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A Member Remembers

Thanks for all that you have done for homeschoolers over the years. Joining HSLDA each year gave me a feeling of security and support that helped me continue homeschooling for what is now my 15th year.

—Anna L., Cynthiana, KY


Looking back over the last 25 years, we are humbled by the ways God has used Home School Legal Defense Association and our member families to further homeschool freedom in this country and even around the world.

HSLDA was founded in 1983, with the goal of establishing the legal right of parents to teach their children at home. At the time, co-founders and attorneys Mike Farris and Mike Smith were homeschooling their own children and offering legal aid to homeschooling families facing stringent state laws and regulations. Some of these families were being threatened with truancy charges, arrest, and even loss of custody of their children.

Now, 25 years later, homeschooling is legal in some form in all 50 states, homeschool laws are constantly being improved, and HSLDA member families number over 80,000. By banding together, homeschoolers have made their voice heard in state and federal government.

As we celebrate 25 years of homeschoolers working together, we ask our members and friends of homeschooling to join with us in celebrating what God has done!

We invite you to participate in a year packed full of celebration: From special online contests to regional receptions that your family can attend to an open house at HSLDA’s office in northern Virginia, there’s something fun for everyone! Watch your mailbox and check back at this web page for more details coming soon.