Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
- Mahatma Ghandi

Welcome to LIFE of Florida!

Our secular and inclusive Florida-wide Informal Education support group acts as a resource center and clearinghouse for homeschoolers, informal learners and alternative educators interested in enriching their learning environments and maximizing their learning opportunities, as well as an advocacy center for Curiosity Driven Learning.

There is no cost to be part of LIFE of Florida -- just join in at our email discussion and announcement list, Florida LIFE, where you can download your membership card -- good for educational discounts throughout FL -- and stay informed and updated on events, issues and resources, and connect with other informal learners throughout the state.

If you're just getting started in homeschooling, be sure to check out our LIFE of Florida Quick Links, our list of Useful Docs, and our enormous collection of resources in the side columns, and visit our Inclusive Homeschool Support Groups page to find a group near you.

If you'd like your regional inclusive support group to be networked with LIFE of Florida, drop us a line with a group description, contact and other relevant information and we'll add you, free of charge, to our directory. All your group members will be automatically considered members of LIFE of Florida, and are entitled to membership cards and all the benefits we offer. Virtual school families are also welcome to enjoy our resources, support and camaraderie.

We're all inclusive and free of charge, and we're here for you!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

From Home Education Foundation: [HEF_Info] FHSAA new eligibilty forms and guidelines

"After weeks of cooperative work between the FHSAA, the Home Education Foundation, HEAT teams, and county liaisons, we have some new, and very worthwhile, information for home educators statewide. The FHSAA recently updated their EL 07 form which is used by student athletes wishing to participate in competitive sports with FHSAA member teams."The information we are providing is uniform throughout the State and consists of the new EL 07 form, a Guide to filling out the EL 07, and a new Verification form which is to be filled out by your county's home education liaison.

Please download and/or print the information and familiarize yourself with it. All 3 parts may be found individually on the HEF website at: http://www.flhef.org/extracurricular-activities/sports.html or on the FHSAA's website under Eligibility and Compliance. (http://www.fhsaa.org/compliance/)

"Home education students wishing to participate in fall sports will need to have these forms filled out and returned relatively soon, so please forward this email to your groups as soon as possible. We recommend you have this information printed and available at your next group meeting."As we are updating our email loop, please let us know of any new group leaders you wish to have added to this list": http://www.flhef.org