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Michigan: Support Groups
Adventurers Homeschool Association
Shelly Czupinski
Geographic Area Serving: Ypsilanti/ Washtenaw County, Michigan and beyond (We currently also have families from Lenawee, Wayne, Oakland, Jackson, and Monroe Counties in MI and the Toledo, OH area as well!)
Description: Adventurers meets weekly during the "schoolyear" for classes, social and service opportunities. We are a multi-denominational Christian cooperative primarily serving families with high school students. We welcome a more creative approach to education and encourage the initiative of our students. Currently we meet Thursday afternoons and evenings (the latter to accommodate more dads) just south of Ypsilanti, MI. Our size of 140 max students allows for intimacy and relationship formation without sacrificing versatility of our class offerings.
Requirements: Families are asked to help out in the co-op by fulfilling two service roles. We try to tailor these roles to the gifts each family brings to share. We also have a drop in program for high school only.
Benefits: Our classes range the gamut, from Stage Combat to AP Chemistry taught by a local college professor. We tailor the classes we offer each semester to the particular families we are serving. What kinds of experiences is your family seeking? Because we are smaller than some groups, participants get to know one another, family to family and set the agenda.
Cost: $30/student, $75 family cap

Agape Homeschool Group
Kristin Ferris
Geographic Area Serving: Ionia, Barry, Montcolm, Clinton and Kent Counties in Michigan
Description: AGAPE HOMESCHOOL GROUP is a Christ- centered cooperative 501c3 charity which seeks to provide ways to connect, support, and encourage homeschool families within Ionia, Kent, Barry, Montcalm and surrounding counties. Agape is passionate about offering members and non-members educational, extracurricular, and social opportunities by serving each other through our strengths.
Requirements: Yearly membership, plus location fees for classes.
Benefits: Support and activities
Cost: $15 yearly

Agape Homeschool Group
Jennifer Spiece
Lisa Rosewski
Geographic Area Serving: Ionia county -Ionia, Saranac, Alto, Clarksville, Lake Odessa, Muir, Lyons, etc.
Description: A parent run home school support group. We are a Christ-centered group and strive to make sure all activities of this group are planned and carried out in a manner that honors Jesus. Field trips / extra curricular activities and a Friday co-op from 9-12.
Requirements: Agreement of statement of faith
Benefits: Field trips / extra curricular activities and Friday co-op
Cost: $10 yearly

Ann Arbor Area Home Scholars (AAAHS)
AAAHS Representative
Geographic Area Serving: Southeast Michigan
Description: Ann Arbor Area Home Scholars is a welcoming, supportive homeschool support group for families of all faiths and non-faiths and all homeschooling philosophies. We meet weekly September-May at a terrific indoor location in Ann Arbor, with board games, air hockey, ping pong, foosball and a gym. We have members from Washtenaw, Oakland, Wayne and other counties--from towns through southeast Michigan. Member children are from kindergarten age through late high school; younger siblings are warmly welcome. We are a welcoming, fun-loving, and supportive community, and love to see new members.
Requirements: Members are expected to volunteer in some way, and to attend meetings and/or events at least twice per year.
Benefits: Weekly meeting, child-submitted annual literary magazine, parties, diverse and interesting classes, field trips and an annual spring extravaganza
Cost: Membership fee to cover insurance

Branch County Homeschoolers
Tony & Sherrie Ankner
517-278 4050
Geographic Area Serving: Coldwater, Michigan
Description: Branch County Homeschoolers exists to edify and benefit homeschooler.
Requirements: We require members to be supportive and encouraging to the group.
Benefits: Field trips, classes, school pictures, yearbook, social gatherings
Cost: None

