Maine Home Education Week


Plan to Join the Celebration in 2015!


Maine homeschoolers have worked hard over the years to raise public awareness, gain respect and credibility, build relationships within the legislature and strengthen homeschool freedoms. In recognition of the value and importance of home education, Maine's Governors have designated one week each spring as Maine Home Education Week. Since 1987, Maine homeschoolers have come together during this special week in a variety of ways to celebrate and thank God for the freedoms we enjoy. 


This year was no exception. During the week of May 25th - May 31st, 2014, homeschoolers celebrated the 27th Annual Maine Home Education Week as proclaimed by Governor LePage! To mark the occasion, over 200 homeschoolers came together on May 28th for a day of activities at Leonard's Mills. It was a home education week event steeped in Maine history! 


Watch for event details for 2015!


To further mark the occasion each year, find ways to celebrate and be visible within your own communities throughout the week! The following is just a sampling of activities that could be planned especially for Home Education Week within individual support groups and families:


  • Wear a homeschool sticker or button wherever you go during Home Education Week.
  • Have a potluck meal of thanksgiving with other homeschooling families.
  • Bake a celebration cake!
  • Plan a local field trip with a few families or your support group.
  • Arrange for a homeschooling display at your local library.
  • Visit a nursing home.
  • Bring a new homeschooler to visit the HOME Office and The Heart of Home Bookstore.
  • Find ways to volunteer in your community.
  • Plan a fundraiser to raise money for your support group or for HOME.
  • Buy a copy of Homeschool Heroes and read it to your family! Copies are available at the HOME Office.


No matter how you choose to celebrate during Home Education Week, please take time to give thanks and glory to God for the very precious freedoms we have to teach our children at home. Without continued prayer, vigilance and a strong homeschool presence within each Maine community, our blessings of freedom could be easily taken away. Take pride in what you do, and enjoy your well-deserved week of recognition!


View the Governor's Proclamation!


Home Education Week Proclamation
Home Education Week Proclamation 2014.pd
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