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About CHEK

CHEK is dedicated to promoting the Christian worldview in child training and education. CHEK Directors and Officers are volunteers and receive no salary for the many hours they dedicate to the service of the CHEK membership. The CHEK leadership is professionally trained in negotiating, conflict management, legal issues and political action through the National Christian Home Education Leadership Conferences and symposiums hosted throughout the year by the Home School Legal Defense Association and others. CHEK's annual state wide conference, leadership symposiums, home school graduations, legislative monitoring on both the state and national level, the Congressional Action Program, and the dissemination of valuable information makes CHEK membership one of the most valuable commodities to Kentucky home educating families and supporters.

Our Purpose 
1. To provide Kentucky Christian home educators and Christian home education support groups with a central source of information, Christian fellowship and cooperation.
2. To promote the Biblical mandate as expressed in Deut. 6: 4 -10, Prov. 22:6, Eph. 6:4 and other scripture that parents are to train their children in the nurture and admonition of our Lord.
3. To preserve parental freedom of choice in education and right of conscience as recognized and  guaranteed by the Ky. Constitution, Section 5 of the Bill of Rights.
4. To provide home educators and the general public with information about the Biblical, academic, and legal aspects of home education and training.
5. To provide a common ground for families educating their children at home as a matter of Christian conviction, and the ability to communicate effectively with officials from the Dept. of Education and others.


Leadership Conference is made available to all CHEK affiliated groups in Kentucky to help the individual support group leaders fulfill their mission to prepare homeschooling families and propagate homeschooling in their area.

 

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