CHEPA - Christian Home Educators Parents Association
Cheri Pelic
Geographic Area Serving:
Description: CHEPA is a homeschool support group for people who are currently homeschooling or people who are thinking about homeschooling. You are more than welcome to attend our monthly meetings. They are held at 7 pm on the first Monday of each month (September through May) at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Canton. (If the first Monday of the month is a holiday, the meeting is held on the 2nd Monday of the month.) We typically feature speakers on topics that would be of interest to homeschoolers. We also make announcements of things going on in the area for homeschoolers and there is a bit of time to just chat with other homeschooling moms (and sometimes dads.) The meetings are primarily for parents so children do not usually attend. There is a $1 meeting fee to cover the cost of the room we use.
Requirements: There are no membership forms to fill out or any dues to be a part of CHEPA. If you do some type of volunteer work for the group (i.e. set up a field trip, bring refreshments to meetings, hold a job such as treasurer, etc.), you will be considered an 'active member'. This helps us to keep the group going and also allows you to receive priority on field trips and special activities.
Benefits: In addition to our monthly meetings, we have a monthly newsletter. It is published to coincide with the monthly meetings. The newsletter will tell you about scheduled field trips, events of interest to homeschoolers, etc. The cost for a yearly subscription to the newsletter is $6 for an email copy. We also have an email announcements-only group. If we hear of things too late to put in the newsletter or when folks have things to share of interest to other homeschoolers (i.e. classes they hear about, special sales for homeschoolers, etc.), they send them to us and we forward them to the group. There is no charge to join.
Cost: None

Christian Homeschoolers of Northern Michigan - CHNM
Ralph Dubey
Geographic Area Serving: Northern Michigan, based in Gaylord
Description: Dedicated Christian families meet in Gaylord on Wednesday mornings for classes PreK thru 12th grades
Requirements: Christian Faith & participation
Benefits: Support and activities
Cost: $45/family yearly; weekly gym/classes extra

Delta County Home School Educators (DCHSE)
DCHSE Representative
Geographic Area Serving: Delta County, Michigan
Description: DCHSE exists to support and encourage those who are home educating and to act as a source of information to those considering educating their children at home. We serve homeschooling families in the Delta County area in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Requirements: All those in leadership have agreed with the DCHSE Statement of Faith as set forth in the constitution of DCHSE, and any activity sponsored or promoted by DCHSE must be consistent with this statement of faith and with Biblical principals of Christian living. Membership is open to those who do not share these beliefs and no pressure will be put on anyone to accept them.
Benefits: Member benefits include monthly gym days, group activities, field trips, and special events.
Cost: $10 yearly

Downriver TEACH
Kimberly Genaw
Geographic Area Serving: Flat Rock, Trenton, Wyandotte, Southgate, Taylor, Michigan
Description: We are a Christian support group that meets the 2nd Tuesday every month at Southpoint church in Trenton. We have 50+ families from preschoolers to college level.
Requirements: Attendance to our monthly meeting is suggested but not mandatory.
Benefits: We offer art classes, museum days, community outreach, mom's day/night out, father/son outings, potlucks, grandparents day, monthly birthday parties/playdates, book clubs, metro park outings, small group connections, mentorship, legislative action and much more.
Cost: None

Enrich Christian Homeschool Coop
Alice Johnson
Patricia Martelle
Geographic Area Serving: Detroit metro-area. Families come from Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.
Description: Enrich is a K-12th grade Christian homeschool co-op which meets every Thursday afternoon from 12:30-3:30 in Warren, MI. We also have nurseries for infant-preschool. We offer 3 sessions per year focusing on enrichment rather than core academic classes. In addition, we put together homeschool field trips, sponsor a family Christmas Potluck in December, Recognition and Graduation Night in May, and our Student Council sponsors a Student Banquet in April open to all homeschooling teens.
Requirements: The parents teach and/or assist in the classes. This is not a drop off program.
Benefits: Enrichment
Cost: $45/family registration fee per session; class supply fees extra

F.A.I.T.H. Homeschool, Inc.
Deanna Ervin
Geographic Area Serving: Serving Lapeer County and surrounding areas.
Description: F.A.I.T.H. Homeschool provides co-op classes, field trips, group activities, sports for boys and girls in all seasons and commencement for the homeschool families.
Requirements: Classes are not drop off, one parent from each family is required to stay and help out.
Benefits: Offers homeschoolers the opportunity for friendship, fellowship and education!
Cost: Varies by Activity

