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A local support group can help in the area of personal growth.
As homeschoolers, our best hope for positive legislation lies in unity.
Your local support group can make a positive impact in your community and
your state. Being "active" in such a group does not mean you must take
over as president or chairman. It does mean you will become involved and
accountable in some fashion to other members of your homeschool community.
Groups can offer practical advice and assistance, field trips and projects
impractical for families alone, opportunity for Spiritual growth, encouragement
service and an example of Christian love and unity.
Our support group, Catholic Home Educators of the Antelope
Valley, is fairly well-organized. We offer our local Catholic (and some
non-Catholic) homeschooling families the following services with membership:
We always begin our meetings with prayer and can usually
be found praying the Rosary or Divine Mercy Chaplet on Park Days.
Monthly Planning meetings
Weekly Park Days
President Challenge in Physical Fitness
Approximately 10 field trips per school year
Standardized testing in the Spring
Group classes in Science, Art, and Geography
sometimes other subjects, depending on what is available
Curriculum Sharing and Exchange
and an open attitude in leadership
Being an active part of your local support group can be
a real life-saver. You may find that one of the simplest joys in life is
the sound of another adult voice. Remember to make time for yourself. Treat
yourself at least as well as you treat other family members.
Check the Links page for the Support Group Network sites.