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!

Inclusive Homeschool Support Groups

LIFE of Florida maintains a list of inclusive homeschool support groups throughout the state. If you'd like to include your group, please let us know! If you find that info on any group shown here has changed, please let us know! Happy Homeschooling!

Bay County
Alliance of Bay County Homeschoolers
Alliance of Bay County Homeschoolers is an internet-based group created to forge an atmosphere of camaraderie among local homeschoolers. ABCH requires respect for other people's chosen paths and does not endorse any particular religious, political or educational philosophy. ABCH seeks intelligent, open-minded, forward-thinking homeschoolers who choose to explore educational opportunities for themselves and their children. ABCH will provide a forum for homeschoolers to connect with others, plan events and activities, and promote knowledge in its members. ABCH requests member contribution and participation. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ABCH/

Brevard County
Brevard Alternative Homeschool
Brevard Alternative Homeschool is a support group for Brevard County. The group offers friendship, support, help with secular or alternative curricula, and a forum for discussing issues we may have as non-traditional homeschoolers. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BrevardAlternativeHomeschool/

Broward County
Home Educators Lending Parents Support – HELPS
 an inclusive home school support group serving Broward and surrounding counties http://helpsonline.org/HELPS/

Society of Parents Lending All-inclusive Support for Homeschoolers (SPLASH)
The Society of Parents Lending All-inclusive Support for Homeschoolers in Florida (SPLASH) is a society of homeschooling parents endeavoring to promote home education in the community. Our purpose is to lend support to families in their efforts to educate their children through field trips, special events, clubs, encouragement, and various other opportunities regardless of race, culture, religion, lifestyle or individual teaching methods. http://www.splashfl.org/

Citrus County
Dunnellon Homeschool Club
 Dunnellon Homeschool Club is an informal and inclusive group of homeschooling families who live in and around Dunnellon. We serve Marion, Citrus, and Levi Counties. Go to groups.yahoo.com/group/dunnellonhomeschoolclub/ for more information.

Nature Coast LIFE
Nature Coast LIFE is an inclusive homeschooling group for Hernando,Pasco,and Citrus County,Florida (Nature Coast). All are welcome regardless of race, religion(or lack of), lifestyle, or educational philosophy.http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Naturecoastlife/

West Coast Florida Homeschoolers' Coalition (WCFHC)
West Coast Florida Homeschoolers' Coalition (WCFHC) is an all-inclusive and diverse group of homeschool educators and supporters. We are characterized by uniting for a primary common goal: the purpose of providing the best educational opportunities to our children by homeschooling them. We are collaborative, means-oriented group that wants to pool resources and combine efforts in order to effect change, improve homeschooling communications within our communities/counties and to provide support and information to homeschooling families that have chose to use our homeschooling rights. Serving Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus, Levy http://groups.yahoo.com/group/West_Coast_Florida_Homeschool_Coalition/

Collier County
Homeschoolers of Collier County
An inclusive group of homeschoolers in Collier County, Florida (Naples, Marco Island, Bonita Springs and surrounding areas.) We are an active local group (not online only) for homeschoolers of all ages and we have numerous activities each week. http://www.homeschoolersofcolliercounty.com/

Southwest Florida Homeschooling Families
We welcome all homeschooling families, regardless of religious beliefs, educational philosophy, or curriculum method. We have founded this group in the hopes that homeschooling families in SW Florida will feel welcome and encouraged by our support. We are not a leadership-based group run by rigid bylaws. We are all volunteers. We believe this system will enable members to concentrate more fully on their families and give attention to the important matters of homeschooling rather than the politics of a group. We will meet for field trips and association to help support and encourage one another and our children. Serving Collier and Lee Counties - http://swflhsf.bravehost.com/ and http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SWFL-HSF/

Escambia County
Pensacola L.I.F.E. Homeschool Support Group
Pensacola L.I.F.E. Homeschool Support Group is an all-inclusive group in Northwest Florida. We respect all homeschooling styles and methods. We are an all-inclusive group, open to everyone regardless of race, religion or homeschooling beliefs. We have a monthly get-together and members plan field trips and other activities including an occasional teen night.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PensacolaLIFEHomeschool/

