FHE purposes to help new and continuing home educators by: A. helping and encouraging parents to fulfill their God-given rights and responsibilities to educate their own children; B. providing direction to information on the legal aspects of home education (e.g., contact information for the North Carolina General Statutes, North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education, North Carolinians for Home Education, Home School Legal Defense Association); C. providing information on curricula and other resource materials; D. providing timely information about FHE events; E. offering peer support, encouragement, and networking opportunities to families choosing home education for their children; F. promoting growth and education for the whole person—mind, body, and spirit; and G. promoting home education as an excellent educational alternative.