COOL group is composed of homeschooling and unschooling families who embrace the opportunity to teach our children to think critically, communicate effectively, and to serve wisely in support of the common good.
We embrace the following core values in support of our mission:
Diversity - We embrace all genders, races, sexual orientations, religious and spiritual beliefs.
Respect - Respect moves us to value diverse perspectives in the homeschooling community.
Community - We believe in fostering personal relationships amongst our group, and encourage all members to take an active role to strengthen our homeschool community.
Collaboration - We support new ideas and activities through open communication and a willingness to work together.
Service - We encourage all in our group to use their unique abilities to advance the well-being of our community.
Lifelong Learning – We encourage the pursuit of knowledge throughout life to improve our whole community.
Want to Join? Families actively homeschooling in Central Oregon may click “Join This Group!” on the home page. You will then receive a “Pending Member” letter. Next, a New Member Coordinator will contact you to arrange for you to attend a gathering. After attending the activity you will be added to the COOL group if you choose.
How does our community work? Our community is bonded by our gatherings such as weekly park days, family potlucks, field trips, parent's only outings and more. In order for our community to thrive members are encouraged to participate in and plan activities.
Message Board Use: This message board’s purpose is to coordinate activities, share resources and provide support. Please remember this is a diverse group and respect and support are at our core. Political, religious, or other divisive material should be sent privately to interested parties. Also, please be considerate in your responses, remembering that many different lifestyles are represented here, and our intention is to support, not divide.
Advertising: If you have a service that you would like to offer our group please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and, if appropriate, we will pass it along to the group.