Hernando County
Nature Coast LIFE
Nature Coast LIFE is an inclusive homeschooling group for Hernando,Pasco,and Citrus County,Florida (Nature Coast). All are welcome regardless of race, religion(or lack of), lifestyle, or educational philosophy.http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Naturecoastlife/

West Coast Florida Homeschoolers' Coalition (WCFHC)
West Coast Florida Homeschoolers' Coalition (WCFHC) is an all-inclusive and diverse group of homeschool educators and supporters. We are characterized by uniting for a primary common goal: the purpose of providing the best educational opportunities to our children by homeschooling them. We are collaborative, means-oriented group that wants to pool resources and combine efforts in order to effect change, improve homeschooling communications within our communities/counties and to provide support and information to homeschooling families that have chose to use our homeschooling rights. Serving Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus, Levy http://groups.yahoo.com/group/West_Coast_Florida_Homeschool_Coalition/

Hillsborough County
Brandon Homeschool Cooperative (BHC)
Brandon Homeschool Cooperative (BHC) is a nonsectarian, inclusive group of families that shares resources, ideas, and support for all methods of homeschooling in the Brandon area.http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bhcoop/

LIFE of Tampa
 LIFE is a collaborative, alternative learning group that believes Learning Is For Everyone, and should be a rich and satisfying experience that creates a never-ending desire to learn more! LIFE welcomes everyone, of all races, ethnicities, religions, family compositions, sexual orientations, diets, learning styles, abilities and disabilities, and asks only that rules of civility, kindness and compassion be honored by all, for all. http://lifeoftampa.blogspot.com

New Tampa Secular Homeschoolers
We are an open minded Homeschool group in the New Tampa and East Pasco Florida area. We are open to all homeschoolers, unschoolers and natural learners who believe in education without indoctrination. All styles of homeschooling are welcome. This group was formed so that homeschoolers in the area could find other like-minded folks without fear of being judged for their religious choices or lifestyle choices. All members are welcome to post gatherings, field trips, play dates, etc. Local Areas: New Tampa, Land O Lakes, Lutz, Wesley Chapel, and Zephyrhills. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/New_Tampa_Secular_Homeschoolers/

Tampa Area Homeschooled Teens (TAHT)
 Tampa Area Homeschooled Teens is an inclusive group open to the families of homeschoolers age 10 and up in the Tampa Bay area of Florida (Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk, Manatee). We welcome membership from the homeschooling community without regard to religion, race, sexual orientation or ethnicity. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TAHT/

THINK- Tampa Homeschoolers Instructing & Nurturing Kids
We hold class days on Mondays, called THINK Day, during the traditional school year. THINK Day classes are held in Tampa on Hutchinson Road. We serve the Tampa Bay area of Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties. We also offer other events like field trips, kick ball and soccer game days each month. THINK is open to all although we do ask that folks read package food labels and refrain from bringing peanut/nut items to THINK events. Check out our website at www.think-day.com. Michele Chow can be contacted at mechow@verizon.net.

West Coast Florida Homeschoolers' Coalition (WCFHC)
West Coast Florida Homeschoolers' Coalition (WCFHC) is an all-inclusive and diverse group of homeschool educators and supporters. We are characterized by uniting for a primary common goal: the purpose of providing the best educational opportunities to our children by homeschooling them. We are collaborative, means-oriented group that wants to pool resources and combine efforts in order to effect change, improve homeschooling communications within our communities/counties and to provide support and information to homeschooling families that have chose to use our homeschooling rights. Serving Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus, Levy http://groups.yahoo.com/group/West_Coast_Florida_Homeschool_Coalition/

Lee County
Gulf Coast Homeschool Association (GCHSA)
Gulfcoast Homeschool Association is an inclusive homeschooling support group serving the Lee county area of SW Fl. We meet on a regular basis to discuss homeschooling, share common concerns, and provide fellowship. Member families cooperatively volunteer to organize the association's educational and social activities. We welcome all families regardless of religious or political views, educational or parenting philosophies and personal lifestyle choices. We encourage members to focus on similarities and respect differences. We aspire to promote an atmosphere of kindness and tolerance and we believe that our group is enriched by the diversity of our membership www.gchsa.com Contact: info@gchsa.com

