Dirigo HOME

Dirigo means "I Lead!"


The purpose of Dirigo HOME is to further the goals of HOME's 20/20 vision by empowering individuals and families to lead the way within the HOME community. Dirigo HOME seeks to 1) impart a knowledge of our Maine history and government, 2) build community, as well as 3) develop and sharpen leadership skills through events, activities, classes, field trips and mentoring opportunities. 


Upcoming Special Events in 2020


"Lead the Way HOME" 2020 Convention 2020 - The most exciting Maine homeschool event ever!


Watch for more details to come! This very special event, celebrating both HOME's 30th year of ministry and Maine's bicentennial year, will be held at the Samoset Resort, March 19 -21, 2020. Our focus will be homeschooling (of course!), building community, and our great state! Some of the many activities planned include:  

  • Bicentennial Project Fair
  • Visits from Famous Mainers of the Past
  • Essay Contest
  • So You Think You Know Maine Quiz 
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Exhibits
  • Speakers and Workshops
  • Maine Museum and Historical Society Guests
  • Special Music
  • American Folk Dancing
  • Family Photo Booth
  • State Birthday Party
  • And Much More!

Ongoing Programs


HOME Convention Teen Track 


Each year during the Annual HOME Convention, teens are encouraged to participate in fun-filled, action packed workshop sessions designed with their unique needs and interests in mind. Topics vary from year to year, and may include health, safety, relationships, character, careers, government and civics, just to name a few! The 2020 program will focus on Maine STEM and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard!


Dinner or Dessert with Friends


Homeschool families are busy with many responsibilities. To keep our homeschool community vibrant, however, we all need time to connect, share ideas and socialize. Opportunities are scheduled in different parts of the state throughout the year to bring homeschool families and leaders together, share HOME with others and broaden our reach through community. Please consider hosting a gathering in your area. We would love to get acquainted with you, your group and others in your part of the state! Contact the HOME Office for more information.