The Year in Review from AHEM!
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Highlights of 2020
2020 brought new challenges to AHEM, as it did to everyone. We tried our best to respond to needs as they cropped up and changed.
For the influx of new homeschoolers—two-and-a-half times as many new AHEM subscribers in 2020 as in 2019—many of whom felt pushed to this option they knew little about because of concern over in-person learning amidst the virus, despair over the experience of remote learning, or just needing to be able to create some predictable family routine, we provided:
- Over 20 Getting Started Homeschooling and Nuts and Bolts of Homeschooling in Massachusetts virtual presentations, hosted by AHEM or local libraries.
- Home with Kids in the Time of COVID-19
- Yum: A Bite-Sized and Nourishing Homeschooling Strategy for All Ages
- “Hybrid Homeschooling”
For all homeschoolers, AHEM provided ways to connect with others when getting together is not possible:
Throughout the year, we reported on a variety of issues important to Massachusetts homeschoolers:
We were pleased to offer:
We could not have done any of this without the help of our volunteers (Shout-outs! to):
- Milva M.
- Melissa M.
- Christina S.
- Sarah H.
- Leslee P.
- Kateryna C.
- Julie P.
Ongoing efforts include:
- Maintaining our comprehensive website, including dynamic information such as Networking listings and News & Events pages along with go-to information on homeschooling in Massachusetts, including the widely used and accepted AHEM sample education plan
- Communicating with our subscribers
- Legislative watch
- Policy & Practice Database about homeschooling in Massachusetts. Questions were added to gather info on changing requests by school officials
- One-on-One help, available by phone or email anytime
As we bid goodbye to 2020, we want to be sure to thank all of you for your support over the past year, whether it came in the form of reading our emails, filling out the questionnaire, referring a friend to AHEM, inviting us to speak to your group, accessing Amazon* through AHEM, or sending us a cash donation. Any level of interest and participation is greatly appreciated and is what fuels our efforts.
Looking forward to 2021 we are hopeful, and will continue to support and inform the growing number of homeschoolers in Massachusetts. Help us by encouraging your friends to subscribe to AHEM! We always appreciate feedback on how we are doing and ideas about how we can serve you better.
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