|Copyright 2006 Julie Shepherd Knapp
|Copyright 2006 Julie Shepherd Knapp. All rights reserved.
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|The Homeschool Diner's Guide to
Other Places to Find Homeschoolers
by Julie Shepherd Knapp, copyright 2006
Your local public library is a good place to begin. Ask the children's
librarian if he or she can put you in contact with a homeschool family --
offer to leave your name and phone number for her to pass along. Ask
the reference librarian if she keeps a file on homeschool information --
there may be local meeting announcements in the folder. Another idea
is simply to show up at the library on several weekdays in a row. If you
see families with older children at the library during school hours, odds
are they are homeschoolers! Take a chance and introduce yourself as
a new homeschooler. Hopefully, they can refer you to a local group
4-H is a wonderful program and many homeschool families find that its
numerous educational projects, and art, music, and drama competitions
fit right in with their homeschool curriculum. Call your County
(Cooperative) Extension office (or visit their website) and speak with the
4-H representative. Ask if he or she knows of any 4-H clubs that have a
lot of homeschooling members.
Check with your local Girl Scout and Boy Scout councils to see if there
are any homeschool troops in your area.
Many homeschool families participate in community theater. If that is an
activity that your family would enjoy, do some research to find groups
that include children in their plays. Check your local newspaper and
bulletin boards for plays and audition notices. To find regional theater
groups, try searching Northwestern's listing of Children's Theaters and
the member directory of the American Association of Community
Many YMCAs include a Homeschool Swim and Gym program. Call
around to see if there is one in your region.
back to --
The Homeschool Support Group Primer