Benefits of Membership
Want to join the York Home School Association, Inc.? Here is what you should do. Read below, or click here to Join YHSA NOW!
1. Pray about your involvement.
YHSA works because its members work!! Your participation and leadership will continue to make our organization effective on behalf of homeschoolers in York County.
2. Count the cost.
Membership in YHSA costs only $20 a year, with our dues year July 1-June 30.
For your money, you receive:
A YHSA membership card. Many retail stores will accept this card as proof you are an educator, giving you access to school or teacher discounts. You can also show this card at your public library and get a "teacher's card" at the public library for longer loans. *See the bottom of this page for a list of retailers who offer discounts to cardholders.
The Scholar. Each month, The Scholar lists upcoming events sponsored by YHSA, field trips, community events, helpful hints, Internet sites, a feature about something that our members did or an article of encouragement, announcements of interest to YHSA members. The Scholar averages 12 seriously packed pages so that's a lot of information!!
Access to YHSA Web Site (Members Only Section) WIth the click of your mouse, you can get access to information about small groups where your children will get to interact with other home school children who share similar interests, contact info for all our members, information for the YHSA-owned Library, tips on how to obtain curriculum discounts, ... and most importantly the constant presence of other home schoolers with substantial experience.
The YHSA membership directory. On average we have 400 member families, and sometimes you need a reminder of who's who! You will have access to our database of members, where you can ask for names of other parents using your curriculum choices, those living in your school district, and much more! Periodically, YHSA has published a photo directory.
Access to YHSA sponsored events. YHSA sponsors events throughout the year to help you meet your own established goals for homeschooling. Many of these events are only available for members of our organization. If you're a member, you are welcome.
Membership in YHSA Forum Groups Connections by email with other members to provide announcement/ correction information/ event reminders, to provide a means to announce prayer requests/ praises/ encouragement, to provide a quick and easy way for home educators to help one another with classified ads for both home education and personal items both to sell and to purchase.
Group discount rates for HSLDA. Homeschoolers all over feel the pressure from those not in support of homeschooling. YHSA membership means you can get the group rate when you join HSLDA!
The support of like-minded families. Sure, you can develop your own support group. But participating with YHSA guarantees you will have the opportunity to meet and get to know other families with your values, interests and homeschooling commitment. Sometimes it's lonely out there!
Access to the YHSA library. YHSA has many resources for getting started homeschooling, choosing a curriculum, Christian parenting and home education. These are available for loan.
Access to the YHSA Curriculum Closet. Curriculum Closet allows you to pick up used curriculm for free. And, you can donate your used items to the "Closet" for others to use. Find good quality, fairly recent editions. No reference materials or used workbooks are there, nor can they be donated. What a wonderful way to be blessed in your schooling journey and again to bless others with your generous donations when you are finished with materials.
3. Submit a membership application.
Please submit your membership electronically by clicking the REQUEST MEMBERSHIP navigation link.
*Retailers who offer discounts to actively-homeschooling YHSA cardholders: Barnes&Noble, Michaels, JoAnn Fabric, Ski Roundtop, the Container Store, Staples, AC Moore, Mount Vernon, Colonial Williamsburg.