Tennessee Homeschool Organizations and Support Groups
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Northeast Tennessee Home Education Association (NETHEA)
149 Woods St
Blountville, TN 37617
Contact: Melinda Chapman
NETHEA is the Northeast Tennessee regional branch of THEA (Tennessee Home Education Association). We serve homeschoolers in Washington, Greene, Sullivan, Johnson, Hawkins, Hancock, Unicoi, and Carter Counties.
When you join NETHEA, you are supporting year-round work to keep homeschooling legal in Tennessee. Your membership also goes toward numerous local activities designed to encourage and assist local families along their homeschool journey.
Lobbyists in Nashville work with legislators concerning family and homeschooling issues with an information network to keep all homeschoolers across the state aware of actions concerning our rights. We participate in events such as Rally Day, when homeschoolers from across the state go to Nashville to interact with lawmakers.
NETHEA sponsors events such as the area high school graduation ceremonies, spring and fall camping trips, an academic fair, geography bees, a huge used curriculum fair in late spring, and more.
We are currently working on creating even more services, activities, and events for homeschoolers, including area-wide testing for those interested in participating, supporting private homeschool libraries in the area and providing a discount for NETHEA members, and more.
We also support Home School Missions (www.hsmissions.org) through various mission trips.
One of the best ways you can help support homeschooling in Tennessee is to join NETHEA. About half of your membership dues go THEA, which uses that money to promote activities that will encourage homeschool-friendly laws and oppose any legislation that threaten our homeschool freedoms.
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