Support Groups O - T
News, announcements and discussion for the Columbus Metro Unschoolers'
This is a group for homeschooling parents in Central Ohio who are raising BOYS!
This group was created so we could meet each other and get together to do fun things. All types of home
educators are welcome, but the emphasis will be for unschooling, eclectic, or relaxed homeschoolers.
Also, female siblings are welcome, but again this group is primarily for homeschooling boys ages
Welcome to Northern Ohio Unschoolers! The purpose of this group is to have a
place where Unschooling families in Northern Ohio can find a local unschooling community and plan
activities, field trips, park days, learning opportunities, etc... Or if you just need another
unschooling family to talk with, this is the place.
The mission of this group is to promote and support unschooling, AKA natural
learning, interest led learning, child led learning. Join in discussion about the unschooling lifestyle,
how to succeed within Ohio regulations, and basically anything that relates to learning by living life.
Discussion group & activity center for Oklahoma homeschooling families who
consider themselves toward the unschooling end of the homeschooling spectrum. Unencumbered discussion on
philosophical and practical aspects of unschooling, unschooling thoughts, experiences, questions and
Central Oregon Unschoolers
This group is for unschooling families that live in Central Oregon, specifically in Bend and the
This is a list created for the sole purpose of connecting Eugene area
unschoolers. Connecting, networking, discussion, activities, gatherings and event planning is
The Learning Community (TLC) of
TLC is a support and activity group for families who are homeschooling in the
Corvallis, Oregon area. We are a welcoming and interactive community of families who choose to learn
outside of the standard school setting. We are an inclusive group and use many different approaches to
learning with our children. At our core we are relaxed home learners, world learners, and unschoolers.
TLC was founded in order to provide support for parents as well as activities, learning opportunities,
socialization, and fun for the children. We strive to be respectful parents, helpful friends, and
knowledgeable mentors. We have weekly park or gym days, a monthly Mom’s brunch, family potlucks,
field trips, hands-on activities, clubs, celebrations, and online as well as in person support.
The Home Education Exchange of the
Southern Tier of New York
A nonsectarian activity and support group for homeschoolers and
those exploring educational alternatives. We respect each child's interest, learning style, and rate of
progress and strive to preserve and promote the joy of learning. We appreciate the richness of diversity
that each family brings to the group. Participation and cooperation of all group members is encouraged. Also includes members from Pennsylvania.
Pa-Unschoolers is an inclusive community with Unschooling as the focus.
Are you radically unschooling in PA? Would you like to meet others who hold the unschooling philosophy
and live it while still complying with Act 169? This list is for those who already get it, this isn't
designed for newbies starting out.
We are a group of homeschooling families living in the
Wissahickon area of Philadelphia (Wissahickon, Roxborough, Manayunk, East Falls, Mt. Airy and
Germantown*) with our young children (under 8). Our families are working collectively to provide our
children not only with enriching homeschooling experiences and wonderful friendships, but also with a
sense of community, all of which we hope will grow and blossom as they do!
Discussion and support group for unschoolers in Massachusetts, Vermont, New
Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island and Connecticut.
This group is not faith-based or activity-based; it is simply going to be getting together with each
other at parks and other places as a way of creating community and companionship for children and adults
The South Dakota
The SDHSA is an all-volunteer organization, which exists solely to
support homeschooling in Sioux Falls and surrounding areas. We support all reasons for and methods of
homeschooling. We encourage anyone with an interest in homeschooling to join us! We are an inclusive
group, home schooling for a variety of reasons. We rely on our members for their special skills and
experience. We come together for support, activities for our children, and friendship. As we rely on the
involvement of members, activities change according to contributions and participation levels. Also
includes a Yahoo group.
Are you a Nashville Area Unschooler, wannabee or curious?? This group is for
friendship and support for veterans, newbies and all in between who believe in child-led learning
Welcome! This list is for unschoolers, unschool-learning, or unschool curious in the state of Tennessee.
We're open to all religious persuasions and those with none.
Tennessee Unschoolers /
Rutheford County Eclectic Homeschoolers
We are an informal homeschooling group that meets
once a week. The group is made up of an assortment of religions, schooling and living styles.
