American Home Education and Discipleship (AHEAD)
Homeschool Conferences that make an eternal difference
The National Alliance for Christian Home Education Leadership (NACHEL- referred to as the Alliance) is a non-profit group that supports leaders serving leaders in the home education community. It is made up of 48 loosely associated, but solidly Christian state-wide affiliate home education organizations from 45 states, Canada and Mexico and has over 1,000 years of cumulative home education experience.These are all fully Christian statewide organizations that have a statement of faith and bylaws that ensure perpetual Christian leadership for these groups. Frequently leaders from other nations participate in the annual conferences and in other affiliate events.The Alliance has existed and been serving the homeschooling community as a collective group for roughly 20-25 years. MACHE is proud to be a part of this Christ-honoring group!
However, as the winds of change have brought home education to the marketplace, we have seen the advent of for-personal-profit homeschool conventions. As you might expect, these have had an adverse effect on many of the non-profit conferences associated with the non-profit state home education organizations. God alone knows what is in store for any of these organizations, but without the support of the home education community in their states, there is some risk that their ministry to home educators will diminish, as it has in some cases, or be lost altogether. The for-personal-profit conference organizers leave once the vendor hall is empty. The state-specific Christian organizations are just beginning their work to assist home educators in their locales when their conferences end. As you choose a conference to explore home education and purchase curriculum, we hope you will consider the long-range questions of home education and support the non-profit, specifically Christian conferences associated with the Alliance. These affiliate conferences are called the American Home Education and Discipleship Conferences (referred to as AHEAD Conferences).
AHEAD Conferences are sponsored by Christian state-wide, family-focused, home education organizations throughout North America. Because they represent 48 affiliate state organizations, there is sure to be one near you! For more information or to find an AHEAD Conference near you, click HERE!