When I first began homeschooling, I searched for as many Black homeschooling moms as I could find. Luckily, I connected with a growing group of homeschoolers relatively early in my journey, and they have been a source of inspiration, encouragement, wisdom, and solidarity ever since.
Recently, I was asked where a new, Black homeschooling mom could find this same support. I’m writing this post in hopes of helping others find their homeschooling tribe, albeit online.
Facebook groups are one of the best and easiest places to find other Black homeschooling families. I’ve joined some of the groups below, and doing so has made homeschooling a bit easier than it might have been going it alone. Each group has its own flavor, so I included as many as I could find to give lots of options.
African-Centered Homeschoolers One of the largest Facebook groups for Black homeschoolers, this is the first group I joined. It’s very active and contains TONS of information and resources to help you homeschool from an African perspective.
Melanin Kids Book Club Started by a homeschooling mom who understands that representation matters, this group believes that reading our children books that feature brown faces is very important.
African-American Curriculum Co-op Homeschool savings co-ops are great places to meet other homeschoolers and save money on curriculum at the same time. This group will help you do both!
Black-Natural Homeschoolers If you’re thinking about living a wholistic, natural homeschooling lifestyle, this group may be for you.
African-American Homeschool Network This is the largest Black homeschooling group I’ve found on Facebook. Its purpose is to empower families to homeschool their children with the support of a large network of other Black homeschooling families. It also helps parents with curriculum selection and starting their own local homeschool co-op.
Black Homeschool Families This inclusive group was created to support all caregivers who currently (or intend to) homeschool Black or multi-racial children.
African-American Unschoolers If a child-led education is what you’re thinking of for your children, this group may be a good fit.
Homeschooling Black Families This group is for Black parents to share their experiences and ask questions in a community working together as home educating parents.
Black Homeschooling for Freethinkers Secular and freethinking, this group is for future or current homeschoolers, and even non-homeschooling parents, looking to educate Black children. Non-Black parents are also welcome.
Black Homeschoolers Traveling Together Are you a traveling Black homeschooling family looking to connect with other Black families doing the same? If so, definitely check out this group!
African-American Homeschool Moms A friendly group of Black moms who encourage and support each other on their homeschooling journeys, this group was created to bring together Black moms raising and homeschooling Black children.
African-American Homeschool Gardening and Farming Club If you’re a homeschooling family who loves gardening alongside other Black families, this may be the group for you!
African-American Homeschool Holistic Living This group is for homeschoolers on a journey toward living a more holistic life.
African-American STEAM Club If you’re a Black homeschooling family who loves everything STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), you’ll find other Black families who love it, too.
Afrocentric Homeschool Association Formed in 1996, this group is for individual home-educated teens and homeschooling families who want to be part of an online community all about pro-Black, self-education.
Are there any Facebook groups I missed? Let me know in the comments!