Region 8

Welcome to Region 8, which includes Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Hoke, Robeson, Sampson and Scotland counties. As your regional liaison, I am here to encourage you in your homeschool journey. Please let me know if we can help you or answer any questions,

If the support group name is listed in blue, you may follow the link to find out more information about that group.

If you are a support group leader in Region 8 and you have a support group that is not listed here, please contact me so I can add that information to our website. Also, if you notice something is missing or in error in the support groups listed below, please contact me so I can make the necessary corrections.

All American Homeschool Co-op
The All-American Homeschool Co-op is a group for military/ retired military/ government civilian
families in the Fayetteville/ Fort Bragg area. Our group meets weekly on Thursdays from September
through April, typically from 9:45 am to 12:00 pm for classes, nature hikes, field trips, and parties.
Type: Co-op
Membership: Open
Contact: allamericanhomeschoolcoop@yahoo.com.
              https://www.facebook.com/groups/1636966746562115/
Area(s) Served: Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, Spring Lake
Region(s): Region 8

Berean Baptist Church Homeschool Group
This group helps homeschooling parents connect with and support each other.  We are primarily a field
trip group. One does NOT
 have to be a church member to participate with this group of Christian
homeschoolers.
Type: Co-op
Membership: Open
Contact: https://www.bbcfnc.org/homeschool-group/
Area(s) Served: Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, Spring Lake
Region(s): Region 8

Bladen County Homeschoolers
Bladen Homeschoolers is an inclusive group that is here to support our local homeschool families
through regular meeting, field trips, social events, and general information on homeschool resources. 

Type: Co-op
Membership: Closed
Contact:  bladenhomeschoolers@gmail.com
                https://www.facebook.com/groups/bladenhomeschoolers/
Area(s) Served: Bladen and Scotland Counties
Region(s): Region 8

CHECC (Christian Home Educators of Columbus County)
Christian Home Educators of Columbus County (CHECC) is a Christian based homeschooling group that
welcomes people of all faiths. We have co-ops, parties, field trips, science fair, cultural dinner and more.
Type: Co-op
Membership: Open
Contact: Christine Caroll at (828) 446-2110
               checc28472@gmail
Area(s) Served: Columbus County
Region(s): Region 8

CHES (Christian Home Educators of the Sandhills)
CHES is operated on the basis of Biblical principles and living faith, created to support homeschoolers in
the Sandhills area.
Type: Co-op
Membership: Open
Contact:
Area(s) Served: Southern Pines, Cameron, Carthage, Aberdeen, Pinehurst, Lemon Springs, West End
Jackson Springs
Region(s): Region 6
                  Region 8

Classical Conversations–Fayetteville
Classical Conversations partners with homeschooling parents who want a classical Christian education
for their children.  Our weekly programs for students in K4-12th grade are academically demanding and
are for families interested in pursuing a challenging classical curriculum.

The Foundations program is for elementary-aged children and their parents.  One day a week for 24
weeks, families meet at a Foundations community where the students are placed in groups of 8 by
age/grade and taught to learn classically by a trained tutor. Students participate in art projects,
science experiments, oral presentations, and follow a rigorous memorization program.

The Challenge program is for middle and high school students.  For 30 weeks, they study six challenging
subjects at home. Within our Challenge communities they practice dialectic and rhetorical skills in a
weekly 6-hour program along with tutoring in math, foreign language, complete science labs, exposition
and composition, and more.
Type: Paid classes
Membership: Open
Contact: Debbi Kelly, debbikelly@hotmail.com
              Kori Baucom, korikristine@gmail.com
              Elizabeth Nelson, elizanelson08@yahoo.com
Area(s) Served: Fayetteville, Fort Bragg
Region(s): Region 8

FAITH (Families Advancing in Teaching Homes)
Christian support group, open to all. Faith homeschool co-op ministers to nearly 200 students each week.
Faith offers classes on Mondays on the Liberty church campus and offers other activities throughout
the week. 
We serve students from preschool to high school. At Faith, our goal is to provide a loving
environment where families can be encouraged both spiritually and educationally. Homeschoolers are
provided opportunities to enrich their educational experience with classes, field trips, community service
projects, and a competitive sports program. For more information about F.A.I.T.H.,
 CLICK HERE!

If you are interested in joining, please fill out a Membership Application (CLICK HERE) or to renew
your membership (
CLICK HERE)  and send it to Liberty Baptist Church, 1625 Ray Road,
Spring Lake, NC 28390. Please visit Faith’s website for more information (CLICK HERE).

Type: Co-op
Membership: Open
Contact:  faith.hsgroup@yahoo.com
               http://www.libertybaptistchurch.com/#/family/faith-homeschool-co-op
Area(s) Served: Sanford, Ft. Bragg, Spring Lake, Fayetteville, and Lillington
Region(s): Region 6
                 Region 8

Fayetteville Area Homeschoolers
This group exists to ask questions, share ideas & local resources, and to plan field trips.
Type: FaceBook page
Membership: Open
Contact:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/729775357060018/
Area(s) Served: Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, Hope Mills, Raeford, Spring Lake
Region(s): Region 8

Fayetteville Homeschool Community Connection
A central page to share event information, plan meet-ups, promote existing co-ops/groups/businesses
for homeschool families in Fayetteville, NC.
Type: FaceBook page
Membership: Open
Contact:
Area(s) Served: Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, Hope Mills, Raeford, Spring Lake
Region(s): Region 8

FishNet
FishNet is a ministry to help homeschooling families in many different ways.
Type: Church affiliated group
Membership: Closed
Contact: Children@RockFishChurch.com
Area(s) Served: Fayetteville, Raeford
Region(s): Region 8

H.E.L.L.O. (Help Enrich and Lift the Lives of Others)
A place for local homeschoolers to stay in touch with one another. The city of Fayetteville, NC will be
considered the center and it will be considered the group home. 

