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In short: The Indiana Home Educators' Network Web Project is Benjamin Bennett's translation of the ideas and vision of Jane Casey, with a lot of patience and hard work from Deb Harbeson.

The IHEN Web Project is a group of like minded people, coming together to create a top notch web resource for Hoosier Homeschoolers — IHEN.org.

It all started with the vision of Jane Casey, for an open resource for Hoosier Homeschoolers. In the late 1990's, an e-mail networking and discussion list was started, called IndianaHomeschoolers.

When Jane had to move to Illinois, she enlisted the help of Deb Harbeson and Ben Bennett (homeschoolers she met online, in various forums) to co-moderate the list.

Over the years, the list has grown in subscribership and reputation. Discussions of an organization of sorts began. Over a few more years, these discussions evolved into what you see today — an Internet networking project, based entirely on the Web, and produced by average, homeschooling parents — many of whom have never met in person! We took the original vision and goals that were the foundation of Jane Casey's IndianaHomeschoolers list, and expanded it into the IHEN Web Project.

Ben Bennett, a Full-Time Dad, homeschooler, and photographer/writer/designer (B.C. — Before Children) began developing what is now the IHEN Web Project, in 2000. Since then, he has pooled the talents of other homeschooling parents who also share Jane's original vision of creating an Internet based resource that simply — Helps Hoosiers Homeschool.

All of the IHEN Advisors are volunteers, chipping in time, money, advice and talents wherever and whenever they can. As the IHEN Project grows, it will be entirely due to the hard work and contributions of everyone sharing in this personal web project.

Thank you for Helping Hoosiers Homeschool!

If you want to help other homeschoolers in the state get connected with information, support and resources, please consider becoming an IHEN Web Project Advisor.


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