F.I.C.H.E. (Families Involved in Christian Home Education)
FICHE Representative
Geographic Area Serving: Gaylord, Michigan
Description: F.I.C.H.E. meets on a regular basis to provide social interaction and fun learning experiences for homeschooled children, along with parent support and interaction. We meet on Tuesdays at Gaylord Family Fellowship church from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. We currently have 48 children in our group ranging in age from nursery to 12 years.
Requirements: Since we are a Christian homeschool group, we require that new members sign a statement of faith.
Benefits: F.I.C.H.E. provides various scheduled events to take part in as a group. Right now our focus has been on our regular Tuesday meeting time which includes parties, but hope to branch out into fun field trips and other activities. We also have a website so our members can keep informed.
Cost: $25 yearly

FAITH Homeschoolers of Macomb
Geographic Area Serving: Macomb County, Michigan
Description: A group whose primary goal is to connect Bible-believing, homeschool-focused families in Macomb County, Michigan whose reasons for homeschooling are not exclusive to education. This group is for those whose desire is to instill Godly character, compassion and conviction within the hearts of our precious children. This is a place for planned, informal playdates, local educational event information, scheduled fieldtrips & Christlike support. We are a comprehensively supportive, member-lead group.
Requirements: You must fill out a membership survey.
Benefits: We provide planned as well as informal playdates, local educational event information, scheduled fieldtrips & Christlike support.
Cost: None

Families Learning And Schooling at Home (FLASH)
Natalie Valle
Geographic Area Serving: Calhoun County and surrounding communities, Michigan
Description: FLASH is an association begun in 1993 to help bring together homeschooling families in Calhoun County and other nearby communities. It is an inclusive group and exists to provide information and support to member families through meetings, field trips, and other educational, recreational, and service activities. It also promotes home education as a parental right and provides information to those who are interested in learning about homeschooling.
Requirements: Membership in FLASH is open to all homeschooling families. The annual dues are required but can be waived because of financial hardship.
Benefits: At bimonthly meetings, the group plans a calendar of educational, social, recreational, and community service activities during the academic year. We have activities for children of all ages, including teens. Most though not all activities occur on Fridays, and a typical month includes ice skating at a local rink, Fun Friday (an unstructured game/social time), a field trip, and some other service, educational, or recreational activity.
Cost: $30 yearly

FISH Families In Support of Homeschooling
Geographic Area Serving: Belleville, Wayne County, Washtenaw County, Monroe County,
Description: We are a homeschooling support group that meets weekly in Belleville, MI on Tuesdays from 10 am to Noon. We have an hour gym time with our instructor. Then we have an hour of classroom time which can include snack, creative projects, crafts and games. We also have monthly field trips and special guests. We welcome anyone to visit throughout the year. We ask that you notify us in advance so that we know to expect you.
Requirements: If you attend more than 2 sessions, we will expect you to start paying dues. Dues are $20 a month per family. Dues are used for group expense only. Each family is also given the opportunity to lead a project or craft during classroom time and to plan a field trip.
Benefits: Some of the great things FISH has to off because of our dues are: the use of a classroom, gym, playground, gym instructor and equipment, classroom supplies, special guest, advertising and paid field trips.
Cost: $20 monthly/family

H.E.L.P. Homeschoolers Educated by Loving Parents
Debbie VanRiper
Cheryl Wydick
Geographic Area Serving: Melvindale/Dearborn/Downriver, Michigan
Description: We meet once a month, usually on the second Monday of the month at Downriver Christian Community Church in Melvindale. Meetings are for adults and are free to attend (babysitting is provided on an as needed basis). At this time we have 42 families and have a variety of age groups represented.
Requirements: We are a non-denominational Christian group.
Benefits: We have a monthly newsletter, two pot-lucks, mom's night out, Educational events, gym class, American Girl Club, year end picnic, monthly support meetings, field trips etc.
Cost: $30 yearly

H.O.M.E (Homes Organized for Meaningful Education)
Sarah Edwards
Geographic Area Serving: Greater Flint Area
Description: This is a Christian based group with support for parents and children. We offer a co-op, monthly field trips, newsletter, mom's nights, playdates, wax museum, talent night, LEGO/Art fair, field day and more!
Requirements: We have a statement of faith and constitution that must be signed annually, as well as membership dues.
Benefits: Fellowship, supported and encouraged by like minded families aling with fun and eductional activites!
Cost: $10 basic - $45 & up for co-op

