Resources

At the Northeast Unschooling Conference, we believe it is important to center marginalized voices in our community, particularly those of Black and LGBTQ+ individuals. Because of this, we are offering a list of resources below that reflect these values. As such, this list centers BIPOC and LGBTQ+ businesses, but includes other resources as well. Please check back from time to time as we add to the list.

General Resources

MIT Open Course Ware

A collection of free, college-level course ware.

ThriftBooks

An online new and used bookstore.

Unschooler Owned Businesses and Collectives

Eclectic Learning Network, LLC

"A secular, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) centered network; dedicated to providing resources, trainings, and workshops to families and learning spaces that shift ways toward learning as a lifestyle and partnership-based relationships through unschooling and self-directed learning approaches."

Philly Children's Movement

"The Philly Children’s Movement is a collective of families and educators talking, playing, learning, and rising up for racial justice!"

 

Raising Free People Network

"Raising Free People Network helps families, organizations, and corporations to examine, assess, and solve big issues in education, leadership, and personal development. By tapping into techniques and philosophies from the unschooling and deschooling movements, our network uses independent broadcast media along with live trainings and events to sustain cultures of belonging, equity, and confident autonomy."

The Alliance for Self-Directed Education

"The Alliance for Self-Directed Education (ASDE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to normalizing and legitimizing Self-Directed Education, to make it available to everyone who seeks it."

Staging Journeys

"We are Philadelphia-based homeschool parents, children’s theater creators, teachers, and budget travelers. We like big projects that involve young people. We can be silly and serious. We explore big questions. We are adventurous."

Queering Unschooling

A facebook group centered around discussions of transphobia, racism, and sexism in the unschooling community.

Living Joyfully

"An online resource for parents wanting to live joyfully with their children through unschooling. If you're passionate about exploring the world with your children, this site is for you."

Mental Health Resources

The Loveland Foundation

Focuses on providing aid to Black women and girls, including a therapy fund to make mental health counselling available to those in need.

The Trevor Project

Resources for LGBTQ+ youth and suicide hotline/text-line.

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective

"A collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists and activists committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities."

GoodTherapy

A directory of licensed therapists and counselors across the US and other countries.

 

Group Peer Support

Provides a range of free, peer led support groups.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

A free, 24/7 national sexual assault hotline.

 
 
 

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