Homeschooling is on the rise with African-Americans. Though there may be a multitude of reasons, many families are finding homeschooling as the best educational option for them. Many black parents want to teach their children traditional Afrocentric values and homeschooling is the perfect way to do that. Other black homeschoolers want to focus on teaching African history and culture all year round, not just during Black History Month. Whatever the reasons to homeschool – all homeschoolers find freedom in the opportunity to homeschool.
African American Homeschool Resources
National Black Home Educators
We have assembled (and are continuing to search out) a few of the most treasured resources that we believe will build up the family.
A support group for mothers of color who have chosen not to work full-time outside of the home in order to devote more time to their families and communities.
Articles for African American Homeschool Options
Black Alliance for Educational Options
Find out more about homeschool options for black children.
For Some Black Parents, the New Home Room is Home
Public schools are failing black boys, say a growing number of parents who are homeschooling. Deion Terry Rhoden, P. Aurora Robinson and her son Tau Issa Robinson-Farrar holding class in Bread-Stuy, a Beford Stuyvesant cafê. By Chloe A. Hilliard, The Village Voice, April 8, 2008.
Homeschool Mom Tips
News and views on political, economic, legal and socio-cultural issues that impact homeschooling families. By Victoria Carrington, M.D., an African-American homeschooling mom, and The Mom Coach. Freelance writer: parenting, mental health & inspirational speaker and workshop leader.
Is Home Schooling the Best Option for African American Children
So at this point, now I am listening and wondering – is homeschooling a viable education option and why are more black families going that route? By Edward Lee, Black and Married With Kids.
This Facebook group was created to unify the minds of those who educate Original/Indigenous children in a way that reflects our children’s cultural needs. Teaching our youth knowledge of self early in childhood is imperative for their growth mentally, emotionally and physically.
Cocoa of MoCo
Cocoa of Montgomery County (MoCo) is a group of inclusive Black homeschool families in Montgomery County, MD. Our high energy group is progressive and fun! We advocate life-long learning and independent wealth-building for families. Mostly, we support accelerated learning and critical thinking and demand high-quality education for our children. We are 100% inclusive! We welcome families of all races, religious beliefs, ethnicities, national origins, professions, and other differences.
A Christian homeschool support fellowship established to strengthen and encourage the African-American homeschooling community in Memphis, Tennessee.
Families of Color Using Homeschooling
This is a group for Christian Families of Color who’ve opted to Home Educate their children. This is a HIGH volume email group, please take this into consideration prior to joining.
Minority Homeschoolers of Texas
Promotes homeschooling among minorities: Asians, African-Americans, Hispanics, Jews, Native Americans, and Anglos with adopted minority children.