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Our leadership team brings over 96 years of homeschool experience to our membership.
Who are we?
F.A.M.I.L.I.E.S. of the Greater Albany Area
F.A.M.I.L.I.E.S. stands for Fathers And Mothers
Imparting Lasting Interrelated Educational Support.
Long name but here is the breakdown.....
Fathers - serve as the head of the home with a key
role in casting family vision. FAMILIES seeks to
provide an opportunity to build relationships with
other homeschooling dads and affirm their God-given
role in the family.
And - since typical homeschooling involves more
than one member of the family, FAMILIES desires
to foster multi-generational learning by providing
an authentic sense of community by which each
person in the family is strengthened and encouraged.
Mothers - typically carry the primary role of teaching
and day to day training within the homeschool
environment. FAMILIES promotes fellowship,
conferences, and resources to build up and
support homeschooling moms.
Imparting - means to give or communicate
knowledge. FAMILIES activities are focused on
providing a learning-rich environment where people
are encouraged to use their gifts and talents to mature
their Christian walk as well as raising up others in their
growth. Because we feel that excellence is an
essential component in the process of planning,
FAMILIES believes that leadership is to be raised up first
before committing to a particular event or activity.
Lasting - focus on the values of building lasting
relationships and educating our children to the glory of God
so that they will be equipped to carry out their God-given destiny.
Interrelated - for a similar purpose. We believe that when families come together with a common goal and purpose,
serving one another with diverse gifts and talents will lead to the benefit of all and the glory of God. FAMILIES also sees the influence and benefit of serving the homeschool community at large.....even throughout the nations.
Educational - with the goal for all things to be summed up in Christ. Believing that character and education go hand in hand, the same standard of excellence is emphasized in geography as it is with manners.
Support - each other by developing authentic relationships that go beyond the events "into the trenches" with prayer, accountability and service to one another.
What do we do?
Tied into "Who we are?" is "What do we do?"
FAMILIES hosts several different events throughout the year which seek to foster relationships between homeschooling families. By building relationships between families, we provide support for each member of the family.
We seek to strengthen the role of the father in each family by striving to schedule events when dads can be included and involved. We want to help dads to realize their role in the educational lives of their children.
We also seek to support moms by providing needed learning opportunities for them along with chances for them to "recharge their batteries" in encouraging seminars. Seminars and workshops on educational, homemaking, and spiritual topics are planned for both moms and dads.
We also seek to build networks with all of the homeschool groups in our area. By working together and sharing information, our groups can offer so much more to our individual members without "burning out" our leadership.
But, most of all, our goal is to glorify God in all that we do. We believe that as we pray for each family and encourage one another, the Body of Christ is strengthened. By serving others, we model a Christian walk to our children that they can emulate as they mature in their faith.
FAMILIES is committed to serving all homeschoolers in the South Georgia Area in a Christ-like manner.