Southwest Florida Homeschooling Families
We welcome all homeschooling families, regardless of religious beliefs, educational philosophy, or curriculum method. We have founded this group in the hopes that homeschooling families in SW Florida will feel welcome and encouraged by our support. We are not a leadership-based group run by rigid bylaws. We are all volunteers. We believe this system will enable members to concentrate more fully on their families and give attention to the important matters of homeschooling rather than the politics of a group. We will meet for field trips and association to help support and encourage one another and our children. Serving Collier and Lee Counties - http://swflhsf.bravehost.com/ and http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SWFL-HSF/

Levy County
Dunnellon Homeschool Club
Dunnellon Homeschool Club is an informal and inclusive group of homeschooling families who live in and around Dunnellon. We serve Marion, Citrus, and Levi Counties. Go to groups.yahoo.com/group/dunnellonhomeschoolclub/ for more information.

West Coast Florida Homeschoolers' Coalition (WCFHC)
West Coast Florida Homeschoolers' Coalition (WCFHC) is an all-inclusive and diverse group of homeschool educators and supporters. We are characterized by uniting for a primary common goal: the purpose of providing the best educational opportunities to our children by homeschooling them. We are collaborative, means-oriented group that wants to pool resources and combine efforts in order to effect change, improve homeschooling communications within our communities/counties and to provide support and information to homeschooling families that have chose to use our homeschooling rights. Serving Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus, Levy http://groups.yahoo.com/group/West_Coast_Florida_Homeschool_Coalition/

Manatee County
Sarasota Area Homeschoolers
This group is for homeschoolers in Sarasota and the surrounding counties that wish to be in an ACTIVE group and participate in field trips, play dates, curriculum, co-ops, and online resources. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SarasotaAreaHomeschoolers/

Tampa Area Homeschooled Teens (TAHT)
 Tampa Area Homeschooled Teens is an inclusive group open to the families of homeschoolers age 10 and up in the Tampa Bay area of Florida (Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk, Manatee). We welcome membership from the homeschooling community without regard to religion, race, sexual orientation or ethnicity. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TAHT/

Marion County
Dunnellon Homeschool Club
Dunnellon Homeschool Club is an informal and inclusive group of homeschooling families who live in and around Dunnellon. We serve Marion, Citrus, and Levi Counties. Go to groups.yahoo.com/group/dunnellonhomeschoolclub/ for more information.

Ocala Homeschooling
A group for all homeschoolers (or those interested in becoming one) who live in Ocala, Florida and the surrounding areas. We welcome all homeschoolers, regardless of homeschooling method or religion (or lack of one) and will strive to be an inclusive group. To maintain a friendly and fun atmosphere, please keep sensitive and personal topics, such as politics and religion, off the board. http://www.ocalahomeschooling.com/

Martin County
Martin County Homeschoolers
A secular group for homeschoolers in Martin County, Florida (including the towns of Stuart, Sewall's Point, Palm City and Jupiter) who wish to get together for outings and other social functions. We look forward to meeting other fun-loving, accepting, and open-minded homeschoolers and unschoolers in the area! EVERYONE is welcome in this group. We are inclusive and welcome homeschoolers of every race, nationality, and religion. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/martincountyhomeschoolers/

 Orange County
CentralFloridaPreTeens-TeensHomeschoolers
Central Florida's original and only teen homeschool group! This group is for (pre-teens and teens) homeschooling families age 11 and up (11 - 18) living in Central Florida/Orlando mostly covering Seminole and Orange county but all are welcome. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CentralFloridaPreTeens-TeensHomeschoolers/

HCECF-H.E.A.R.T.S
The Central Florida chapter of H.E.A.R.T.S. is uniting ALL local home educator volunteers for the good of our community. Originated in New Jersey by homeschooling activist, Michele Pulis, H.E.A.R.T.S. encourages homeschooling families to get involved and to help make a difference. H.E.A.R.T.S.' purpose is to unite a very diverse group of homeschoolers in community service projects and also to generate increased public awareness, understanding and acceptance of homeschoolers and homeschooling as a single focus - unrelated to any other issues. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HCECF-HEARTS/

