Starting a Group


How to start a support group.

Home school support groups, getting starting.

When HEM started the big new technological deal was a phone tree, then came a break through with fax tree! Today’s technologies make communication much more immediate and easy. But at the core support groups are still people working together for a common goal. At the same time, the issues homeschoolers face today are still fundamentally the same and connecting and maintaining our freedoms still rest in our hands.

The articles below, from the pages of Home Education Magazine, not only address core issue, both interpersonal and political, but they also will give you an historical perspective on how homeschooling got to where it is today.

What’s in a Name? – Ginny Hunt

Ginny Hunt examines the curious pickle homeschoolers have gotten into, where we must identify ourselves as what we are not, instead of as what we are, and thoughtfully suggests a solution.

Starting a Support Group – Carol Narigon

Carol shares the evolution and success of her local support group to help others who would like to start their own.

Getting the Support You Need Without a Formal Support Group – M. Roth

We enjoy spending time with each of these families. There is no newsletter, no announcements, no complicated organizing to do. We just call each other on the phone and extend an invitation.

Our Non-directed Support Organization

This essay, by Earl Gary Stevens, was originally published in the Talk About Learning column in the May-June 1995 issue of Home Education Magazine.


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One Response to Starting a Group

  1. Kassie M on June 28, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    I just started a new homeschool support group for the DFW area. Come check us out if you are local!

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