Whether your group is a very locally centered, informal meet at the park group, a formal by-lawed – convention holding group, or an online network spanning the known universe, you are still dealing with the human relationships and impacting all homeschoolers freedoms.
Here is some food for thought from the pages of Home Education Magazine.
Being Part of the Homeschooling Movement – Larry & Susan Kaseman
“If you’re a homeschooler, you’re automatically a member of the homeschooling movement. There are no requirements or membership fees, but you can’t choose not to be a member either. Like it or not, if you’re a homeschooler, you’re part of the movement, and what you do affects other homeschoolers and your own future as a homeschooler.”
Let’s Put on an Information Night! – Carol Narigon
“Putting together a homeschool information workshop can be daunting the first time you do it. Once you’ve set one up, pulled it off, and learned whatever lessons you need to learn, it becomes much easier.”
Organizing a Homeschool Convention – Sherry Stacy
I believe there is a need for more local gatherings of homeschoolers to exchange ideas, pick up tips, and encourage each other along the journey. What better way to do this than at a local convention?
Time for Family Baseball – Earl Gary Stevens
“This has become one of our most enduring gatherings because, for five months out of the year, it is our weekly community meeting place where we chat, share snacks, fly kites, meet friends, check out the bulletin board, and even play baseball.
Group Activities for Teenagers – Cafi Cohen
Do-It-Yourself Group Activities for Teenagers
Homeschool Information Nights – Sue Patterson
Seeing each other all at once, encouraging new families beginning their homeschooling journey, sharing our ideas with each other… all made for a delightful homeschooling event.;
Organizing A Book Club – Rebeccca Rupp
Organizing Book Clubs for Parents and Kids.
A Successful Field Trip – Beth Ann Erickson
As I stood behind the group of children it became painfully evident that the majority of the people attending this event were as ill-prepared as my son and I.
Native American Home School Association – Gina Rozon
An interview with the founder of the Native American Home School Association.
The Support Group of My Dreams – Susan Grougan
Nice example of how this group runs
Homeschooling Gets Out of the House – Sandy Coleman
Shows the many things groups can do