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Minnesota Homeschool Support Groups

By: Andrea Dillon 

Homeschooling is a grand adventure for both parents and children. One of the first steps when deciding to homeschool is to reach out to local homeschoolers for support, comradery, and interactions. Below we have different Minnesota co-ops and Minnesota homeschool groups to help get you started on your homeschooling journey. 

Navigate the page by clicking the sections below to go to statewide, regional, and local groups by county.  To have your group listed please add the information in the comments below or contact me here. 

 

Minnesota Statewide Homeschool Groups  Minnesota Regional Homeschool Groups  Minnesota Homeschool Groups By County 
Secular Minnesota Homeschool Groups

 

Minnesota Statewide Homeschool Groups 

Statewide homeschool groups can help you find different resources that are available throughout the state. These groups can help locate local homeschool groups, co-op homeschool groups, and virtual homeschool groups in Minnesota. 

 

HOMESCHOOL MINNESOTA MÂCHÉ

Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators

“Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators (MACHE) is a statewide organization for parents who have chosen to home educate their children. We partner with Minnesota home educators to inspire, equip, and protect homeschool freedoms through year round events, publications, bi-weekly newsletters, resource partnerships, and legislative monitoring with member updates.”

 

Minnesota Homeschoolers’ Alliance

“Minnesota Homeschoolers’ Alliance is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. 

 

We exist to: 

 

Support and inform families who choose home education

Inform the general public about home education

Protect the right to home education 

Provide social occasions and group education experiences for member families 

As a secular organization, Minnesota Homeschoolers’ Alliance is committed to providing support to homeschooling families without bias for or against any religious group or political affiliation. All homeschooling families–current or prospective–are welcome to join Minnesota Homeschoolers’ Alliance regardless of race, gender, sex, religious beliefs, political affiliation, creed, ethnicity, sexual preference, ability, familial status, or socioeconomic class. “

 

 

Minnesota Regional Groups 

Some homeschool support groups and co-ops offer their services to multiple counties in the state. These groups have been sorted into regional groups.

 

Central Minnesota Homeshcool Groups  South Minnesota Homeschool Groups 

 

Central Minnesota Homeschool Groups

HEY- Home Educated Youth

“Home Educated Youth (HEY) is a Central Minnesota home-school support group comprised of approximately 200 member families. HEY is a non-denominational, Christian-based group that welcomes all philosophies of home-schooling.”

South Minnesota Homeschool Groups 

Southwest Minnesota Homeschool Group

“The Southwest Minnesota Homeschool Group is an inclusive group of homeschooling families who wish to engage in social and academic experiences together. We will offer times to get together throughout each week, including tours, hands-on experiences, and other ideas as our imaginations take us through the school year. Activities will take place across Southwest Minnesota and centered in Marshall, MN, and anyone is welcome to join.”

Minnesota County Groups 

Most homeschooling families are looking for the direct personal connection that local homeschooling groups can provide. Below are Minnesota homeschool groups and Minnesota co-ops sorted by county. 

 

Aitkin Anoka Becker Beltrami Benton Big Stone 
Blue Earth Brown Carlton Carver Cass Chippewa
Chisago Clay Clearwater Cook Cottonwood Crow Wing 
Dakota Dodge Douglas Faribault FIllmore Freeborn
Goodhue Grant Hennepin Houston Hubbard Isanti
Itasca Jackson Kanabec Kandiyohi Kittson Koochiching
Lac qui Parle Lake Lake of the Woods Le Sueur Lincoln Lyon
McLeod Mahnomen Marshall Martin Meeker Mille Lacs
Morrison Mower Murray  Nicollet Nobles Norman
Olmsted Otter Tail Pennington Pine Pipestone Polk
Pope Ramsey Red Lake  Redwood Renville Rice
Rock Roseau St. Louis Scott Sherburne Sibley
Stearns  Steele Stevens Swift Todd Traverse
Wabasha Wadena Waseca Washington Watonwan Wilkin
Winona Wright Yellow Medicine

 

Aitkin

Anoka

Homegrown Kids

“We are a secular group of unschoolers and relaxed homeschoolers in the Twin Cities south metro suburbs. Our mission is to create a community of like minded families who connect online and in-person to create friendships, support each other, and share information about local homeschooling events.”

 

Homeschool Adventures

“Homeschool Adventures is an all-volunteer inclusive secular homeschool community-created online resource and communication network consisting of local homeschool families in (or near) the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area in Minnesota.”