Holy Rosary Home Educators
Geographic Area Serving: Western suburbs of Detroit
Description: A Catholic homeschooling support group.
Requirements: Faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Benefits: We communicate through a yahoo egroup.
Cost: None

Homefront Home Educators of the E.U.P.
Lorna Snyder
Geographic Area Serving: Chippewa, Mackinac, and Luce Counties, Michigan
Description: Homefront Home Educators of the EUP is a Christian group that offers a monthly newsletter, yahoo group membership for networking and information access, a weekly gym program, a monthly Mom's Night Out, various field trips and small group opportunities as well as some special interest clubs for teens.
Requirements: Up to date membership is required to attend group sponsored events.
Benefits: We offer a monthly newsletter, yahoo group membership for networking and information access, a weekly gym program, a monthly Mom's Night Out, various field trips and small group opportunities as well as some special interest clubs for teens. We are also a HSLDA discount group.
Cost: $10 yearly

Homeschool HUB
Annette E
Geographic Area Serving: Michiana, N. Indiana & SW Michigan
Description: We are a non-profit organization that provides a communication network for homeschooling families. We are an inclusive group; our goal is to provide opportunities for all homeschoolers to share educational resources and knowledge, and to enjoy each other's company in enriching group activities.
Requirements: We ask members to offer help in any way he/she feels led to help, whether it is organizing a field trip, class, fundraiser, etc., helping on work days or volunteering in a variety of other ways.
Benefits: Member benefits include such things as: a monthly newsletter; discounts on HUB sponsored events, workshops and activities; advance notice of such events before the entire homeschool community gets notice; use of our lending resource library, and more.
Cost: $20 yearly

Homeschoolers in Action
Geographic Area Serving: Lapeer County
Description: Our mission is to provide extracurricular classes, field trips, fellowship, and community service projects that glorify the Lord.
Requirements: To obtain membership you have to complete an application, sign the statement of faith, and complete the medical release and waiver of liability. These then need to be emailed to us for approval. Once approved your membership fee will be required.
Benefits: Membership includes, but is not limited to: Homeschoolers in Action Facebook page Extracurricular classes Planned field trips Planned community service projects Planned fellowship activities Curriculum exchanges
Cost: $75 annually or $50 semi-annually

Hope, Enrichment, and Resources Targeting Homeschoolers (HEARTH)
Jamie Hershberger
Geographic Area Serving: Genesee County and surrounding areas.
Description: HEARTH offers a Christian Homeschool Co-op as well as a Facebook group and an e-mail support group for homeschoolers in Genesee County and surrounding areas.
Requirements: There is no charge to join our facebook or Yahoo Groups for support and encouragement. There is an annual fee to participate in the co-op.
Benefits: Support and co-op
Cost: $0/$60 yearly

Ionia Area Home School Support Group
Jennifer Dugan
Geographic Area Serving: Ionia County, Michigan
Description: The Ionia Area Home School Support Group is for all home schooling families in Ionia County Michigan and the surrounding areas. We are an inclusive, conservative group. While many of our members are Christian, this is not a requirement for membership. The group is open to all home schoolers regardless of religious beliefs, home schooling methods, or other distinctions. Meetings are the first Tuesday of every month, with time and location posted on the message board. Generally, meetings are used for kids to play and/or do a short activity and for adults to get to know one another, offer support, and plan events. We have members of all ages. We also try to have at least one field trip a month.
Requirements: We ask that our members participate at our meetings by helping with any needed supplies. This is all arranged by way of email or phone.
Benefits: We are always looking for more ideas for field trips and resources. We do offer a section for links on our website.
Cost: None

