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Youth Services

Homeschooling Support Groups

C.H.A.S.E. (Christian Homeschool Association for Sports Excellence) - Provides organized sports opportunities for home educated children in and around the Genesee County.

Learning In A Family Environment (LIFE) - Inclusive group (neither secular nor religious). Welcomes all homeschooling families in Livingston County. Offers monthly field trips, back-to-school picnic, Mom's Night Out, preschool program, kids clubs and junior high activities.

Livingston Diverse Homeschoolers of Genesee County - The Diverse group is ages 3-14 approximately, with many younger and older that participate. There are several regular activities (International day, Science/Math day, themed days, etc.), as well as teams and clubs, and field trips. Not structured around a curriculum or structured classes with homework or assignments. An inclusive group not restricted to religion, income, family composition, race, or political viewpoints. All are welcome. The group focuses mainly on Genesee County homeschoolers but also welcomes homeschoolers from the nearby counties including Livingston.

HomeSchool Blessings - In-person support for Genesee, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Shiawassee and Wayne counties. Activities, events, Bible studies, family events plus a resource web site. The support group is geared towards Evangelical, Spirit-filled, Bible-based and Born-Again Christian home schooling families. Statement of Faith required.

Lives Inspired by Godly Home Teaching (LIGHT) - A Christian homeschooling support group serving primarily Livingston County which holds a free monthly Moms Breakfast in Brighton open to any homeschooling (or considering) moms. Member-exclusive events include weekly family sports nights (soccer, basketball, etc.), monthly rollerskating, ice skating, Book Club, and various other activities/field trips. Also host an annual Family Picnic in the fall, sponsor LIGHT Ballet, and provide a monthly newsletter. Membership is $15/year.


Homeschooling Websites

  • Jon's Homeschool Resources - Jon's Homeschool Resource Page, a homeschooling father who has kept the site up for nine years helping other homeschooling families on a non-commercial site.
  • Library of Congress' - This site pulls together all of the library's literary programs into a single, accessible platform.
  • American Home School Association - Its services include a discussion list and online forum which provides news, information, networking and resources for homeschooling families, support group volunteers, legislators, the media and other advocates of homeschooling.
  • Home School Foundation - The Home School Foundation is a supporting organization of the Home School Legal Defense Association. Their mission is to preserve parental freedoms, promote home schooling, provide assistance to needy home schooling families, and support like-minded organizations. They currently help families through seven funds: the Widows Fund, the Special Needs Children’s Fund, the Friends of Home Schooling Fund, the Generation Joshua Fund, the Compassion Fund, the PHC Scholarship Fund, and the Members Helping Members Fund.
  • Home Schooling in Michigan - Informational document from Michigan State Government covering the laws governing home schools.
  • Michigan Department of Education - NonPublic Schools, Home Schools and Boarding Schools Unit.
  • Michigan Historical Museum Educator Discount Application - Explanation/application for a 20% discount in the Michigan Historical Museum stores, available to homeschooling parents.
  • National Home Education Research Institute - The National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) conducts and collects research about homeschooling (home-based education, home schooling), and publishes the research journal called the Home School Researcher.
  • Online University - Online resources provide teachers with unique ways to teach every subject, making it both fun for students and more effective. Monthly themes, lesson plans, worksheets and tests can all be found online. Online resources also often have multimedia including video or use technology to enhance the lessons.