog on a wide range of interesting topics, mouth watering recipes, creative holiday and craft ideas, stimulating book reviews, a Jewish calendar of events chock-full of information and original ideas, help columns with practical how-to advice on homeschooling, and much more. JHEN is the only place you'll find the columns on Jewish holidays, Torah study, and great recipes for Pesach! JHEN connects you to Jewish homeschoolers throughout the country and world wide.
Catholic Homeschool Network of America
River Forest, IL 60305-6343
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Catholic Homeschool Network of America (CHSNA) was formed in February of 1996. The purpose of CHSNA is to act on behalf of Catholics who, in accord with the teachings of the Church, want to freely exercise their God-given rights as primary educators of their children at home. The Network provides a quarterly newsletter, a conference, and sends fax alerts to state and local leaders.
Muslim Home School Network and Resource (MHSNR)
P.O. Box 803
Attleboro, MA 02703
"Mission Statement: First, to provide the Muslim home schooling community with as many choices and resources as possible. Second, to create and maintain networking resources for Muslim home schooling families. No matter where a Muslim home schooling family resides, we want to insure that they never feel alone. Membership includes full-time homeschooling families, part-time homeschooling families, single persons, couples, Muslims and Non-Muslim. Anyone with an interest in the education of children." Provides a newsletter, member discounts at various Islamic book stores and publishers, and at various MHSNR activities. Also produces "Al Madrasah Al-Ula" a Muslim homeschooling magazine.
Native American Home School Association
P. O. Box 979
Fries, Virginia 24330
The Native American Home School Association (NAHSA) proclaims as it's goal: "Saving Our Culture For Our Children Through Our Children." The Native American Home School Association seeks to provide Native American homeschooling families with the best possible educational sources and connections not only for helping parents teach at home, but also to protect their right to do so. Founder Misty Dawn Thomas writes: "We believe that our Native American languages, religion, history, songs, dances, stories, and crafts are just as important to us and our children as a knowledge of science, math, English, and the other things which are also important. If our children do not learn the old ways, it is because we have failed to teach them."
Alternative Education Resource Organization
Jerry Mintz, Director
417 Roslyn Rd.
Roslyn Hts., NY 11577
The Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO) a non-profit organization sponsored by the School of Living, which was founded in 1934. AERO helps people who want to change education to a more empowering and holistic form. It helps individuals and groups of people who want to start new community schools, public and private, or change existing schools. It also provides information to people interested in homeschooling their children, or finding private or public alternative schools." AERO publishes a magazine, Education Revolution, which offers networking news from many different realms of alternative and holistic education. AERO has many videos, speaking and consulting services, and has also helped develop The Handbook of Alternative Education and The Almanac of Education Choices, which list thousands of alternative schools and homeschool resources.
National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools
1266 Rosewood Unit 1
Ann Arbor MI 48104-6205
The National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools (NCACS) is an international coalition of schools, communities, home schools and individuals committed to creating an egalitarian society. They actively work against racism, sexism, ageism, and all forms of social, political, and economic oppression. The means by which they accomplish these goals are through participant control, whereby students, parents, and staff are empowered to create and implement their own learning programs. Newsletter, directory, annual conference.
Paths of Learning Resource Center
Paths of Learning is a magazine and free online resource center to help parents, educators, researchers and policymakers who wish to learn more about holistic, democratic, or learner-centered approaches to teaching and learning. The Center is a free online tool for anyone making decisions about education--choosing between student-centered alternatives such as homeschooling, seeking more ways to nourish different learning styles, or wanting to know more about social/political issues involved with systemic change in education.
well im homeschooled so i guess that you cold talk to me (im 12 and in 7th grade)