CHEC takes a bold stand at the Colorado State Capitol to protect your homeschool freedom, parental rights, and religious liberty through the Colorado Homeschool Freedom team. Will you stand with us?
We’re grateful for God’s faithfulness to provide dedicated leaders and volunteers who have protected our freedom since the passing of Colorado’s home education law in 1988. And today, with pressures mounting here and around the nation, we are determined to make sure that work continues.
CHEC Director of Government Relations Carolyn Martin leads the effort through the Colorado Homeschool Freedom Team, monitoring legislation at the Capitol in both the House and Senate on your behalf. But we need you to join us!
Join the Team & Take Action
Complete this form to get started making a difference for your homeschool freedom in Colorado.
Colorado Homeschool Freedom Team
More Colorado Homeschool Freedom Resources
1. Contact your representatives
- Find Your State Legislators (using your street address)
- List of all legislators
- Find Your US and State Legislators (via HSLDA)
- Tips for Meeting with Your Legislators
- Read Carolyn Martin’s helpful sheet on Engaging with the Legislative Process
2. Join the Home School Legal Defense Association (homeschool rights)
CHEC highly recommends joining the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). In addition to fighting for homeschool liberty throughout the United States, HSLDA provides a plethora of information for homeschoolers.
3. Join Heritage Defense (parental rights)
CHEC also recommends joining Heritage Defense, a non-profit legal advocacy organization dedicated to advancing the Kingdom of Christ by protecting and empowering the biblical family. Their mission is to defend the parental rights of Christian home educating families against illegitimate attacks by social services.
4. Homeschool Research Resources
- National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI)
- Homeschooling Backgrounder
- Concerning education in general: Truth in American Education
Hosted at the gorgeous Glen Eyrie Retreat Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. All buildings are located within walking distance at this getaway nestled at the base of Pikes Peak.
Schedule is tentative and subject to change.)
- 2:00 – Retreat check-in
- 2:30 – Opening & worship
- 3:00 – Session #1: Avoiding Legal Surprises (Michael P. Donnelley, Esq.)
- 4:30 – Hotel check-in
- 5:00 – Round table discussion
- 6:00 – Dinner
- 7:00 – Free time for fellowship & networking
- 7:30 – Breakfast & hotel check-out (by 9:00)
- 9:00 – Group devotions & worship
- 9:30 – Session #2: Resolving Conflict Biblically (Dan Wetzel)
- 11:00 – Round table discussion
- 12:00 – Lunch
- 1:00 – Session #3: Legislative Update (Carolyn Martin)
- 1:30 – Group goal planning (among your group’s leaders)
- 2:30 – Round table discussion
- 4:00 – Final discussions
- 4:30 – Retreat ends
Hotel rooms will be within a retreat lodge located near the main castle. You can register to share a room with another attendee, share with your spouse, or have your own. Rooms are equipped with two queen beds, a full bathroom, and a desk.
Prepare for some delicious food served in style! The all-you-can-eat buffet meals include Friday’s dinner and Saturday’s breakfast and lunch, served in the King James Dining Room inside the Glen Eyrie Castle.
- Individual (with your own room) – $95
- Individual (sharing a room) – $59
- Couple (husband and wife) – $120
This cost covers all lodging and meal expenses. Space is limited and we expect it to fill up, so sign up soon!