Welcome to the Georgia Black Home Educators Network (GBHEN)


DeKalb Christian Home Educators is a Christ-centered, parent-led homeschool cooperative offering classes, extracurricular clubs, family centric fieldtrips, academic showcases, and social event.

We offer a Christian Classical Education approach with a-la-carte activities for Pre-K to high school.  We feature Bible Quiz teams and offer a dual enrollment cohort with Colorado Christian University.

EPIC Homeschool Network is a non-profit  multicultural homeschool community with a goal to help families homeschool with confidence and clarity. They offer scholarships, weekly Homeschool Hangouts, monthly field trips, parent webinars, and classes

Our mission is to “create critical thinkers, not mere reflectors of other men’s thoughts” (E.G. White).

Northeast Independent Preparatory Academy (NIPA) is a “center for home education” (grades 9–12) accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC). NIPA consists of an association of parents who work together to provide professional scholastic recognition for our home-schooled students, resulting in diplomas for its graduates that are recognized by the State of Georgia.  

Vision: That underserved parents will share the power and freedom of home education.

Mission: To provide opportunities, ensure access, and secure resources that empower underserved families as home educators.


  • Establish a network of academic, administrative, and financial resources supporting homeschool support groups.

  • Ensure access, provide opportunities, and secure resources for parent-led home education.

  • Provide a unified protective voice for parental rights and educational autonomy.

  • Partner with families, learning communities, churches, academia, and educational advocacy organizations to grow the homeschooling movement in Georgia.

  • Create an  ecosystem of social entrepreneurs and edu-preneurs that provide sustainable academic and emotional support to families.

Equip. Encourage. Energize.

This 2-day hybrid conference aims to equip, energize, and encourage Black homeschooling families and highlight diverse pathways to educational freedom. 

Why Now? : The pandemic forced 9 million students home for remote education. According to the Census in 2019, 3.3 percent of Black families were home-schooling by the fall of 2020, the population increased to 16.1 percent. Now, a growing 16% of homeschooling families are Black. Thus, our homeschool community is "flourishing."

This population growth is a response to institutionalized racism, culturally insensitive curriculum, disproportionate use of punitive practices, and implicit bias that marginalizes intellect. This community of parents desire to nurture their students' minds with a worldview that uses literature, STEM, history, and experiences to provide a positive and accurate image.

Conference Keynote Speakers

University of Georgia professor Cheryl Fields-Smith has been studying the motivations, habits, and characteristics of black families who elect to educate their children at home since 2006.

She is a founding board member of the International Center for Home Education Research, a nonprofit clearinghouse for academic scholarship on homeschooling. Fields-Smith recently received the American Educational Studies Association’s (AESA) Critic’s Choice Book Award for “Exploring Single Black Mothers’ Resistance Through Homeschooling.”

With over 20 years of homeschooling experience,  Latonya is a wife, homeschooling mom, well-being coach, writer, and speaker. She is  straight-to-the-point and practical speaker and leader who offers large doses of encouragement. In addition, she is realistic when finding and maintaining a joy-centered life.

She's been featured in Focus on the Family, The Old Schoolhouse, and Kiplinger. In addition, she's appeared on Slate's Mom and Dad are Fighting, The Homeschool Highschool Podcast, NPR Here and Now, and her podcasts at joyintheordinary.com.

Conference Features





  • Can You Handle It?: Of course, you can! We know life is coming at you fast. Join this workshop for tips and tools to help you focus, prioritize, and manage your life. Presenter: Dr. Monique Gadson 

  • R.O.O.T.E.D: Whose and Who You Are: What’s your story? What does it say about your life and future? Are you the hero or the villain in it? Who’s the author? Join this interactive and informative workshop on discovering personal identity and building your narrative. Presenter: Chanel Moore

  • Beauty & Brokenness: Ever feel anxious, stressed, or overwhelmed? Do you sometimes feel you have to be perfect? Ever struggle to navigate or share those feelings with others? This mental health & faith workshop is for you! Learn how to navigate and advocate for your mental, spiritual, and physical well-being. Presenter: Dr. Onnie Poe

  • Free Indeed: Freedom can be dangerous. Any liberty presents the possibility of peril. How can we learn to use our freedom in ways that improve our lives and the lives of others? Join this workshop to get real about liberty and accountability. Presenter: Sterling Johnson

Thanks to Our Sponsors

   Gold Sponsor        


Silver Sponsor 


Bronze Sponsor 

$5,000 - $3000


VELA Education Fund

Yes. Every Kid. Foundation &

National School Choice Week


The largest homeschool advocacy organization with over 100,000 members.

Awards grants to  nontraditional education models.

Public awareness campaign for school choice.

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We engage local stakeholders to advocate for student success.

Classical, Christian curricula and programming

The ultimate women's self-care and strategy weekend

Tiny school community - Hapeville, GA (ages 9-13)

Holistic Self-Defense 

Quality individualized instruction for piano.

Providing technology access to under-resourced youth

Student-centered  online learning environment  rooted in community and collaboration.

Culturally responsive educational consulting

A daughter by birth. HIS by Grace.

Online Homeschool Math Curriculum

Math classes & Manipulatives

ABA Therapy & Early Childhood Resources

Education~Advocacy~Support for individuals and families affected by mental health and disabilities.

Virtual classrooms for Preschool through Second Grade.

Historically black liberal arts college for women located in Atlanta, Georgia.

Accredited online degree programs in business, information technology, healthcare and education with flat-rate tuition.

Georgia’s dual enrollment program on our main campus in West Point, as well as at site locations in Peachtree City, Savannah and online.

Homeschool support & classes in Austell, GA

Homeschool support & classes in Stone Mountain, GA

Academic Counseling & Transcript Accreditation