Who we are
The Seattle Homeschool Group (SHG) is an inclusive community of Seattle-area homeschooling families supporting each other through resources, events, and online discussion.
How To Join-In The SHG Community
There is no formal membership in SHG & everyone’s involvement looks different, which is a cool thing! The Yahoo Group (YG) online forum is where events are listed and the newsletter/calendars are distributed. Additionally, it provides a rich source of topical discussions on all things homeschooling- think of it as a colorful notice board over a couch full of homeschoolers engrossed in conversation. The list is moderated & has rules intended to support, cultivate, and augment a thriving, in-person community. To subscribe, first attend an SHG event so you can be verified as a real person & start to make connections. Our Newcomer Welcoming volunteers would be happy to help you find a public SHG event that is easy for your family to attend & greet you there.
FAQ: With all the homeschooling resources in Seattle, what is unique about SHG?
Good question. Ask eleven SHGers & you’ll get eleven different answers. And yet a recurring theme seems to reveal itself in many accounts, that the culture of contribution in concert with the in-person & online community, is a nourishing recipe for a vibrant group of vested families. You can expect good things from a collection of homeschoolers that all plan to give something to one another & have a good chance of seeing each other. Plus SHG has a very long history with a deep well of information to draw from. And because we are all locals in the thick of homeschooling, our roots are planted in support of each other on our homeschooling journeys. Hear it from the source on the Member Words on SHG page.
More About SHG
We invite all homeschooling families in the Seattle area to join us. SHG welcomes families of any homeschooling philosophy, religious, or other beliefs. SHG is a colorful collection of parents who volunteer to support one another while homeschooling. Our goal is provide a nonjudgmental, supportive community in which homeschooling families support each other.
SHG is run by unpaid volunteers. We encourage all members, even new members, to volunteer. In addition to helping SHG continue to provide valuable resources and events, volunteering is a great way to get to know the community. If you are looking for a way to get involved, see our list of volunteers for open positions or create your own!
While we are “members” of a shared Yahoo Group, there is no formal “membership” in SHG.
Read more FAQ's about SHG & also its few rules on the SHG FAQ page.