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Events

#AHEMStateHouseDay2017

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Visit Legislators, Explore the State House, & Meet Other Massachusetts Homeschoolers

Join AHEM board members and volunteers from 10:00 am (sharp!) to noon on Tuesday, April 25 as we visit the historic Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill in Boston. Meet in Doric Hall on the second floor. We’ll deliver packets of info and swag to the legislators of the 190th General Court, and pay visits to our individual elected officials. Afterwards you have options: tour the building, grab lunch, explore downtown Boston.

Because 2017 brings a new group of legislators to the State House, AHEM is encouraging homeschoolers to meet their elected officials--either at the State House on April 25, 2017, or arrange a meeting in their home office on a Friday. We want to show elected officials the diversity of homeschoolers in Massachusetts, and establish friendly lines of communication.

Cost: Free

When you meet your elected officials, take a pic and post it to social media with the hashtag #AHEMStateHouseDay2017.

Read Tips for Connecting with Your Legislator.

** Hope to see you on April 25!

~The State House Day Planning Committee

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.