Help us make MICHN’s 2021 Homeschool Day at the Dome a success!
Day at the Dome is coming up in less than two weeks— on Thursday, May 20, and we're so excited to join homeschoolers from across Michigan for a time of prayer, connection, and a rally to celebrate our homeschool freedom on the Capitol steps!
Volunteers are already working hard to make Day at the Dome a fun and effective opportunity to promote homeschool freedom. We appreciate every single volunteer! But there are still a few more things we need help with... Would you consider jumping in to lend a hand?
Sign Up to Bring Cookies... Michigan Cherry Chocolate Chip cookies (or brownies? or blondies?)
We need a lot of cookies to make this event happen! Please sign up to bring cookies to share with visiting legislators and homeschool families in attendance. Click here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E44ADAF2DA5FC1-dayatthe for more information and to sign up to bring a couple dozen homemade cookies!
More Ways to Help:
- Be there. Bring your family! Many families with all ages of children will be attending from across the state.
- Spread the word. Share this event with all your support groups and homeschooling friends!
- Personally invite your State Senator and Representative to stop by our Day at the Dome tent on the Capitol lawn for a coffee and cookie reception, and a time to meet and greet homeschool families! (from 4:00-5:00 pm on Thursday, May 20th!)
What is Homeschool Day at the Dome?
Day at the Dome happens in Lansing annually and is a time for homeschoolers from across Michigan to come together to celebrate our homeschool freedoms, pray, and connect with legislators- sharing homemade treats and information promoting home education.
Day at the Dome is a wonderful way for families to participate in MICHN’s efforts to protect and expand homeschool freedoms in Michigan!
Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm… Rally begins at 5:00!
(Optional Capitol Tours start as early as 2:00 pm)
@ the Michigan State Capitol Building, 100 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933.
Bring your homeschool family to the Capitol. This event is FREE and does not require a ticket.
What Should I Expect?
This year due to Covid restrictions, we won't be able to visit legislators in their offices or offer any indoor activities (except optional small group Capitol tours), but we'll still gather outside the Capitol and we've invited legislators to stop by and visit us and attend our Homeschool Freedom Rally at 5:00 pm, on the east lawn and Capitol steps. Legislators will be notified that we have homemade Michigan cherry cookies and Michigan cherry coffee to share with them! :)
- Take a tour of the Capitol- the perfect homeschool field trip! (arrive at your pre-arranged tour time)
Optional Capitol tours are available every half hour, beginning at 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, and 4:00. Each tour is limited to 25 people. Sign up for a tour here: TOUR TICKETS (This is the only part of the event which requires registration.)
- Go on a Prayer Walk around the Capitol grounds (arrive about 4:00), using our prayer guide to pray for our state and nation, for its leaders, families, and churches, and the continued protection of our freedoms-- including the freedom to homeschool.
- Gather near the Capitol steps for our rally as we pray, sing, and listen to speakers (starts at 5:00), including special guests sharing about how we won our homeschool freedom here in Michigan and what we need to do to keep it! [We will be done by 6:00 for you to be on your way to MICHN's Hope for Your Homeschool Night of Worship at Mount Hope Church, beginning at 7:00pm!]
- Connect with MiCHN- the Michigan Christian Homeschool Network, at our Day at the Dome Information Tent to learn about what we do for homeschool freedom in Michigan and how to get involved.
- Share a cookie with Michigan legislators who come to our Legislators’ Coffee Break Reception from 4-5pm, and tell them how much you appreciate their service and the current freedom we have to homeschool in Michigan.
- Connect with other Michigan homeschool families as we celebrate our homeschool freedom together.
While this year's Day at the Dome may look a little different, we are thankful that it has still worked out for us to gather together in person! This is such an important event for connecting with legislators and encouraging homeschool freedom in Michigan! We hope you can join us in downtown Lansing on Thursday, May 20!!