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Northern Virginia Region Meetup
Connect with other homeschoolers from your geographic region!
2021-04-15T17:30:00Z 2021-04-15T18:30:00Z America/New_York Northern+Virginia+Region+Meetup https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Eastern Virginia Region Meetup
Connect with other homeschoolers from your geographic region!
2021-04-15T17:30:00Z 2021-04-15T18:30:00Z America/New_York Eastern+Virginia+Region+Meetup https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Central Virginia (Richmond Area) Region Meetup
Connect with other homeschoolers from your geographic region!
2021-04-15T17:30:00Z 2021-04-15T18:30:00Z America/New_York Central+Virginia+%28Richmond+Area%29+Region+Meetup https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Central Virginia (Outside Richmond) Region Meetup
Connect with other homeschoolers from your geographic region!
2021-04-15T18:30:00Z 2021-04-15T19:30:00Z America/New_York Central+Virginia+%28Outside+Richmond%29+Region+Meetup https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Shenandoah Valley Region Meetup
Connect with other homeschoolers from your geographic region!
2021-04-15T18:30:00Z 2021-04-15T19:30:00Z America/New_York Shenandoah+Valley+Region+Meetup https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Southwest Virginia Region Meetup
Connect with other homeschoolers from your geographic region!
2021-04-15T18:30:00Z 2021-04-15T19:30:00Z America/New_York Southwest+Virginia+Region+Meetup https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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One Size Doesn't Fit All: The Nuances of Online Learning
In this session, we’ll explore new ways of meeting the needs of the next generation of homeschool families with online classes.
Eva Goldstein-Meola
2021-04-16T09:00:00Z 2021-04-16T10:00:00Z America/New_York One+Size+Doesn%27t+Fit+All%3A+The+Nuances+of+Online+Learning https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Truly Accessible Learning
Become empowered to throw out, adapt, or even create your own path for your learner(s) according to their unique needs!
Sarah Blunkosky
2021-04-16T09:00:00Z 2021-04-16T10:00:00Z America/New_York Truly+Accessible+Learning https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Tips from a Homeschool Grad
What comes next after homeschool graduation? Useful tips for parents, high school seniors, or recent grads. College admissions and MORE.
Nasiyah Isra-Ul
2021-04-16T09:00:00Z 2021-04-16T10:00:00Z America/New_York Tips+from+a+Homeschool+Grad https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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4-H 101: What 4-H Can Do For Your Family
Come find out what 4-H can do for you and your family!
India Pearson
2021-04-16T11:00:00Z 2021-04-16T12:00:00Z America/New_York 4-H+101%3A+What+4-H+Can+Do+For+Your+Family https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Move, Create, Communicate, READING in ACTION! (Not Recorded)
Learn to facilitate creative, drama-based learning activities that help students deepen their understanding of history and language.
Marcia Daft
2021-04-16T11:00:00Z 2021-04-16T12:30:00Z America/New_York Move%2C+Create%2C+Communicate%2C+READING+in+ACTION%21+%28Not+Recorded%29 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Offline Computer Science
Fighting screen burnout? We'll explore some critical thinking skills and the ways to develop a CS mindset - without using computers!
Natasha Blush
2021-04-16T11:00:00Z 2021-04-16T12:00:00Z America/New_York Offline+Computer+Science https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Intro to Mindful Anti-Racist Parenting
In this interactive workshop participants will learn practical tips for exploring identity, bias, prejudice, and racism with children.
Lucretia Marie Anderson
2021-04-16T13:00:00Z 2021-04-16T14:00:00Z America/New_York Intro+to+Mindful+Anti-Racist+Parenting https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Critical Thinking Through Chess
Learn how you can include chess in your homeschool curriculum or as an extracurricular activity for your child to improve critical thinking
Christina (Tina) Schweiss
2021-04-16T13:00:00Z 2021-04-16T14:15:00Z America/New_York Critical+Thinking+Through+Chess https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Unit Studies That Foster Joy In Learning
How to tailor your child's education in an organic way with play- and literature-based learning.
Cynthia Holt, Justine LoMonaco
2021-04-16T13:00:00Z 2021-04-16T14:00:00Z America/New_York Unit+Studies+That+Foster+Joy+In+Learning https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Navigating Risk in Nature Programs
Kids need nature-based play for community and confidence! Are you interested in getting a group of kids out, but intimidated by unknowns?
Nick Grenier