Jackson Area Home Educators
Kathleen Rubio
Geographic Area Serving: Jackson and surrounding area, Michigan
Description: Jackson Area Home Educators (J.A.H.E.) was founded as a Christian organization with the goal of meeting the needs of the home educators in the Jackson County, Michigan and surrounding area. We desire to cooperate with and encourage area home educators in matters of common interest, including legal information, educational resources, and motivation and training for both parents and their children. However, we specifically support families who educate their own children from a Christian perspective. We believe it is our responsibility to train and educate our children in accordance with God's will and with His Word, the Holy Bible.
Requirements: Membership in J.A.H.E. is open to area home schoolers who have read this policy and agree with the aims and expectations of the organization.Members are expected to volunteer sometime during the year to help with various activities and programs.
Benefits: Membership Benefits: Quarterly newsletter, weekly e-mail, member activities throughout the school year, used curriculum sale, home school presentation night, summer field day, sports programs, beginner and intermediate band, academic and social support groups that meet weekly . A limited number of memberships are available to low income and single parent home school families at no charge. Call 783-9378 to apply for a scholarship.
Cost: $30 yearly

Kalamazoo Homeschool Connection
Raina McConnell
Geographic Area Serving: Kalamazoo, Southwest Michigan
Description: Kalamazoo Homeschool Connection is an eclectic group of families in the Kalamazoo, Michigan area who meet on a regular basis to offer support and camaraderie in our homeschool journeys. We are a non-religious, tolerant and fun group who enjoy exploring new horizons in our children's (and our own) education. There are many religions, homeschool philosophies, and lifestyles represented in our group. Kalamazoo Homeschool Connection exists mainly for the opportunity to share ideas and support in a relaxed setting while the children play nearby (or under our feet!). We are an open group to whomever desires to genuinely share and learn.
Requirements: None
Benefits: Our group meets bi-monthly, in addition to Homeschool Scouts, a monthly Mom's Support/Night Out, a monthly field trip, and our quarterly Family Potluck.
Cost: None

Lansing Capital Area Homeschoolers
Cheryl Overley
Geographic Area Serving: Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Shiawasee & Jackson Counties, Michigan
Description: We are an inclusive group of families in the greater Lansing area. Our children range in age from babies to adults and our homeschooling styles from unschooling to classical and from school-at-home to eclectic. The individuals in our group represent a wide diversity of spiritual beliefs and practices. We share an openness and passion for learning and support and encourage one another in our individual journeys. We meet Wednesday afternoons from May through October at area parks and indoors in Lansing the rest of the year.
Requirements: We welcome all willing to respect other peoples and their religious, parenting, and educational freedom.
Benefits: Regular meetings for social, support, and play times as well as field trips and occasional classes
Cost: None

LIFE - Lenawee Involved in Family Education
Greg or Laura
Geographic Area Serving: Lenawee, Hillsdale, Monroe, Wastenaw, Northern Ohio, Michigan
Description: L.I.F.E. (Lenawee Involved in Family Education) is a non-denominational Christian homeschool support group that exists to support Christian homeschooling families in matters of common interest, including legal information, educational resources, and motivation/training for both parents and their children.
Requirements: L.I.F.E. membership is open to families pursuing Christian home education. As a cooperative support group, members assist with planning and conducting training and programs for students and families. We have activities year round, seminars, mentoring for new homeschool families, guest speakers from all over Michigan and neighboring states that have dedicated their lives to Homeschooling.The annual membership fee includes a free monthly newsletter subscription, member discounts on activities, and a bi-monthly support group meeting.
Benefits: We offer field trips, small group activities, co-op classes, gym and sports classes, fitness testing, Moms In Touch - prayer intercession, family activities, Father/Child events, young child events, middle school activities, teen group activities, Patriots - Tri-County Boys' Basketball - Jr. Varsity & Varsity, Tri-County Boys' Soccer, cheerleading teams, Mom's Night Out events, yearbook staff, and group rate Croswell & Adrian Symphony, children's programs, Scholastic Book offer, and Book-it reading competition.
Cost: $30 yearly

Macomb Co. Christian Homeschoolers
Geographic Area Serving: Macomb county and surrounding areas, Michigan
Description: We are a FUN group of MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN HOMESCHOOLING parents and children who have Weekly Play Dates, Monthly Field Trips, Annual Christmas Party, Summer Camping Trips, Summer Ice-Cream Social where we make a 40 foot Banana Split and More!
Requirements: Although we are all Christians and prayer requests and religious signatures are welcomed, we must keep in mind that each individual family may have different personal ideas as to what being a Christian entails. Please do not debate religious beliefs online and do not try to convert one another to your religious affiliation. Invitations to events are fine and dandy. Debates about doctrine should be kept off-line and be respectful if they happen at group activities. Thank You. :-)
Benefits: If your Church or Christian Organization is having a special event that is open to our homeschooling community we welcome you to post the invitation here! :-) If you would like to plan a field trip or a wholesome event for our group. Plan Away! We welcome edifying information and events that are open to and/or relevant to our homeschooling community
Cost: None

