Rich and Barb Heki are the founders and directors of Grandparents of Homeschoolers™. As veteran homeschool leaders with four adult children and three grandchildren, they speak nationally and internationally to encourage, inspire and equip grandparents to lovingly support, actively engage in and fully delight in the home-education adventure of their grandchildren – whether they live locally or long-distance.
Having homeschooled their four children from birth to adulthood, the Hekis have served as homeschooling leaders, working with other national leaders, for nearly two decades. During these years, they have written articles, orchestrated events, spoken at conferences, served support groups, worked on homeschooling legislation, and counseled and encouraged homeschooling families one-on-one.
As advocates of multi-generational family discipleship (because education IS discipleship), they are excited to be ministering to grandparents of homeschoolers, connecting the generations through home education.
Rich and Barb are graduates of Drake University and have volunteered in various Christian ministry leadership capacities for 40 years. They are passionate defenders of parental rights and homeschooling freedoms, encouraging families to seek God’s direction in every aspect of their homeschool journey. They view education as a lifestyle, believing that if we teach children HOW to learn, how to LOVE learning, and how to follow GOD’s direction in their lives, they will experience what true success really is.
Website: www.GrandparentsOfHomeschoolers.org (Click on “JOIN NOW,” fill in the info, and you will be on our list to receive all kinds of information, ideas and new resources that we will be launching, plus blog articles and video testimonies from grandparents, parents and grandchildren.) Joining is FREE.
Facebook — Grandparents of Homeschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/Grandparents-of-Homeschoolers-497569650268102/ (Our main Facebook page! Posts provide a virtual potpourri of content of interest to grandparents [and parents], from teaching and craft ideas, to news articles impacting grandchildren, to fascinating studies of God’s creatures and creation, to protecting grandchildren in the digital world, and much more.)
Facebook — Grandparents of Homeschoolers Discussion Group and Idea-Sharing Forum: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1693446917620894/(This group is for everyone to share ideas, questions, struggles, successes — anything! The goal is to provide help, encouragement and inspiration!)
Facebook — Grandparents Raising and Homeschooling Grandchildren
https://www.facebook.com/groups/152855738736701/ (A discussion group for grandparents who have sole custody of their grandchildren and are homeschooling them.)