As you get to know HSLDA, you may come across other organizations that seem to be related to us in some way. Here’s a guide to HSLDA’s relationship with these groups.
Our 501(c)(4) non-profit sister organization, HSLDA Action, exists to protect and advance the freedoms of homeschooling families through Political Action Committees (PACs), lobbying, grassroots activism, and citizen education. HSLDA Action is a distinct organization from HSLDA and operates using its own funds; no HSLDA donations or membership dues are used to fund HSLDA Action activities.
A division of HSLDA Action and founded in 2004, Generation Joshua provides teens with hands-on education in citizenship, leadership, and civics through activities such as voter registration drives and leadership camps. GenJ is entirely funded by HSLDA Action.
Launched by HSLDA in 2007, ParentalRights.org is a separate nonprofit organization that seeks to protect children by empowering parents.
Patrick Henry College
In 2000, HSLDA helped start Patrick Henry College, bringing to life HSLDA founder Mike Farris’s vision of applying selected key strengths of the modern K–12 homeschool model at the college level. PHC combines a classical Christian liberal arts education with a strong hands-on internship component, equipping graduates to lead effectively and make a positive impact wherever they go. The college is known for its national moot court championships.
We helped our neighbors to the north establish their own national homeschool legal advocacy association in 1991. Although it has a similar name and mission, HSLDA Canada is a separate organization from HSLDA in the United States.
Global Home Education Exchange (GHEX)
The Global Home Education Exchange (“GHEX”) works to advance, connect, and equip the global home education community through international conferences, supporting research, organizational development, and national and international public policy advocacy. With board members from every continent, GHEX seeks to promote favorable policy outcomes, to assist homeschooling organizations and to facilitate international communication. GHEX supports the right of every family to homeschool as a fundamental human right regardless of motivation or methodology.
The following organizations have partnered with HSLDA to offer special discounts to HSLDA members on their products and services, while HSLDA offers their customers a unique discount on membership with us.
- Classical Conversations—Through its practicums, this national organization equips parents to provide children with a Christian classical education in the context of local community. At the local level, Classical Conversations-trained families gather weekly for tutor-led class instruction, student presentations, and other activities.
- Christianbook—This popular bookseller has curated a large selection of homeschooling materials, available online and in a dedicated print catalog.
- BJU Press Homeschool/HomeWorks by Precepts—A team of experienced homeschool consultants comes alongside your family to help you order the best materials for each child and to provide you with advice, guidance, encouragement, and prayer throughout the school year. Their core values are academic excellence, critical thinking skills, and a strong biblical worldview.
- Alpha-Omega Publications—This publisher offers homeschool curriculum in a range of convenient formats:
- Monarch media-rich online curriculum;
- Switched-On Schoolhouse computer-based curriculum for grades 3-12;
- Lifepac—self-directed worktexts; and
- Horizons, a teacher-led curriculum using workbooks, which can also work for traditional classrooms.
- My Fathers World—This Christian homeschool curriculum combines the best of Charlotte Mason's ideas, classical education, and unit studies with a biblical worldview and global focus.