Mater Dei Homeschool Group of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Angie Benincasa
Angie Benincasa
Geographic Area Serving: Lapeer and surrounding areas.
Description: Mater Dei Homeschool Group of Immaculate Conception Church, Lapeer Michigan, in response to our vocation as homeschool parents, commit ourselves to helping those who are interested in or involved in home education. It is our mission to support our Catholic Home School community by providing support in the form of prayer, information, guidance, and activities.
Requirements: This is a Catholic homeschool group, if you are not catholic and are interested in becoming catholic or finding out what catholics believe, please contact the church rectory at 810-664-8594.
Benefits: Support and activities
Cost: None

Mid-Michigan Christian Home Educators (MMCHE)
Shane Benson
Geographic Area Serving: Saginaw, Tuscola, and Northern Genesse Counties, Michigan
Description: MMCHE meets throughout Saginaw, Tuscola, and Northern Genesse Counties. There are an average of 100 families that belong to MMCHE each year. Activities and events are held for parents, children, and the entire family.
Requirements: Members must agree to uphold the Mission Statement and State of Faith.
Benefits: MMCHE has offered and will continue each year to offer many of the following for home school families in Mid-Michigan: SPORTS: Basketball Teams* Volleyball Teams* ** Soccer Teams* Football Teams* *Dependent on the number of participants wanting to play each year **Girls only HOME SCHOOL FAMILY EVENTS: Gym Nights, Bowling, Roller Skating, Bon Fires, ELEMENTARY SCHOOL EVENTS: Field Trips, Boys and Girls Clubs HIGH SCHOOL EVENTS: Scavenger Hunts, Gym Nights, Game Nights, Progressive Dinners, Bowling SUPPORT GROUPS:These have taken place in various places throughout the years. Like other home school activities support groups are started and kept going based on needs and desire to participate. USED CURRICULUM AND BOOK SALE: An annual sale that MMCHE holds for homeschool families to sell and purchase books and curriculum between families.
Cost: $20 yearly

REACH Homeschool Group
April Morris
Geographic Area Serving: Oakland County, Michigan
Description: REACH is an inclusive home school support group. By inclusive we mean that we are open to anyone who home schools for any reason. Though we have very diverse beliefs and reasons for home schooling, we have the common bond of being home schooling families.There are many different ways to home school within the home schooling community. These range from structured use of curriculum to no curriculum at all with many variations in between. At REACH, we strive to accept and support each family's journey in whichever home schooling techniques they choose.
Requirements: None
Benefits: We provide meetings, workshops, fieldtrips, classes and other activities. See our website for details.
Cost: $5 yearly

Roscommon County Homeschool Co-Op
April Silva
Geographic Area Serving: Houghton Lake, Prudenville, Roscommon, Lake City, Merritt, Harrison
Description: We are a co-operative group of homeschooling families in Roscommon County who have come together to share our teaching and learning experiences. We offer weekly classes, field trips, support and encouragement for home school families in Roscommon County. We are a new group looking for new families. $20 annual registration fee per family, $15 semester fee per family. Roscommon County Homeschool Co-Op will meet on Friday mornings from 9:45am-12:00pm at the Houghton Lake Church of God (9949 W. Lake City Rd) beginning in the fall of 2012.
Requirements: Parents are required to remain on-site with their child(ren) during Co-Op hours, and must volunteer to either teach, co-teach, or help out in some way during one of the two class periods.
Benefits: Support and Activities
Cost: $20 yearly

