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Description

E.D.U.C.A.T.E is a circle of families who are currently home learning primarily for educational reasons. We provide one another with a network that can provide support, educational, and social opportunities. We share the belief that learning occurs at all ages and in a variety of ways. We value diversity and accept families with many points of view.

History and Vision

E.D.U.C.A.T.E. was founded in September of 2001 by a group of home educators, including Amy Mitchell and Laura Brain, who were looking for educational and social opportunities for their families. Because home educators attract independent, strong-minded people who have their own specific opinions about home schooling it became clear that trying to form a group that agrees to one educational philosophy or trying to force educate into one direction was self-destructive.

The founders agreed that while diversity was a challenge it was also strength as long as members valued diversity and were respectful of many points of view, hence, the birth of our Vision:

E.D.U.C.A.T.E. is a circle of families who are currently home learning primarily for educational reasons. We provide one another with a network that can provide support, educational, and social opportunities. We share the belief that learning occurs at all ages and in a variety of ways. We value diversity and accept families with many points of view.

Monthly activities include: co-op, chess club, American Girls club, history co-ops, park days, field trips, educational activity days, parent's night out, and our monthly group meeting. EDUCATE also hosts an annual Recognition Ceremony and other family socials such as the fall kick-off picnic.

Most activities occur in the southern Johnson County area of Kansas.