Advocates for Home Education in Massachusetts, Inc.


Advocates for Home Education in Massachusetts is a nonprofit, educational, grassroots, volunteer-run organization that is not beholden to any other organization. AHEM aims to involve and empower Massachusetts homeschoolers in the process of maintaining the rights of individual families to homeschool, today and in the future. We're very happy you're here checking out the AHEM website. Here are some ways to proactively protect your right to independent, family-based homeschooling in Massachusetts.

Be Informed: Subscribe to our emails

Keep up-to-date on info relevant to Massachusetts homeschoolers via an announcement-only email list. Be among the first to know about AHEM events. AHEM respects your privacy and will not share your name or contact information with any other organization. Staying informed strengthens us all.


Be Proactive: Fill out our survey

Survey responses are compiled anonymously in a database, helping us to track trends and hot spots, and also to help other homeschoolers. Your contribution is valued in this ongoing project. Please take a few minutes to fill out the questionnaire.

Spread the word: Brochures

To receive free pamphlets (Considering Homeschooling and Meet Massachusetts Homeschoolers) for distribution, send your name, address, and how many of which pamphlet you’d like us to mail to you.

Meet in Real Life (or Virtually!): Workshops

As part of our mission, AHEM volunteers—all experienced homeschooling parents—are available to facilitate workshops or guide discussion groups on a variety of topics related to homeschooling. Sessions are typically one-and-a-half to two hours in length and are conducted informally with ample opportunity for questions and discussion. Availability of a specific topic is dependent on which AHEM volunteers are able and willing to present. AHEM offers these free of charge, but we always appreciate an honorarium if a host is able to offer it. Get in touch and we’ll hammer out the details! We always enjoy meeting with real live Massachusetts homeschoolers. See descriptions of our library workshops here.

To be notified of upcoming workshops, subscribe to our email list.