What we're about
Greetings! This group strives to be a welcoming community of homeschoolers/unschoolers from diverse backgrounds. Our goal is to provide a comfortable environment for children and parents of color to learn, grow, and socialize without feeling as though they are "the only one" of their ethnic background in the crowd. There are a number of great homeschooling co-ops in the Chicagoland area. However most of these groups appear to be pretty monogamous in terms of race. This is in no way the fault of the groups themselves, as they are all open to anybody who is interested in participating- It's just that we as humans are less likely to participate in something if we feel as though we will stand out in the crowd (This may or may not always be the best decision, depending on the circumstances, but it is certainly a natural human response). This is why this group was created. This group is meant to represent the diversity that truly does exists within the homeschooling/unschooling community. With that being said, all humans are strongly encouraged to participate- not just African-Americans! We would love to see ALL "colors" represented at our meet-ups. This is because diversity is beautiful, and it teaches children from an early age to love and respect ALL people!