Homeschool Tribe

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The choice to homeschool your kids is a monumental one, and having a community of like-minded individuals to collaborate with can make all the difference. The Homeschooling Tribe features News Posts where experts share rich information, educating tribe members about the philosophies, products, techniques and trends of homeschooling education. Tribalry is also designed to help tribe members build relationships with each other through topic driven discussion forums and sharing stories. Each of these systems is designed to accelerate levels of trust, connection and engagement between parents who are passionate about teaching their kids about the world. To add a little fun, we've also "gamified" the platform by giving you coins for each interaction that you can use as currency to bid on prizes in tribe auctions. Creating real relationships require some face-to-face interaction, so we've combined the power of the Tribalry online platform with live events. The Tribe Calendar, a comprehensive listing all all the state's homeschooling-related events, will keep you in the know. If you would like to request an invitation to join the Homeschooling Tribe please click on the Join Tribe button. Decide to Tribe.

Meet the Tribe Owners

Christopher and Melanie Ballard

Tribe Owner

Christopher and Melanie Ballard have seven children ranging from 17 to 4 years old.  They have homeschooled their children since the beginning of their education, giving them 14+ years of experience. In 2005, Melanie founded the Moms’ Retreat, and in 2014 Chris founded the Dads’ Retreat,  which are LDS-based, non-profit, annual, overnight events whose missions are to create an environment for Mothers and Fathers to receive personal revelation on their God-given missions. Chris and Melanie are also founders of The Gathering Home Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to support, strengthen, instruct, and inspire homeschooling families.

Chris and Melanie also serve as a lead couple for Marriage Enrichment, founded by Dr. Victor Cline in 1978.  Marriage Enrichment is dedicated to helping spouses and families realize their full potential by providing seminars and follow up support to help spouses recommit to each other, improve communication, and heal old wounds.  

Melanie is a personal mentor for homeschooling mothers. She also lectures in church and educational settings, including speaking at the World Congress of Families IX.  She was voted by her peers 2015 Influential Homeschool Leader. She received a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Brigham Young University and master’s degree in liberal arts with an emphasis in education, from George Wythe University.

Christopher is an attorney for the Utah Attorney General’s office in the Criminal Appeals division.  Christopher graduated from BYU in political science and then BYU Law School.  

Together Chris and Melanie have a mission to protect and strengthen families--especially homeschooling families and this powerful mission gives them great joy!

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