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Support
Often the key to whether a family can successfully homeschool is the type of support they receive. Unfortunately, we don't always receive encouragement from our family or community. Connecting with other homeschoolers is the best way to make new friends, and to get information, ideas, and support. We've compiled support group resources and offer simple ways to connect with other homeschoolers through email groups, website forums, and in your community. You'll also find information on local and state events, cultural and educational institutions, field trip ideas, tutors, bookstores, and much, much more.

 
Support Groups
  Homeschoolers have created networks of support to provide a way to make friends, get ideas and information, and to offer positive socialization opportunties to their children. You can join in! There are many groups to choose from, many with specific affiliations, like Christian groups or unschoolers' groups. Some are eclectic, inclusive, and open to anyone. Whatever your interest, you are sure to find other like-minded parents. And if you don't find what you are looking for, we've put together tips for starting your own group.

Local and State Events
  You'll find everything from homeschooling conventions to used book sales to camps for homeschoolers. Read about local and state events and submit your event for posting.

Local & State Resources
  Homeschoolers learn as much outside the home as in it. Here you'll find listings of cultural and educational institutions, government resources, libraries, and bookstores. If you need a tutor, this is the best place for you to find one near you.

Publications
  Want to learn more about homeschooling? Need a monthly or weekly boost of enthusiasm and ideas? You may be interested in a subscription of a homeschool publication. Whether you are looking for a hard copy magazine or an e-newsletter, we've got the best listed here.

Homeschooling Humor
  We all could use a little chuckle every once in a while--especially on those days when things seem a bit bleak and challenging. Enjoy some humor from the home front.


Featured Articles & Links Back to Top
O2B Kids
North Central Florida
O2B Kids is an Edutainment Company. They offer preschool education programs for children 0 to 5 years old, after school enrichment programs for elementary school students, and an unprecedented Family Membership Program for all kids 0 to 13 years old. For one all-inclusive price, they provide classes in karate, gymnastics, cheerleading, dance, music, drama, art, science, technology, sports, languages, and more.
LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library
200 West Park Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: 850-606-2665

The LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System enriches the community by inspiring a love of reading, providing a dynamic resource for creative and intellectual pursuits, and enabling residents to live a life of learning.
Ravine Gardens State Park
Palatka, Florida
A ravine was created over thousands of years by water flowing from the sandy ridges on the shore of the St. Johns River. In 1933, this ravine was transformed into a dramatic garden by the federal Works Progress Administration. Much of the original landscaping still exists as formal gardens and an extensive trail system. A 1.8-mile paved road winds around the ravine, offering motorists and bicyclists a view of the gardens.
Forming a Homeschool Support Group
HomeschoolChristian.com
This webpage has a list of articles detailing many of the issues and ideas surrounding starting a homeschool support group. You'll find discussions of everything from why you should form a support group, to choosing a leader, to delegating and handling tough situations.
West Florida Home Education Support League (WFHESL)
Escambia County, Santa Rosa County, Florida
WFHESL serves home educating families in the Northwest corner of Florida, including Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. They feature monthly Member Meetings in the Pensacola area, as well as smaller Cell Group Meetings and activities throughout the two counties. WFHESL members help organize a wide variety of activities and events that are announced to members in the monthly newlsetter. WFHESL is a Christ-centered, family oriented, volunteer organization established by homeschooling fathers and mothers desiring to help, support, and encourage homeschoolers in Northwest Florida, according to Biblical principles.


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