2021-04-16T14:00:00Z 2021-04-16T15:00:00Z America/New_York Navigating+Risk+in+Nature+Programs https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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BRAiNiACS 4 Kids
Deliver step by step at home lessons to your child to promote creative thinking, problem solving, and outside of the box thinking.
Denise Corbo, M.Ed., NBCT
2021-04-16T14:00:00Z 2021-04-16T15:00:00Z America/New_York BRAiNiACS+4+Kids https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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What Homeschoolers Don't Talk About (But Really Should)
Let's bring all those things out into the open and spin those negatives into solutions! It's all on the table!
Sarah Blunkosky
2021-04-16T15:00:00Z 2021-04-16T16:00:00Z America/New_York What+Homeschoolers+Don%27t+Talk+About+%28But+Really+Should%29 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Academic Portfolio Review and Homeschool Evaluation
We’ll talk about the process for building your child's learning portfolio from start to finish!
Jen Stiles
2021-04-16T15:00:00Z 2021-04-16T15:30:00Z America/New_York Academic+Portfolio+Review+and+Homeschool+Evaluation https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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How do they DO? Discover HOW your child learns.
Understand your & your child's learning style to choose curriculum and deliver teaching in the ways that it is easiest to learn and communicate!
Carla Hakim O'Brien
2021-04-16T15:00:00Z 2021-04-16T16:00:00Z America/New_York How+do+they+DO%3F+Discover+HOW+your+child+learns. https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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How to Teach Math Facts That Stick
In this session, you’ll learn simple strategies for teaching the math facts without hours of rote memorization.
Kate Snow
2021-04-17T09:00:00Z 2021-04-17T10:00:00Z America/New_York How+to+Teach+Math+Facts+That+Stick https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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What Not to Say to Your Child Who is Struggling with Reading
Do your reading classes turn into power struggles and your child throwing tantrums? Come to this session to walk away with strategies!
Aquilah Robinson
2021-04-17T09:00:00Z 2021-04-17T10:00:00Z America/New_York What+Not+to+Say+to+Your+Child+Who+is+Struggling+with+Reading https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Design Challenges: Not Just for STEM
Engage your learners in design-based projects and create challenges pertinent their lives using literature and community-action projects.
Julia Orr
2021-04-17T09:00:00Z 2021-04-17T10:00:00Z America/New_York Design+Challenges%3A+Not+Just+for+STEM https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Move, Create, Communicate, SCIENCE in ACTION! (Not Recorded)
Learn to facilitate creative, drama-based learning activities that help students deepen their understanding of science.
Marcia Daft
2021-04-17T09:30:00Z 2021-04-17T11:00:00Z America/New_York Move%2C+Create%2C+Communicate%2C+SCIENCE+in+ACTION%21+%28Not+Recorded%29 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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National History Day: Balancing Scholarship and Creativity
Participants will learn about the National History Day (NHD) project-based learning model
Sam Florer
2021-04-17T11:00:00Z 2021-04-17T12:00:00Z America/New_York National+History+Day%3A+Balancing+Scholarship+and+Creativity https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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What is Self-Directed Education?
Find out how you can maximize your child's ability to learn by allowing them to use their natural developmental instincts.
Catina Sweedy
2021-04-17T11:00:00Z 2021-04-17T12:00:00Z America/New_York What+is+Self-Directed+Education%3F https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Homework Battles and the Pandemic
Students are inundated with virtual schoolwork and their eyes are paying the price. Learn ways to help beyond just a blue blocker.
Dr. Tod Davis
2021-04-17T11:00:00Z 2021-04-17T12:00:00Z America/New_York Homework+Battles+and+the+Pandemic https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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How to Start Your Day Beautifully with Morning Time
You can learn how to successfully implement a family morning time easily.
Cindy West
2021-04-17T13:00:00Z 2021-04-17T14:00:00Z America/New_York How+to+Start+Your+Day+Beautifully+with+Morning+Time https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Deschooling the Grown-up: Thinking Like a Homeschooler
Cut stress and foster more joy in your homeschool with this single mindset shift.
Cynthia Holt, Justine LoMonaco