Type: FaceBook page
Membership: Ask for membership; must currently be homeschooling.
Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HELLOHomeschools/
Area(s) Served: Cumberland (including Fort Bragg), Hoke, Robeson, Bladen, Harnett, Sampson
and Moore counties
Region(s): Region 6
                  Region 8

HOME (Homes Offering Meaningful Education)
HOME is an inclusive support group for homeschooling families in the greater Fayetteville area.
Each member has an important role in the success of the group and the level of activities we can
offer to our families.  Typical activities include: monthly fellowship meetings, field trips, Mom’s Night Out,
field day, and graduation. We also have a parent-facilitated Enrichment Day which meets weekly
throughout the year.  All families are welcome to join HOME. Board Members and E-Day Facilitators
are required to sign a statement of faith.
Type: Co-op
Membership: Open
Contact: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=home%3A%20homes%20offering%20meaningful%20education
Area(s) Served: Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, Spring Lake, Hope Mills, Stedman, Parkton, Wade, Linden
Raeford, Saint Pauls, Sanford
Region(s): Region 6
                 Region 8

LIFT (Learning in Faith Together)
This group meets at Arran Lake Baptist Church.
Type: Co-op
Membership: Open
Contact: Samantha Cernock sfcernock@gmail.com
Area(s) Served: Fayetteville, Raeford
Region(s): Region 8

Robeson County Christian Home Educators
A Christian homeschooling group that provides encouragement and support to homeschooling
families through various meetings, field trips, activities, and events.
Type: Co-op
Membership: Open
Contact: Jean Freeman: 910-258-2135  jgfreeman@bellsouth.net
               Lee Scott: Sprscts@aol.com
               https://www.facebook.com/groups/258584670930165/
Area(s) Served: Lumberton, Maxton, Buie, Pembroke, McDonald, Fairmont, Proctorville, Orrum
Bladenboro, Bellamy, Allton, Tar Heel, Saint Pauls, Tobermory, 
Rennert, Clarkton
                          Elizabethtown, White Oak, Rowland
Region(s): Region 8

SAFE (Sampson Association of Family Educators)
SAFE is an organization of families who are committed to maintaining educational freedoms and
encouraging excellence in home education. It is our purpose to promote and develop home education
as a viable educational alternative and to provide encouragement and support to those families.
SAFE is operated on the basis of Biblical principles and living faith, welcoming members of all races,
nationalities, and religions who will ascribe to our ideals. SAFE is not affiliated with any church or
denomination so that it might be a support group for all Sampson area homeschoolers.
Type: Co-op
Membership: Open
Contact: Angela Neal  adtneal75@yahoo.com
               https://www.facebook.com/SampsonAssocationOfFamilyEducators/
 Area(s) Served: Clinton, Turkey, Roseboro
Region(s): Region 8

VALOR
VALOR Homeschoolers is primarily a peer to peer support group, specifically created for the local
military community. This includes active, retired, guard, and DOD civilians. We offer field trips, clubs,
special events, enrichment activities, and play dates.
Type: Co-op
Membership: Open
Contact: Bethany Strickland bethany.s.strickland@gmail.com
              https://www.facebook.com/groups/1103672596355864/
Area(s) Served: Ft. Bragg and the surrounding area
Region(s): Region 6
                 Region 8

Diane Helfrich

Diane Helfrich is an empty-nesting fourteen-year veteran of homeschooling. Raised in Nebraska, Diane grew up driving wheat trucks and showing cattle, modeling, sewing, and cooking—all the while raising spiders in jars, molds in drawers and entertaining pet snakes and salamanders. She attended Nebraska Wesleyan University, graduating with a BS in biology. She began employment in December 1979 with IBM in Rochester, Minnesota (notice how that biology degree played out!) in a publications department doing manual proofreading. One thing led to another, and she found herself learning to be a programmer. She eventually became a personnel manager and a multi-location technical manager. Once a second child came along, Diane decided to trade an industrial career for one at home. Homeschooling began when her son was in second grade--and was quickly tuning out. The DDIA Center of Achievement was initiated! (Be careful in naming your school…David, Diane, Ian, and Anna, when put into an initialism, look remarkably like a government agency!) Her eclectic life and unbounded curiosity have worked well for homeschooling! They continued to homeschool both of their children through high school. During her homeschooling tenure, she taught many classes for the HOME (Homes Offering Meaningful Education) co-op day ranging from elementary choirs and science to high school biology, chemistry, and philosophy. She served on the HOME board for five years. She is now doing some freelance editing. She also decided that life without children was not fun, and she has adopted a yearly class of sixth graders for Confirmation at her church.

Diane is married to David, a civilian intelligence specialist for the Department of Defense at Ft, Bragg. Ian, a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, received his European masters in economic policy at the Barcelona School of Economics, his American masters in economics at Indiana University, and is working on his Ph.D. at Georgia Tech. Anna is at George Mason University in Virginia as an honors college student. She is majoring in conflict analysis & resolution with a focus on justice and reconciliation; she hopes to use her degree to work with human trafficking populations, particularly in war-torn countries.

Diane is the NCHE Region 8 liaison and is excited to serve homeschoolers in her area. She is passionate about getting homeschoolers started correctly and welcomes new contacts.  Contact: Region8@nche.com