There are a variety of ways to be in touch with other homeschoolers.
Co-ops can be solely academic in purpose or strictly for social opportunities or somewhere in between. It can be challenging to find a co-op because they usually don’t advertise as there is limited space. In addition, some are structured so you have to know someone in order to be considered as a potential member. Depending on your needs and time commitments, they can be a wonderful way for your family to form a core group that your kids see regularly. If you can’t find a co-op, don’t let that “isolate” you from other homeschoolers! Whether or not you end up joining a co-op, please keep Legacy Guardian in mind. We have a lot of educational opportunities for your family to participate in!
Support Groups are a good resource for meeting with other parents in person. This form of fellowship allows for relationships to develop and the ability to support each other. Each support group is unique and serves different needs.
Newsgroups are another avenue to help you get connected with other homeschoolers. Mostly, they are a way to communicate with other parents on-line if you have questions or suggestions regarding homeschooling. On occasion, a volunteer on the newsgroup list will organize a field trip or park days during the summer.
Event calendars, aside from Legacy Guardian’s, are offered by OCEANetwork and North Santiam Home Education Resource Center.
Find a co-op
For help locating a co-op or support group in your area please contact OCEANetwork for assistance.
Their search engine is zip code specific, so please enter zip codes in your area to find the one nearest you.
(Also, consider checking in with churches. Some co-ops are under the umbrella of a church or a church may host a co-op.)
Yahoo Homeschool Newsgroups:
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