TriCities Family Unschooling
Welcome unschoolers, unschool-learning, and unschool-curious in the Tri-Cities area
of East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
Unschoolers of Memphis
Our purpose is to provide a network of support for all families involved in home education, regardless
of race, religion, sexual orientation, or philosophy of homeschooling. We work cooperatively to create
an enriching community of homeschooling families in the Memphis area.
Austin Area Homeschoolers
(Lots of unschoolers here.) Austin Area Homeschoolers is a network of families who
homeschool or are exploring the possibility. We are an inclusive group composed of individuals who are
willing to share their homeschooling experiences. Each person speaks only to his or her individual
experience. We respect each family's educational choices. We do not charge dues, and there are no
special requirements for homeschoolers to participate.
Blue Sky West Houston
Blue Sky West Houston Homeschoolers is a progressive support group for
environmentally conscious home learners. This is a secular group that includes a wide variety of open
minded individuals with left leaning politics - and is diametrically opposed to "Statements of
Faith." We are primarily eclectics/unschoolers - Definitively NOT a conservative "School at
Dallas Unschoolers Circle is made up of families from Dallas and the surrounding
areas who follow a self-directed or child-led approach to learning. They meet bi-monthly at local parks
giving the kids the opportunity to engage in unstructured play and the parents the opportunity to
socialize and support each other on their journey.
DFW School-Free Education Zone
The DFW School Free Education Zone is a progressive support group for
parents/guardians of home-learners. We are unschoolers, believing that child-led learning is preferable
to curriculum use. Some of our members are very relaxed eclectic home-learners and do use some
curriculum, but it simply isn't the focus of our group. We have regular park days, seasonal parties,
field trips, "meet & greets," volunteer opportunities, and other activities. We are based
in Flower Mound, in the center of the Dallas/Ft. Worth/Denton triangle, and have members from all over
the metroplex and surrounding areas.
School-Free Education Zone for TEENS is a progressive, secular home-learners' support group for
parents/families of teens in the DFW Metroplex and surrounding North Texas areas. (We also have a
teens-only chat group.) We are unschoolers, believing in child-led learning. We welcome very relaxed
eclectic home-learners or people contemplating unschooling.
This group is for Texas families who are educating their children through life. As
we share our daily learning experiences, we hope that local groups will develop where members can get
together and enjoy fellowship and learning together. This list is not restricted to Christians, but
anti-Christian sentiments have no place here and will not be allowed.
FREE - Houston
FREE: Fun and Relaxed - The Essence of Education FREE is a community of
advocates for child-led learning. As families who practice or are exploring the unschooling lifestyle,
we support and respect each other as we learn and grow in freedom.
A group to
facilitate the planning of a cooperative unschooling learning center in Houston, Texas.
This is a group for Pagan parents who want to homeschool or unschool their
children. All are welcome to join, but local events will be in the Houston, Texas area.
LAUGH: Lubbock Area Unschoolers
Growing at Home
A place for Lubbock-area families homeschooling for the joy of it.
A small and local secular support and activity group for unschoolers and other
homeschoolers in Denton TX.
PlanoFUN · Plano Family
Welcome unschoolers, unschool-learning, and unschool-curious in the
Plano/DFW, Texas area. We're open to all religious persuasions and those with none. All aspects of
unschooling will be discussed including family and community events, living as learning, food and sleep
issues, television-viewing, natural and joyful living.
A support group for unschoolers (and those wanting to unschool) who live in
rural areas or small communities (urban dwellers are welcome, too). If you have to drive an hour or more
to find a secular support group, this group is for you..
UCAustin · Unschooling
Community of Austin
This group is for unschooling families in and around Austin, Texas. We
are a secular community where members can gather to discuss their unschooling journeys, ask questions,
and offer support. We will have periodic park days, field trips, and other special events so that our
children are able to meet and develop long lasting relationships.
Whole Alternative Kommunity Education (WAKE) is the
newest home/unschooling support group in the DFW area. Our Tuesday Gatherings began in Fall '04. There
is no age segregation. We strive for a small community environment, and encourage Attachment Parenting
WestHoustonUnschoolers · West Houston Unschoolers
We are a group of
Unschooling families in the Houston area. We meet in the West Houston area, but would love to meet
families in any area of Houston. If you would like to meet families in the Houston area who are living
the unschooling lifestyle this is the place for you!