Tara Bentley & Nancy Manos | Ep. 023
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About this Episode
God has blessed the homeschool community in a unique way over the past 40 years. In this conversation with Tara Bentley, IAHE Executive Director, and Nancy Manos, former Executive Director of AFHE, we discuss ways to get involved in a community of homeschoolers to support one another. You’ll learn what statewide homeschool organizations are, what they do, and how they support families. These non-profit organizations are vital in protecting the freedom to homeschool, and you can get involved!
Meet My Guest
Tara Bentley is a veteran homeschool mom of two daughters. During 13 years of homeschooling, she and her husband Mark served in leadership for 12. They currently serve together on the Board of Directors for Indiana Association of Home Educators (IAHE), where Tara also serves as the Executive Director. Together, they also serve on the board for the National Alliance of Christian Home Education Leadership. Always juggling work, family, and multiple responsibilities, Tara loves encouraging moms who often feel like they just aren’t enough and she is passionate about preserving homeschool freedom.
Mentioned in this Episode
- Indiana Association of Home Educators (IAHE)
- Arizona Families for Home Education (AFHE)
- South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools (SCAIHS)
- South Carolina Home Educators Association (SCHEA)
- IAHE Parenting and Homeschool Conference, March 24-25, 2023, Indianapolis, IN
- Homeschool Freedom – Find Your State Homeschool Organization and Events
- Academic Achievement Study
- National Homeschool Day of Prayer – First Friday of November
- Homeschool Freedom Facebook Page
- Family Field Trip Guide – Free Digital Download
At BJU Press Homeschool, we’re committed to providing children an education from a biblical worldview that is academically sound and challenges them to advance, think critically, and live like Christ. This type of education is not often possible in public schools because of the number of children taught in a classroom, a difference in worldview, and peer and societal pressure to conform. Homeschooling allows parents to instruct and disciple their children without daily fighting messages from an opposing worldview taught in the classroom. And with tuition costs and fees for private schooling or tutoring, homeschooling may be the only option for parents who are concerned for their children’s physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
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