 

Becker

Beltrami

Benton

Big Stone 

Blue Earth

Learning Together Mankato Homeschoolers (LTM)

This group is a homeschooling cooperative for families seeking to support one another and educate their children in the context of a fun, secular, inclusive homeschooling group without discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, handicap, familial status, homeschooling style or national origin.

 

Brown

Carlton

Carver

Homegrown Kids

“We are a secular group of unschoolers and relaxed homeschoolers in the Twin Cities south metro suburbs. Our mission is to create a community of like minded families who connect online and in-person to create friendships, support each other, and share information about local homeschooling events.”

 

Homeschool Adventures

“Homeschool Adventures is an all-volunteer inclusive secular homeschool community-created online resource and communication network consisting of local homeschool families in (or near) the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area in Minnesota.”

 

Cass

Chippewa

Chisago

Clay

Fargo-Moorhead Homeschooling Network

“This is an inclusive network for homeschoolers in the FM area, regardless of homeschooling method, educational philosophy, religion or lack thereof, age of children, political persuasion, etc. The main purposes of the group are: to get to know other homeschoolers in the area, share opportunities and resources (especially local ones!), and get our kids together for special events, group activities, and field trips.”

 

Homeschooling Teens In Fargo, Moorhead, Grand Forks, And Surrounding Areas

 

“This group will serve to facilitate meet ups and, hopefully, friendships. This group is meant yo be inclusive of all homeschooling lifestyles. Regardless of politics, religious belief, curriculum, or whatever, every homeschooled teen (6th-12th grade) and their parents are welcome.”

 

REACH: Resources and Encouragement for Area Christian Homeschoolers

“For many years, a small, loosely knit group of homeschooling families in the Fargo-Moorhead area enjoyed meeting together for fellowship and encouragement. When homeschooling became legally acceptable in both states, the number of families grew. Dues became necessary to pay for a regular meeting place. Activities and events such as ice-skating and field trips were arranged. The group expanded and attempts at becoming a little more organized came and went with varying degrees of success. Finally, at an August, 1994, meeting, parents agreed to become officially organized, complete with a name (Resources & Encouragement for Area Christian Homeschoolers) and a group of leaders that would oversee the framework of the organization. Those original leaders were: Jill Kandel, Roberta Knudson, Cam Leedahl, Pat Sojka, Sue Vaudrin, and Julie Walter. This group of women, with the support of their husbands, prayerfully researched the styles, strengths, and weaknesses of other homeschool support groups.”

 

Clearwater

Cook

Cottonwood

Crow Wing 

Dakota

Homegrown Kids

“We are a secular group of unschoolers and relaxed homeschoolers in the Twin Cities south metro suburbs. Our mission is to create a community of like minded families who connect online and in-person to create friendships, support each other, and share information about local homeschooling events.”

 

Homeschool Adventures

“Homeschool Adventures is an all-volunteer inclusive secular homeschool community-created online resource and communication network consisting of local homeschool families in (or near) the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area in Minnesota.”

 

Southern Cross Christian Co-op

“Southern Cross Christian Co-op is a homeschool cooperative that meets in Apple Valley. We are dedicated to supporting and partnering with Christian parents who educate children at home. We strive to provide opportunities for our children’s social, intellectual and spiritual growth through planned educational and recreational activities. Our families work together to promote Christian values and character development, and to provide opportunities that will nurture and grow a child’s mind and heart to be conformed to the likeness of Christ.”

 

Dodge

Douglas

Faribault

Fillmore

Freeborn

Goodhue

Grant

Hennepin

HEdFEx’s (Home Educators for Excellence)

“HEdFEx’s (Home Educators for Excellence) mission is to provide a secular, inclusive homeschool co-op for the Twin Cities. We offer high-quality, professionally taught classes for ages 3-16, and friendship and support for kids and parents alike.”

 

Homegrown Kids

“We are a secular group of unschoolers and relaxed homeschoolers in the Twin Cities south metro suburbs. Our mission is to create a community of like minded families who connect online and in-person to create friendships, support each other, and share information about local homeschooling events.”

 

Homeschool Adventures

“Homeschool Adventures is an all-volunteer inclusive secular homeschool community-created online resource and communication network consisting of local homeschool families in (or near) the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area in Minnesota.”

 

Heritage Homeschool Academy 

“Heritage Homeschool Academy is an academic co-op made up of homeschooling families from across the Twin Cities suburbs.  We generally meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM September through April (or sometimes May) at Elim Lutheran Church in Robbinsdale.”

