2015 CHEF of LA Convention & Book Fair

Online registration is now closed.  Please come to Bethany Church and register on site Friday morning.

We will have a nursery at convention for ages 6 months to 3 years.

Here is the schedule for the convention.
A new vendors was added (4/12). Here is the final vendor listing.
Read about our featured speakers, including Hal & Melanie Young, Heather Haupt, & Cindy Nicolai.
The workshop descriptions just got updated again with a couple new videos (4/8). 
Read all about the exciting iObject program that Generation Joshua is bringing to our convention. 
Our Children's Program is headed by Aaron Baker and his very capable crew. Find out more about this year's children's program called 'Four Things That Made America Great.'

Here is a list of food that will be available for purchase at the Concession area during convention.

 We are having a Used Book Sale on the Thursday before convention (April 16). Contact Carmen Williams for more information.
Here are some hotels located near Bethany Church, site of the convention.
Here is a personal invitation to join us at Convention from CHEF President Roger Smith:

Homeschool Legislative Day is coming May 5th! Read more about it here.


CHEF of Louisiana

Christian Home Educators Fellowship of Louisiana (CHEF of LA) is a non-profit organization that is comprised of Christian homeschool support groups across Louisiana.  We represent over 1200 families who are educating their children at home, and are members of support groups affiliated with our organization.

CHEF of LA serves the local support groups by providing training events, homeschool information materials, media support, and legislative representation, in keeping with our mission to “protect and promote homeschooling” in Louisiana.

Our volunteer staff is available to assist our member groups with issues they face, whether it be a matter of group organization or matters with the state or community.  For example, we recently navigated an issue with the Department of Motor Vehicles regarding homeschool students applying for a driver’s license.  Also, we recently testified in court for a family in a custody hearing over a family’s decision to homeschool.

Much of our work is behind the scenes, making the world of the current day homeschool family safe.  We work to see that your membership fees are well invested in your future.

Because we are a volunteer organization, we welcome your participation in the work, and would love to put your skills and talents to work in accomplishing our mission.  So please let us know how you can help.  We are always looking for people with skills of organization, computers, graphic art, writing, editing, and relationship networking.


Leadership Meeting

CHEF of Louisiana recently had its January Leadership Meeting.  This is an opportunity for the CHEF board to meet with leaders from member groups around the state to inform them of homeschooling items that are relevant to them.  This meeting is also an opportunity to vote on changes in CHEF of LA by-laws. Here is a picture of the local leaders from around the state who attended.