2021-04-17T13:00:00Z 2021-04-17T14:00:00Z America/New_York Deschooling+the+Grown-up%3A+Thinking+Like+a+Homeschooler https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Designing Your Intentional Family Culture
How do you create an environment where your kids buy in and argue less without power struggles? With a defined family culture roadmap!
Jodi Chaffee
2021-04-17T15:00:00Z 2021-04-17T16:00:00Z America/New_York Designing+Your+Intentional+Family+Culture https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Homeschool High School with College In Mind
We’ll answer the most common questions about what you do and don’t actually need to do to get your student college ready.
Jill Harper
2021-04-17T15:00:00Z 2021-04-17T16:00:00Z America/New_York Homeschool+High+School+with+College+In+Mind https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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But what about socialization?
Socialization is often misunderstood. Homeschoolers will be ok... maybe even better off, and we will discuss why and how in this session.
Justin Shell
2021-04-17T15:00:00Z 2021-04-17T16:00:00Z America/New_York But+what+about+socialization%3F https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Hands on History: Bringing History to Life
Learn about how to apply hands-on learning to the study of the history.
Stephanie Hanson
2021-04-18T09:00:00Z 2021-04-18T09:30:00Z America/New_York Hands+on+History%3A+Bringing+History+to+Life https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Making Connections Between Dance, Culture & Science
Explore how another culture expresses feelings through dance while discovering the workings of the cardiorespiratory system of the dancer!
Barbara Jaurequi Wurst
2021-04-18T09:00:00Z 2021-04-18T10:00:00Z America/New_York Making+Connections+Between+Dance%2C+Culture+%26+Science https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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How to Talk to Your Kids About Music
Music. You love it. Your kids love it. But how do you teach it?Come find out! Everything from Classical Music history to how to analyze pop songs.
Catina Sweedy
2021-04-18T11:00:00Z 2021-04-18T12:00:00Z America/New_York How+to+Talk+to+Your+Kids+About+Music https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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History to Corrupt the Youth (Wink-Wink)
A discussion of newer history works coming to your library to discuss & share with middle and high schoolers
Sarah Blunkosky
2021-04-18T11:00:00Z 2021-04-18T12:00:00Z America/New_York History+to+Corrupt+the+Youth+%28Wink-Wink%29 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Teaching Math With Confidence and Joy in the Primary Years
Weaving math into the daily life of your child (preschool-2nd grade)
Kate Snow
2021-04-18T13:00:00Z 2021-04-18T14:00:00Z America/New_York Teaching+Math+With+Confidence+and+Joy+in+the+Primary+Years https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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They Don't Have to Like It, BUT They Need to Be Good At It
Join us for ideas, hints, and tricks that will jump start your children into the world of writing to prepare them for college and beyond.
Eva Goldstein-Meola
2021-04-18T13:00:00Z 2021-04-18T14:00:00Z America/New_York They+Don%27t+Have+to+Like+It%2C+BUT+They+Need+to+Be+Good+At+It https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Inspired Learning, Building the Cooperative of Your Dreams
Learn about different models of cooperatives and the benefits and cons of each as we explore ideas for how to build radically inclusive communities.
Alycia Comer-Wright, M. Ed
2021-04-18T13:00:00Z 2021-04-18T14:00:00Z America/New_York +Inspired+Learning%2C+Building+the+Cooperative+of+Your+Dreams https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Sensory Strategies and Neuro-diverse Homeschooling
Tips and tricks from an experienced homeschool mother and occupational therapist.
Laura Sowdon
2021-04-18T15:00:00Z 2021-04-18T16:15:00Z America/New_York Sensory+Strategies+and+Neuro-diverse+Homeschooling https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Youth Entrepreneurship: Why We Should Support and Promote It
We will discuss ways that homeschooling parents can introduce entrepreneurship and its benefits for children.
CJ Walker
2021-04-18T15:00:00Z 2021-04-18T16:00:00Z America/New_York Youth+Entrepreneurship%3A+Why+We+Should+Support+and+Promote+It https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Curriculum Building for Arts Integration & Imaginative Play
Discover exciting ways to incorporate imaginative play, character creation and puppetry in this interactive session.
Irene Kuykendall
2021-04-18T15:00:00Z 2021-04-18T16:00:00Z America/New_York Curriculum+Building+for+Arts+Integration+%26+Imaginative+Play https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvahomeschoolers-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)

