Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania (CHAP)
Founded in 1986, CHAP is an acronym for Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania, a nonprofit corporation founded to encourage and support families interested in home education. CHAP assists parents in understanding and fulfilling the law’s requirements and provides leadership and direction on issues facing Christian homeschoolers on a national and statewide basis.
The mission of CHAP is to equip, connect, encourage, and protect those interested in homeschooling. CHAP’s underlying purpose is to embolden families to raise the next generation to follow Christ in all of life. CHAP’s five year vision is to branch out to connect and strengthen the homeschool community in Pennsylvania and neighboring state.
CHAP hosts an annual convention with attendance of over 4,000, publishes a quarterly newsletter, monthly e-News, manages a web and social media presence, and works with legislators in Harrisburg. CHAP is looking to expand its reach and influence across the state by offering more events and activities, building stronger connections with support groups, growing its membership and volunteer base, enhancing its web and media presence, and fundraising.