OUR MISSION IS...
We, the Christian Home Educators of Habersham County, Georgia, base our standards of excellence in education on the foundation set forth by the infallible word of God, the Bible. We follow the example of our risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, as the greatest teacher of all time. We lift up and support one another through prayer, fellowship, and sharing of ideas and information, always maintaining the highest integrity and love for one another's unique gifts and talents. We are a non-denominational group where Christian standards and values are shared by all.
Simply put, our mission is to provide support to like-minded Christian parents. We want to help each other raise our children with academic excellence and Christ-molded hearts. We come from a variety of denominational backgrounds and we employ a wide variety of educational methods and curriculum. What we have in common is that we love Jesus and we love each other.
YES, WE CHARGE MEMBERSHIP DUES...
Yearly membership dues help maintain this website ($25.00 a year). On the member side of this site, we have forums where members can discuss different activities, ask questions, and seek advice about curriculum or other recommendations. We have a full group events calendar where our monthly schedules get posted so members always know what is happening. We also have web sign-ups for all events, which is really nice when you want to check to see if your children’s friends are attending certain events. The member side is exclusive to CHEH members and there are never any ads or distracting popup windows. It is a secure site for our group.
CHEH exists in order to support Christian, homeschooling parents.
The heart of our group is to encourage one another as we journey on this homeschooling path. We all have two things in common: we love Jesus and we homeschool our children. Within those commonalities, we have a wonderfully diverse bunch of homeschooling families. We have those who are very scheduled and use traditional curriculum, we have a bunch of eclectic homeschoolers, we have those who are particularly attached to one method or another, and we even have those who prefer a more child delight-directed education (commonly known as un-schooling.) We have traditional families, families who have adopted or fostered children in need, step-families, and grandparents raising grandchildren. We have children ranging in age from newborn to completely grown with grandchildren (and some of us have children spanning that whole gamut!) We have very large families with eight and more children, and we have families with only one or two children. In other words, whatever methods you use to teach your children, no matter the size of your family or your special circumstances, you fit in this group.
Over the years we have seen the corollary that those who put the most in also get the most out of the group. This is not universally true. Some families are just not able to participate in many of the events, and we recognize that. Some families participate more in the forum than they do in person, and that is okay, too. I want to encourage those of you who are new to the group to make an effort to come and get to know some of the families here. There is a wealth of encouragement and information to be had in a simple conversation with another mom or dad. Perhaps you are a veteran homeschooler and are pressed for time. Please consider how you might bless another family with your testimony and encouragement. Sometimes the biggest blessing is just connecting with someone who has walked the path you are walking. Homeschooling is not easy. We can all use all the encouragement we can get!
If you are new to the group, or if you have never taken the opportunity to be involved, I want to extend a special invitation to you to come to our annual kick-off picnic, informally called our “Kicknic”. Bring a dish to share and a drink. We will provide paper goods and ice. Come ready to meet some new folks and to possibly lay the foundation for friendships that will last decades. The nuts and bolts of parent support are in relationship, and relationship requires an investment. It does not have to be a huge commitment. We are not asking that you sign up for every event, but I would gently exhort you to look at the calendar and to pick a handful of events this year where you will have the opportunity to build some relationships. .
It is our sincere desire that we meet your needs in the up-coming year. Please let us know—either in the forum or by direct email to your board members—what we can do to help you or to encourage you.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .