Getting involved in a group or recurring activity is a great way to form relationships with other homeschoolers. The wonderful part about these opportunities is their flexibility! You can mix and match based on your student’s interests.
If you’re looking for:
- missions or volunteer opportunities,
- special events or classes,
- contests, or
- educational opportunities,
this is the list for you!
Another great way to engage your teens and bring them in contact with other homeschoolers is to organize or go on field trips. Here’s a list of diverse field trip ideas.
While you probably scheduled field trips when they were younger, you can always encourage your teen to take ownership of a field trip. Are they interested in history? Suggest that they can invite some friends to tour a historical site. Do they like to cook? Gather some friends to take a cooking class at Johnson County Community College.
In addition, the Kansas City area offers plenty of enrichment and athletic programs. Students who are interested in:
can find groups that are either homeschool friendly or cater specifically to homeschoolers.
There’s also a local chapter of a homeschool honors society that meets regularly for high school age students.