S.H.A.R.E., Inc.
Tammy Wygant
Geographic Area Serving: Battle Creek, Michigan
Description: Our purpose is to aid Christian homeschooling families by providing educational and social development opportunities through organized athletic, recreational, educational, and enrichment activities. As a ministry, we desire to see every facet of S.H.A.R.E., Inc. glorifying the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe working together, as a team of families in an organization dedicated to home education is God’s call upon S.H.A.R.E., Inc.
Requirements: Members are required to submit an application each year, agreeing with our statement of faith and foundations.
Benefits: Once you become a S.H.AR.E member you can help design the events and programs for the year. Members meet every two months to plan a two month schedule of events. Events include a gym day on the 1st Tuesday of every month, field trips, class activities, such as art, science, math games, etc. There will also be special events like an edible book fair and cooking around the world. The goal is to have an event planned for every week. Members may choose which events they wish to participate it. Most activities will be on Tuesday's from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Field trips may vary depending on availability. Members will receive a newsletter with all information on upcoming events and activities. S.H.A.R.E. hosts a graduation in the spring for seniors. This is the highlight for many seniors and parents as they finish their educational journey.
Cost: $30 yearly (paid prior to participation in events or activities)

Thumb Area Homeschoolers
Geographic Area Serving: Thumb Area of Michigan
Description: Hi! This list is for homeschoolers in the area of Michigan's Thumb. Homeschoolers are a very diverse group of people; *all* are welcome here! Our goal is to provide members with a "network" of friends within our area with which to share our homeschooling adventure! It is encouraged that all members participate in the group. If you have ideas or questions regarding the topic of homeschooling or suggestions for activities or gatherings for the group, please, feel free to voice them!
Requirements: In order to be a member of our group you will need; 1) to have a yahoo ID, and 2) be a homeschooling parent or guardian (or at least interested in homeschooling)
Benefits: Some of the biggest benefits of belonging to a homeschool support group include; having others to talk to who have "been there and done that," having a group to gather with for that all elusive "socialization," and having a group of people to ask about the specifics of homeschooling (curriculum, techniques, and styles).
Cost: None

Tri-Cities Home Educators in Michigan
Geographic Area Serving: Saginaw, Midland, Bay City (surrounding counties), Michigan
Description: For home educators located in Saginaw, Midland and Bay City (and surrounding counties), Michigan. If you think that home schooling your children is the right course of action and need support, encouragement and a place to share a piece of your daily life, come join us!!!
Requirements: None
Benefits: As we continue to grow, we would like to incorporate field trips, play dates and other community activities in addition to sharing our home school experiences.
Cost: None

Waldorf @ Home - Rochester Area
Geographic Area Serving: Oakland/Macomb Counties - Rochester, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, Troy, Sterling Heights, Lake Orion, Shelby, etc.
Description: The group follows a Waldorf/Steiner philosophy of education. Providing support, resources, opportunities, learning, socializing, and friendship for parents and children. Our focus is on building community and connections, recruiting members who live within close driving distance to Rochester, Oakland County, MI (Rochester Hills, Rochester, Auburn Hills, Troy, Sterling Heights, Lake Orion, etc.). We are forming our 2016/17 school year plans, including shared (and low cost) German, Choir, and Violin lessons; Field Trips; Festival Celebrations; and adult Handwork and Discussion groups.
Requirements: Homeschooling Pre-K through 4the grade Live within close driving distance Using Waldorf/Steiner methods Desire to learn more about Waldorf/Steiner ideas
Benefits: Build community! Learn, celebrate, socialize with like-minded families. Nurture fully-developed, free-thinking individuals.
Cost: None

Washtenaw Homeschoolers
Geographic Area Serving: Ann Arbor, Dexter, Chelsea, Grass Lake, Milan, Ypsilanti, Saline, or other areas within Washtenaw County, Michigan
Description: This is an e-group full of actively homeschooling families in the greater Washtenaw county area. If you are considering homeschooling and are in our area or are currently home-educating, jump and join our group. We have active posts for curriculum purchases, field trips, information, and extra-curricular opportunities.You will not find an anti-religious attitude here; we have parents who home-educate for many different reasons and we support families in all areas of the education-spectrum.
Requirements: While we have no official meetings, members are encouraged to communicate and set up interaction-opportunities on their own.We do ask all members to remember the Golden Rule when posting or replying; treat others how you wish to be treated, especially when working with an imperfect medium such as email.
Benefits: We are building our database of opportunities ~if you have some family-friendly and/or family-building activities, feel free to post them in the database section of the group.
Cost: None