 

Houston

Hubbard

Isanti

Itasca

Jackson

Kanabec

Kandiyohi

Willmar Area Scholars at Home

“Willmar Area Scholars at Home, Inc. is an organization whose purpose is to serve the Lord Jesus Christ by providing support for homeschooling families in the greater Willmar, MN area. We attempt to fulfill that purpose by facilitating and encouraging excellence in Christian education. We strive to promote homeschooling and to help families new to homeschooling by sharing resources, experience, and planning group events.”

Kittson

Koochiching

Lac qui Parle

Lake

Lake of the Woods

Le Sueur

Learning Together Mankato Homeschoolers (LTM)

This group is a homeschooling cooperative for families seeking to support one another and educate their children in the context of a fun, secular, inclusive homeschooling group without discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, handicap, familial status, homeschooling style or national origin.

 

Lincoln

Lyon

McLeod

Mahnomen

Marshall

Martin

Meeker

Mille Lacs

Morrison

Mower

Murray 

Nicollet

Learning Together Mankato Homeschoolers (LTM)

This group is a homeschooling cooperative for families seeking to support one another and educate their children in the context of a fun, secular, inclusive homeschooling group without discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, handicap, familial status, homeschooling style or national origin.

 

Nobles

Norman

Olmsted

ROCHESTER AREA ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN HOME EDUCATORS

“We are a collection of more than 200 homeschool families dedicated to educating our children with a Christian worldview. While each family’s approach may vary, RAACHE offers supportive programs, opportunities and encouragement to help parents and students be successful in their homeschool journey. RAACHE is a non-profit group who supports Christian homeschool opportunities for life and learning that wouldn’t typically be available to individual families.”

 

Otter Tail

Pennington

Pine

Pipestone

Polk

Pope

Ramsey

Homegrown Kids

“We are a secular group of unschoolers and relaxed homeschoolers in the Twin Cities south metro suburbs. Our mission is to create a community of like minded families who connect online and in-person to create friendships, support each other, and share information about local homeschooling events.”

 

Homeschool Adventures

“Homeschool Adventures is an all-volunteer inclusive secular homeschool community-created online resource and communication network consisting of local homeschool families in (or near) the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area in Minnesota.”

 

Planet Homeschool

“We are a secular organization open to all faiths, beliefs and educational styles. In all that we do, we work to include, respect and learn from individual differences in ability, gender, culture, race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation and educational philosophy.”

 

St. Paul, MN Homeschoolers

“This group is a place for St. Paul area homeschoolers to connect. This group is “secular” in that people of all faiths and belief systems are welcome. This group does not endorse any one teaching method/style or curriculum.”

 

Red Lake 

Redwood

Renville

Rice

Rock

Roseau

St. Louis

Northland CORE

“Northland CORE exists to “communicate opportunities and resources with home educators” who live in the Twin Ports (Duluth, MN and Superior, WI areas). On the right are the newest announcements and happenings.”

 

TEACH

“We are committed to helping homeschool families, who seek to educate their children in a biblical manner, by offering high-quality classes with caring and experienced tutors. We strive to provide an atmosphere that is friendly and helpful.  May our lives bring glory to the Lord Jesus Christ!”

 

Scott

Homegrown Kids

“We are a secular group of unschoolers and relaxed homeschoolers in the Twin Cities south metro suburbs. Our mission is to create a community of like minded families who connect online and in-person to create friendships, support each other, and share information about local homeschooling events.”

 

Homeschool Adventures

“Homeschool Adventures is an all-volunteer inclusive secular homeschool community-created online resource and communication network consisting of local homeschool families in (or near) the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area in Minnesota.”

 

Sherburne

Sibley

Stearns 

Steele

Stevens

Swift

Todd

Traverse

Wabasha

Wadena

Waseca

Washington

HERO Stillwater Homeschool

Homeschool group in Stillwater. 

 

Homegrown Kids

“We are a secular group of unschoolers and relaxed homeschoolers in the Twin Cities south metro suburbs. Our mission is to create a community of like minded families who connect online and in-person to create friendships, support each other, and share information about local homeschooling events.”

 

Homeschool Adventures

“Homeschool Adventures is an all-volunteer inclusive secular homeschool community-created online resource and communication network consisting of local homeschool families in (or near) the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area in Minnesota.”

 

Watonwan

Wilkin

Winona

Wright

Yellow Medicine

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