We are starting a new meetup group for Homeschooling families with kids ages 9 to 14. This is a secular group open to anyone interested in making friends and sharing ideas.
The group aims to support and strengthen social, service, and character elements, missing in academic work. Our hope is to create a safe noncompetitive group that meets on a regular basis for socializing, field trips, community service, and sharing interests and ideas, but more importantly friendship.
Our group will serve to strengthen positive qualities in our children, honesty, friendship, perseverance, compassion, service, commitment, and sharing. We only require that your young adults are respectful to both peers and adults in the group. They must also be well behaved and respectful of any environment we happen to be attending. All members should be willing to attend on a regular basis so that we can truly make lasting, strong, and supportive friendships.
Activities can be educational, service oriented, group projects, sharing of interests and ideas, fun, or hanging out for enjoyment. The groups’ interests, and members’ willingness to host or organize activities will determine which type of activities we will do most.
All parents must attend or have an attending adult responsible at all meetups. Parents are encouraged to organize activities for the group. But our main goal is to support one another and make lasting friendships, while strengthening all positive aspects of character development.
If you are interested in joining the group, membership is $10 per six month period due in January and June, and each member will be responsible for costs or fees, with activities requiring payment, or supplies. Most of our meetups will be around Batavia, St. Charles and surrounding areas.
The Organizer and Co-organizers may suspend or terminate your membership, access to and use of the group's Meetup site and right to participate in group activities at any time, for any reason. Also, by joining Fox Valley Middle Grades Homeschoolers, and in choosing to participate in activities scheduled by any member of the group, you agree that there may be risks involved with participation, and that all risks may not be expected or anticipated based on the description of the group or the description of any specific event or activity. You voluntarily consent to fully accept and assume all risks associated with your and your child’s or children’s participation in any activity organized by any member of Fox Valley Middle Grades Homeschoolers. You agree that the group's Owner, Organizer, Co-organizers, Assistant Organizers and Event Organizers are not in any way responsible for accidents or incidents that may occur as a result of your and your child’s or children’s participation in the Fox Valley Middle Grades Homeschoolers group.
Please feel free to join and ask questions. We hope to meet you soon!