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OUR CLASSROOM IS

THE WORLD.

FREEDOM IS JUST BETTER.

***Home Education is a parent-directed educational option that satisfies the requirement for regular school attendance enshrined in the Florida Statutes. Parents have the freedom to determine their child’s educational path and the plan for reaching their goals. (FLDOE)

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The number of legislative sessions it takes to lose our freedoms. That's why we build a community of unity— to be heard, understood, and protected.

What is Home Education?

Home Education is
Parent-Directed Education

Craig & Brenda Dickinson worked with Senator Daniel Webster (Orlando) to write and sponsor a bill to recognize Home Education in Florida back in the 1980's. They helped define what home education is in statutes in Florida, and protect each parent's right to educate their child(ren) as they see fit.

 

Home Education is a parent-directed educational option that satisfies the requirement for regular school attendance enshrined in the Florida Statutes since 1985. Parents have the freedom to determine their child’s educational path and the plan for reaching their goals. (FLDOE)

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That's why we're here.

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HEF Connect is a 501c3 Non Profit Organization that emerged out of the original work of the Home Education Foundation. Hence the name: HEF CONNECT (HEFx). 

We create community, share accurate information, advocate for parents and students, and connect opportunities to promote parent-directed educational freedom.

If you're also looking for information regarding the lobbying efforts of The Home Education Foundation, you will find that here.

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RIGHT TO EDUCATE

We believe that parents directing the education of their children is an innate right and responsibility.

FIGHT TO KEEP

We believe the freedom to exercise that right must be fought for and maintained.

STRENGTH IN UNITY

We believe that unity and community are the best ways to show strength and advocate effectively.
Educational Gardening

Together
 we protect
parent-directed educational freedom.

HOME EDUCATION · HOMESCHOOLING · HYBRIDS · COOPS · UMBRELLAS · PRIVATE TUTORS · HOME EDUCATION INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS · BLENDED · UNBUNDLED · ECLECTIC · CLASSICAL · UNSCHOOLING - and more...

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What we do.

We create community, share accurate information, advocate for parents and students, and connect opportunities to promote parent-directed educational freedom.

COMMUNITY

HEF Connect supports an online community by gathering families that are passionate about parents directing the education for their children. We keep an active online forum and social media community that facilitates parents who are veterans in exercising their freedoms to connect with others. We support parents as they get involved in their communities and with their local leaders.

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PODCAST

MONDAYS @ 12 NOON on FACEBOOK LIVE

(reposted to YouTube & Rumble)

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VIDEOS

YOUTUBE | RUMBLE | INFO | Q&A | WORKSHOPS

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INFORMATION

We maintain a live forum, blog, livestream podcast, videos, and more to help parents connect with information that is accurate so that they may have answers when issues arise. Whether it’s answers to questions about scholarships, opportunities for home education families in a post-secondary world, or information about laws changing, and what they need to know to keep up-to-date, we provide accurate, well-researched answers for our community to guide them into confidence in their parent-directed freedoms to educate their children.

ADVOCACY

Institutions, organizations and individuals are often infringing and encroaching upon parents’ educational rights, especially when parents are new to home education. So, whether it’s a new employee to a district restricting choices, an organization not wanting to extend opportunities protected by law, or just ignorance as the main cause, we come alongside parents with a step beyond information - we advocate for them. We’ve been here for 40+ years - we know quite a bit. We've stood by parents and we'll continue to do so.

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CALLS

WE GET CALLS FROM ALL OVER THE STATE

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ROBOTICS

SO MANY INDUSTRIES ARE TURNING TO MECHATRONICS AS A STANDARD SKILL THAT'S NEEDED TODAY. 

OPPORTUNITY

We’ve been in the home education space for over four decades, and we have networked well. We get informed about opportunities, new programs, or even opportunities that are just under-utilized. We are building a platform to identify unique opportunities that embody our vision, “The world is our classroom.” We go beyond the 4 walls of a college or university and help parents leverage our network to connect their children with opportunities for success in life beyond school - HEF CONNECT.

HELP US FUND

THE FIGHT FOR FREEDOM

We create community, share accurate information, advocate for parents and connect opportunities to promote parent-directed educational freedom. With your help, we can do great things.

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