A few common questions among homeschooled teens include:
- “How will I get to know other teens?”
- “How can I avoid being isolated if I don’t go to normal teen activities?”
(Non-homeschoolers often put these questions in terms of “How will your children get proper socialization if they homeschool?”)
The good news is that there are numerous activities specifically for homeschoolers, and teen events are often created by parents or teens themselves. This examiner’s family developed a “Teen Night”at which up to 35 homeschooled high schoolers would gather twice a month for food and games and crazy activities. Others have started special interest clubs, homeschool proms, debate teams, and drama groups, to name a few.
Victoria Johnson is homeschooler who decided she would initiate a teen dance and invite dozens of her best friends (and hopefully dozens of new friends).
Homeschool Teen Dance
This November, we will be hosting a dance for homeschooled teens in theNorth-West valley. Feel free to email me with any questions you have.
Whether or not you plan on attending, please *forward this email* to other homeschoolers who might be interested.
*Info on Dance for Homeschooled Teens*
*What*: An informal dance: loud music, snacks, socializing – in other words, night out! We will be serving light snacks at the dance, but please eat dinner before you come.
*Who*: Open to all members of any homeschooling groups, ages 13 to 17.
*Where*: A secured location near 83rd Ave. and Union Hills Dr. Easy access from the 101.
RSVP for exact location.
*When*: Friday, November 19th, from 7 to 10pm.
*Tickets*: $8. Pay at the door. This is a non-profit event. Any surplus funds will be donated to the organization that is letting us use their location.
*RSVP*: Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The subject of the email should be “RSVP for Homeschool Dance.” In the email, include the name(s) of dance attendee(s), and a parent’s name, phone number, and email address.
Parental chaperones will be attending, so no need for everyone’s parents to hang around. :) However, we do have a very small waiting room available.
Chaperone contact information will be provided to those who RSVP.
Good for you, Victoria! I hope that you have a fabulous turn out and everyone gets to have fun and meet some great new friends.
Let us know about your success!
If you have a homeschool or teen enterprise and want to let others know through this column, contact me with your information.