- We believe families raising children is a God-given right/calling
- We believe parents should be empowered to raise the next generation of leaders
- We believe the best place for children is in a home with a loving family/parents
- We believe that homeschooling is the best model for educating children
- We believe in Keeping Texas Families Free
The Woodlands Resort
The purpose of the THSC Gala is to spread the vision of THSC and to raise funds to continue the work of Keeping Texas Families Free.
Friends and supporters of THSC come together for an elegant dinner and program and recognize the achievements of Texas homeschool defenders and top achievers. The Gala is held annually in Houston.
Come to the 2019 Gala and “Remember” how far we’ve come since we celebrated the Leeper case decision that gave Texans homeschool freedom 25 years ago!
- 5:30 p.m. Registration Opens
- 6 p.m. VIP Reception
- 6:30 p.m. Doors Open for Gala
- 7 p.m. Silent Auction, Dinner and Gala Program
2019 Gala Speakers
A “Hidden Figure” in Texas homeschool history, Dr. Helen Jackson was the first African American female invited into the NASA Astronaut program. Heroically sacrificing her dreams for the sake of her children, she became a star witness in the Leeper Case and helped legalize homeschooling.
Helen’s early career was as a NASA mathematician/engineer intern where she worked alongside her now-deceased husband, inventor John W. Jackson.
J. Shelby Sharpe
When prosecution and jail time plagued Texas parents for simply homeschooling, Attorney Shelby Sharpe led the up-hill legal battle against every school district in the state. After nine years and two appeals, he won.
Shelby was born and educated in Fort Worth, then attended the University of Texas at Austin for undergraduate and graduate degrees. He’s been married to his wife since 1962 and they have three children, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Saturday evening October 12th
Woodlands Resort and Conference Center
Room Rate $169 for October 11 and 12, 2019
Reservations – Call the resort at 800.433.2624
Use Event Booking ID #88209 while talking with the Reservations Department.
Valet Parking is available at The Woodlands Resort for $15.00 per car per day and $25.00 per car for overnight valet.