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Events

Getting Started Homeschooling - West Brookfield, MA

Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Whether you are actively considering home education or are just curious about how it is done, you are invited to attend Getting Started Homeschooling. The free program will be held at the Merriam-Gilbert Public Library, 3 West Main St., West Brookfield, MA on Tuesday, March 28, 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

Topics to be covered include an overview of homeschooling, getting started, methods, resources, and homeschooling support. Informational handouts will be available and there will be time for questions and discussion.

The program will be presented by Sophia Sayigh and Tracy Ventola. Sophia is a founder of Advocates for Home Education in Massachusetts, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable educational organization that gathers and disseminates information about homeschooling in Massachusetts through education, advocacy, and events. Tracy is an AHEM volunteer and a former elementary school teacher now homeschooling her two children.

Admission is free, but preregistration is required. To preregister, call the library at (508) 867-1410.

Space is limited and spots are allotted on a first come, first served basis.

Student Government Day - Boston, MA

Homeschoolers will once again participate in Student Government Day on April 7, 2017 at the State House in Boston!

The nomination deadline has passed and it is too late to enter your name to participate in 2017.

From 2016 participants:

“I'm really glad I participated, the event really opened my eyes to what goes on in our government and Supreme Court.”

“It was AMAZING! Very diverse and interesting/intellectual people . . . it's really exciting and inspiring to be part of!”

How does this program work?
Students will be assigned the roles of senators, representatives, constitutional officers and Justices of the Supreme Court. On Student Government Day, students are able to experience the roles of members of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of state government. Many students will participate as legislators in House and Senate sessions. All students may take part in a simulated committee hearing. Others will visit various elected and appointed office holders and staff as they carry out their daily activities.

Who is eligible to participate?
Homeschooled high school students in their junior or senior year. Eash year a lottery is held to determine participants

See the answers to frequently asked questions regarding Student Government Day (SGD) here.

Questions? Email info@ahem.info.

Child-led Learning: Is Homeschooling the Right Choice for My Family? - Lowell, MA

Session at the La Leche League of MA/RI/VT Conference.

Getting Started Homeschooling - sterling, MA

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Whether you are actively considering home education or are just curious about how it is done, you are invited to attend Getting Started Homeschooling. The free program will be held at the Conant Public Library, 4 Meetinghouse Hill Road, Sterling, MA on Thursday, May 4, 2017, 6:30 - 8:00 pm.

Topics to be covered include an overview of homeschooling, getting started, methods, resources, and homeschooling support. Informational handouts will be available and an opportunity for questions will follow the presentation.

The program will be presented by Milva McDonald and Tracy Ventola. Milva is a founder of Advocates for Home Education in Massachusetts, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable educational organization that gathers and disseminates information about homeschooling in Massachusetts through education, advocacy, and events. Tracy is an AHEM volunteer and a former elementary school teacher now homeschooling her two children.

Admission is free, but preregistration is required. To preregister, call the library at (978) 422-6409 or register at the library.

Space is limited and spots are allotted on a first come, first served basis.

Please respect AHEM’s mission to empower individuals through education by not soliciting for your business at this event.