What's new and helpful and coming in April?
It's the Support Group Leader Retreat 2021
hosted by Homeschool Iowa!
Leader Retreat 2021 Details
5:30-8:30pm, Friday, April 16
8:30am-3:30pm, Saturday, April 17
Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny, Iowa
Support Group Leaders and Co-Leaders in Iowa
To provide opportunity to access edifying fellowship,
and encouraging ideas for support group leaders
Enjoy a special weekend
Leader Retreat 2021 Schedule
The retreat opens on Friday, April 16, with an evening session that includes a delicious supper and a kick-off session with speaker Darren Jones.
We'll reconvene on Saturday for a full day of helpful sessions that include a panel presentation, a town hall, more sessions with speaker Darren Jones, and more! You'll enjoy a mid-day luncheon as well.
Find a complete schedule here.
Darren Jones, HSLDA
Darren Jones has worked at HSLDA since 1996, first as a legal assistant and then as an attorney in various capacities. He spends his time at the office:
- 40% talking to members in legal difficulties, persuading them that it’s not as bad as it could be, and that HSLDA has got their back.
- 40% advising homeschool group leaders about everything from crafting founding documents to designing policies to protect children at co-ops.
- 10% writing legal briefs (and wondering how in the world documents of 30 pages can possibly be called “brief”).
- 10% keeping HSLDA and its sister organizations in compliance with the charitable solicitation laws of way too many competing jurisdictions.
- 100% advocating for the fundamental right of parents to direct the education of their children.
Darren and his wife Sara homeschool as a team and have graduated the oldest of their four children. He enjoys board games, teaching Sunday School, and speaking at homeschool conferences around the country.
Leader Retreat 2021 Location
Faith Baptist Bible College
1900 NW 4th Street
Ankeny, Iowa 50023
Leaders Are Welcome!
If you are a leader or co-leader of a local Iowa homeschool support group
and would like to attend the Leader Retreat 2021,
please fill out and submit the registration form below.