What is DFW Unschooling All About?

Our colorful group of unschooling parents, tweens, tots, and children of all ages converge in both Dallas and Ft. Worth (and elsewhere in the metroplex) for personal connections, lots of play, and thought-provoking discussion. Group organizers cover Meetup operating expenses. This permits folks curious about unschooling or investigating homeschooling to mingle with our community.

If you want more information about Unschooling, check out our list of resources on our Meetup group's pages.

No dues or fees are required. You may attend meetups as often or as infrequently as fits your schedule and/or the needs of your family. New members are encouraged to attend at least one meetup within three months of joining the group (so we won't suspect you of being a creepy stalker monitoring all of our activities hahaha).

Please, NO "No-Shows"

We are proud to be a thriving meetup group with an active membership. Active participation is key to maintaining our unschooling/homeschooling community. Therefore we ask all members to honor their RSVP commitment. Out of respect for our community, we ask you to show up when you RSVP "yes". And if you can't attend (happens!) please update your RSVP ASAP or leave a comment if you are running especially late (happens!). That way no one is wasting time trying to hunt down someone who never showed up. Furthermore, some families drive a great distance in order to meet others with same-age children so we want you to be there if you say you will. 

Where Can I Meet You?

Meetups are primarily held in Dallas, Plano, and Ft. Worth.

Group organizers are responsible for scheduling Meetups. Meetup locations generally include area museums, recreation centers, and local parks. Organizers select public meeting places (no private residences) at locations and dates most practical/convenient for those who regularly attend. 

You'll find that the families who attend MeetUps will vary depending on the location, day, or season. In other words, not all 100 members show up to every event. There are core member families who attend regularly but most folks come to events that are close to home &/or on dates that fit into their homeschooling or travel schedule. For instance, you might meet one group of families at an event in Cowtown on Monday & an entirely different group of folks at a Dallas museum on Thursday. 

How Often Do You Meet?

Often! We usually meet twice a week and occasionally on weekends. The majority of Meetups occur at 11am or later: in our experience it is difficult for unschoolers to convene before noon. Furthermore, most museums host school groups in the morning or early afternoon so we arrive by late afternoon to avoid big crowds.

How Can I Contact You?

Contact the organizers (Julie or Amy) using the email link in the toolbar. Feel free to send us your questions, suggestions, Meetup ideas, and feedback.

Our Meetup group has many long-time members and a tradition of connecting like-minded families. We hope you too will feel right at home in our unschooling/homeschooling community.

We're 113 Unschoolers

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Tuesday, September 1, 2015 11:30 AM

    First Tuesday at the DMA

    25 Unschoolers attending
  • Thursday, September 3, 2015 6:00 PM

    First Thurs is Late Night at the Perot

    17 Unschoolers attending
  • Friday, September 4, 2015 1:30 PM

    Park Day @ The Dallas Arboretum

    12 Unschoolers attending
 
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