What is your Homeschooling "Why"?

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One of the most important aspects of homeschooling is knowing your WHY!

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December MICHN Moment- A word from our President
Dear friends, In 2022, we continued to see more and more Michigan parents choosing to homeschool. It has been such an encouragement! Our hope and prayer is that families will experience the blessing of private home education and family discipleship. We see evidence of that happening and praise God for it!  As the numbers increase, so does the need for support. As an all-volunteer, nonprofit ministry our mission remains to serve the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping families to biblically disciple the next generation through home education, and by protecting and advancing private homeschool freedoms in Michigan for all. We believe that parents have the right and the responsibility to teach and train their children as they see fit. MICHN works year-round to protect the freedoms of all homeschoolers in Michigan. We believe that parents are the most qualified to educate their children well. MICHN provides events, services, and resources to support families on their homeschool journey and help them succeed. We believe that independent homeschooling is the best educational model for families academically, socially, and spiritually. MICHN encourages family discipleship, helping parents raise up children for the Lord. We believe that your children do not belong to the state. The Lord has entrusted them to you and will equip you for the task. Through the Lord’ s provision and the generosity of families like yours, MICHN helps parents thrive on their homeschool journey. Friends, as important as home education and family discipleship are, we cannot take our homeschool freedoms for granted! In many ways, homeschooling is now more vulnerable than ever. The surge of homeschool popularity, while exciting, invites scrutiny and potential regulations. Introduction of bills and initiatives could threaten homeschool freedoms, whether directly or indirectly. Homeschool misinformation online leaves parents ill-informed and open to unintended consequences. Unauthorized and sometimes illegal requirements—to the point of harassment—are sometimes imposed on homeschool parents by education officials. A false sense of security in the homeschool community can lead to complacency and a lack of understanding about the current and potential threats to homeschool freedom. Because of the generous support of families like yours, MICHN tackles many of these issues year-round by providing accurate information and proactively guarding against any attempts to curtail our homeschool freedom. It is imperative that we continue that work into the new year! A full legislative session will be held in Michigan during 2023 and there is great need for vigilance in monitoring proposed legislation, meeting with legislators, and possibly providing testimony during hearings to protect and advance Michigan's precious homeschool freedoms.  Your donations are needed to help provide the necessary resources for these important efforts. In addition to financial support, you may be asked to contact your state legislators regarding proposed legislation. When MICHN gives the “call to action,” YOUR VOICE MATTERS! Strength in numbers makes a difference! As you consider year-end giving opportunities, will you prayerfully consider partnering with us to safeguard our freedoms by making a generous contribution of $50, $100, $250, $500—or any amount you are able? Homeschooling has come a long way in Michigan. Together, by God’s grace, we can ensure that our cherished freedoms will last for future generations. “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19 ESV). We, at MICHN, pray you have a blessed celebration of Christ's birth and a safe, enjoyable New Year. Mike Winter MICHN President for the entire MICHN Board