About GR LEAH

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6

WHAT IS GREATER ROCHESTER LEAH?

A Christian home-schooling support group whose intent is to encourage, inform, and provide fellowship for both home-schooling parents and their children.  As a support group, our purpose is to help you in your God-given responsibility of training your children through home education.  We offer a variety of programs and activities; we encourage you to choose the ones that will most benefit your family.  Programs offered may include activities such as Used Curriculum Sale, Mom’s Time, Yearbook Club, Support Meetings, the Rochester Rapids Basketball and Soccer competitive boys and girls sports teams, Graduation Ceremony, Winter Fun Day and Field Trips.

We also offer group lessons designed to enrich your child’s education. We generally have fall and spring group lessons. Our teachers act as independent contractors and set their own fees to cover the cost of materials and their services.  We also have a small expense fee for all who participate in group lessons to cover the cost of the church/facility.  Other advantages of belonging to our local support group include discount on HSLDA membership, support and advice for you as home schooling parents, and a monthly bulletin.

Greater Rochester LEAH is a chapter of  New York State LEAH Loving Education at Home, Inc. is a Christian organization, the members of which are like-minded Christian home-education support groups made up of families dedicated to observing Biblical commands, such as: Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Proverbs 22:6 and Ephesians 6:4. The purpose of our organization is to support and encourage families in NYS that home school their children. We have found that this support and encouragement is best provided through a network of the local support groups, organized into geographic regions, through out New York State.

We have a yearly membership fee of $60 for a primary member family. This fee includes $30 that goes to NYS LEAH and $30 that goes to our local chapter. If you are a primary member in a different chapter and have already paid $30 to the state, you may become a secondary member of GR LEAH for $30.  To become a member, you must submit a member form with payment and volunteer in some area of service within our group.  We have a Volunteer points system whereby each member family must earn a specified number of points per year by serving in some way.  New families must earn 10 volunteer points per year and renewing families must earn 50 volunteer points per year.  Some ways to earn these points are to teach at group lessons, serve refreshments at a program or help organize a field trip.  Many of these will be listed in our monthly newsletter throughout the year.  Most of the service areas do not involve a great number of hours because we are all extremely busy in our own home schools, local churches, etc.  You are welcome to earn points by helping in an area that you are involved in. For example, if your daughter is on the soccer team, you can volunteer to help with a need while you are at practice or a game. If you want to do a mailing or make phone calls in your home, you are welcome to work around your schedule. We just ask that you help in an area that you are involved in. All of our programs are run by volunteer families.

Please understand, it is our desire that all families can participate without reservation. In order to avoid causing an offense to others, we ask that you follow guidelines related to dress and behavior at all Greater Rochester LEAH functions. Thank you.