Homeschoolers of Maine (HOME) is a statewide 501(c)3 non-profit, ministry-based organization, and was founded on the belief that all families have a God-given and constitutional right and responsibility to direct the education of their children, regardless of their educational philosophy or religious affiliation.
Throughout the years, HOME has successfully worked to preserve, protect and promote homeschooling in Maine by working with the Department of Education, legislators and providing up-to-date information to homeschooling families, the media, and other state and local officials.
Our Services Are Open to All
HOME sponsors a number of annual events to provide all homeschoolers with access to information, education and resources, as well as encouragement and support. In addition, HOME coordinates many field trip opportunities and special activities throughout the year.
HOME communicates with homeschoolers throughout the state regularly through its website, various publications, email updates and Facebook. (Fill out a request form to receive HOME Email Updates, which include the latest homeschool happenings in Maine and the nation.)
Based in Hope, the HOME Office is a place where homeschoolers can review hundreds of homeschooling books and curricula, and come for counseling and annual assessments. Outreach volunteers enjoy meeting with new homeschoolers to discuss getting started, recommend curricula, or just provide support.
Volunteers Provide Blessing
Before founding HOME’s ministry, Ed and Kathy Green had been homeschooling their four daughters, as well as providing support and guidance to other homeschoolers throughout the state for many years. With that experience in homeschool leadership, they felt the time was right for Maine to have a statewide organization with a Godly foundation and heart for service to all homeschoolers. These are the same principles that guide the numerous volunteers and leaders that are a part of HOME's ministry today. Their ongoing work is making a difference in the lives of hundreds of children and families throughout Maine.
Supporters Keep HOME Going
Leaders Provide Direction
HOME's Board of Directors steers the organization and helps with some of the many tasks of running a busy non-profit, including planning for and working during various events. Other dedicated HOME leaders and teams help serve and minister to Maine homeschoolers throughout the year. Additionally, various professionals and community members form HOME's Advisory Board, and offer important insights, ideas and strategies to the organization.
Partners Give Counsel
HOME partners with others to provide more effective service to the homeschool community, too. HOME works closely with Home School Legal Defense Association when confronted with legal and legislative issues. Members of the HOME Board receive valuable leadership training and support from national leadership conventions held by HSLDA, as well. HOME also relies upon NHERI and Dr. Brian Ray for homeschooling research and statistics that are used to inform Maine homeschoolers, the media and, most importantly, the legislature during legislative concerns.
The work of HOME could never be accomplished without the help of the hardworking and dedicated families and individuals that are such an integral part of the ministry!