Speakers

Stephanie Hanson

Developer, History Unboxed

Lucretia Marie Anderson

Certified life and mindfulness coach, Anti-racist workshop facilitator

Farrar Williams

Co-founder, Simplify the Application

Jill Harper

Co-founder, Simplify the Application

Dr. Tod Davis

Owner, Virginia Vision Therapy Centers, Inc.

Denise Corbo, M.Ed., NBCT

BRAiNiACS 4 Kids

Sean Young

Co-founder, Youth Business Exchange

Kerwyn [email protected]

Co-founder, Youth Business Exchange

CJ Walker

Co-founder, Youth Business Exchange

Carla Hakim O'Brien

Parent, Family, and Individual Coach serving the Neurodiverse

Natasha Blush

Eureka Workshop, arts-integrated computer science educator

Alycia Comer-Wright, M. Ed

Founder of Cultural Roots Homeschool Cooperative and Inspired Learning RVA

Justin Shell

Father of 3, proponent of community-based learning & creator of MySchool

Julia Orr

Education Program Specialist, Air & Space Museum

Nasiyah Isra-Ul

Founder, Canary Academy Online & Entrepreneur

Nick Grenier

Director, Natural Leaders

Irene Kuykendall

Virginia Rep’s Education Manager, a Wolf Trap Teaching Artist, and a Performer

Catina Sweedy

Founder, Clarinet Project; Mojang Certified Minecraft Educator; Program Advisor, Embark Center

Sarah Blunkosky

Integrative education consultant, Homeschool portfolio evaluator and Homeschooling coach

Christina (Tina) Schweiss

Executive Director, Hampton Roads Chess Association (HRCA)

Kate Snow

Author, Math Facts That Stick, Preschool Math at Home, and the Math with Confidence

Sam Florer

Virginia Museum of History & Culture

Laura Sowdon

Occupational Therapist, Owner of Five Senses Literature Lessons

Cynthia Holt, Justine LoMonaco

Co-founders, The Learn and Live Letter

Aquilah Robinson

Founder, Learnplistic LLC

Eva Goldstein-Meola

Founder and Director, Open Tent Academy

Jen Stiles

President, Aim & Flourish

Barbara Jaurequi Wurst

MD, MSc, Global Health and Research

Jodi Chaffee

Founder, Our Modern Heritage Academy LLC; The Family Culture Movement

Cindy West

Our Journey Westward, No Sweat Nature Study LIVE

Marcia Daft

Founder, Moving Through Math and Teaching the Music of Language

India Pearson

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development

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The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers

The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers (VaHomeschoolers) is an independent, non-profit, member-driven, statewide organization. We are committed to providing homeschooling support to our members, as well as accurate information about homeschooling to Virginia’s families, school divisions, legislators and policymakers, the media, and the community at large. VaHomeschoolers appreciates that homeschooling families are diverse in their beliefs and backgrounds, but united in loving their children, valuing their children’s education, and treasuring their freedom to homeschool. For this reason, VaHomeschoolers is an inclusive organization and is neutral in matters of politics and religion.

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