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.
* HOME for All (At the HOME Convention!)
Homeschooling has made vast strides in the past 30 years. The validity and viability of homeschooling can be found right in your own home! Many would like to push homeschooling back into obscurity. For that reason, we want to intentionally show what homeschooling in Maine looks like, with all the passion, emotion, struggle and success that happens in homes all around our state. We don’t want to simply say homeschooling is valid, we want to show it! How? Come meet Jeremy Grant, a new friend of HOME. Listen to how your own personal testimonies can reveal the true heart of homeschooling for others to see. Hear how a simple video can share the emotion of what we do above just words. We want you to be involved! You will have an opportunity during this convention. Please join us to learn more.
Refreshments will be served!
Mock Legislature (At the HOME Convention)
How does your idea become a law? TeenPact's Rodney Sparks will take teens through the process! Participants will learn how to bring a bill before a legislative committee, practice presenting a bill, effectively debate to be heard and convince those in power to consider your idea, all with passion and respect. Come with an idea ready to be considered that will impact homeschoolers for the better in the state of Maine!
Presenter: Rodney Sparks
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019 (during the HOME Convention)
Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Samoset Resort, Rockport
* Lead the Way to 2020: A Maine Bicentennial Project for Your Family! (At the HOME Convention)
In this hands-on workshop, parents and children will learn how to use the primary sources and other tools available on Maine Memory Network and My Maine Stories to (1) research your local history and create a local 1820 - 2020 time-line for HOME's Bicentennial Project Fair (to be held during the convention in 2020) and (2) share your own Maine story on My Maine Stories. We will also discuss the educational tools and resources available for homeschool families on MMN and how you and/or your local historical society can become a contribution partner with MMN. Start your bicentennial project in this workshop, and bring your finished project to convention next year for a 2020 celebration!
Presenter: Kathleeen Neuman
Date: Friday, March 22, 2019 (during the HOME Convention)
Time: 9:00 - 10:00am
Location: Samoset Resort, Rockport
Welcome HOME 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 bicenntenial year, will be held at the Samoset Resort in the spring of 2020. Our focus will be homeschooling (of course!), building community, and our great state! Some of the many activities planned include:
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, government and civics, just to name a few!
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.