Home Educators Network of Central Florida
Homeschooling group in Central Florida (Orlando area). We provide mentors to new homeschoolers. We hold classes and co-ops including art, book club, history, science and foreign language. We also meet for social interaction, playdates and fun! Our goal is to provide a safe, friendly environment for homeschoolers of all ages to learn and grow. We respect all homeschooling styles and methods. We are an inclusive group, open to everyone regardless of faith, race, religion or homeschooling beliefs. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HomeEducatorsNetworkofCentralFlorida/

Homeschool Cooperative Educating in Central Florida
Homeschool Cooperative Educating in Central Florida. Homeschool Cooperative of East Central Florida is an inclusive and eclectic group of home educating families in the Orlando area (basically Orange county, Seminole county and eastern Lake County) working together for weekly co-ops, fun educational fieldtrips, sports/pe days, etc for a diverse age group while maintaining and supporting the individual valuable educational choices each family has made.http://www.hcecf.net/

LIFE of Central Florida
Our objective is to provide opportunities for members to network with like-minded families to create both large and small-group activities. Our membership gathers together for cooperative and social reasons and welcomes families of all backgrounds who share our respect for each other’s likenesses and differences. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/life-cf/

Love2Learn Home Education
Love2Learn Home Education is a democratic, inclusive, secular group of home schoolers in the Central Florida area. We share our experience, strength and hope to enrich our children's minds and characters with co-ops, field trips, and holiday celebrations. Our members are equals; we conduct polls and maintain a democratic process. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Love2LearnHomeEducation/

MidFlorida Homeschoolers
MFH is a support group for parents of homeschooled children in the Orlando-area. We accept all residents who currently homeschool, or are considering homeschooling, regardless of religious persuasion or beliefshttp://www.midflhomeschoolers.com/

Orlando Home Educators
Orlando Home Educators is a vibrant co-op group for homeschool families to meet & plan group activities. We are not an online support group. Please feel free to check our "calendar" section for a sample of the different type of activities we provide each month. We also have always provided a yearbook for our families to purchase each year, with photos of many of our events within. This is a secular home school group; people of all beliefs are welcome here. We all admire each family's uniqueness, and respect it at all times. http://www.ohed.org/

Osceola County
Home Educators Network of Central Florida
Homeschooling group in Central Florida (Orlando area). We provide mentors to new homeschoolers. We hold classes and co-ops including art, book club, history, science and foreign language. We also meet for social interaction, playdates and fun! Our goal is to provide a safe, friendly environment for homeschoolers of all ages to learn and grow. We respect all homeschooling styles and methods. We are an inclusive group, open to everyone regardless of faith, race, religion or homeschooling beliefs. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HomeEducatorsNetworkofCentralFlorida/

LIFE of Osceola
LIFE of Osceola is a homeschool support group in the St.Cloud/Kissimmee area. As a group, we hope to promote diversity and tolerance- families of all faiths and lifestyles are welcome! Our goal is to become an eclectic blend of many families enriching our children's lives through exposure to the arts and sciences. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lifeofosceola/

Palm Beach County
East County Homeschoolers
East County Homeschoolers is a homeschool group available to new and veteran homeschooling families of all ages. We are inclusive of all learning styles, teaching methods and beliefs. Our aim is to enrich the lives of our children by providing meaningful and educational opportunities. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EastCountyHomeschoolers


E3 Kids Club
We are an inclusive homeschool cooperative support group serving Palm Beach County, Florida. This group is for children in grades 1-5 (but any age siblings are more than welcome), who will grow together through the grades. All members are welcome regardless of learning styles, teaching methods, and beliefs. Our members come from a variety of faiths and all creeds are respected within our group. 
http://www.e3kidsclub.weebly.com/

Palm Beach County Homeschoolers Co-op
Palm Beach County Homeschoolers Co-op is an inclusive, volunteer-run homeschooling group that welcomes homeschoolers regardless of beliefs, ethnicity, or homeschooling style. We meet in the Royal Palm Beach and Wellington area for park dates and have other events around the county.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PBCHomeschoolersCo-op

South County Home Schoolers
South County Home Schoolers exists to provide networking and support to homeschooling families regardless of race, religion, or teaching style. We seek to honor and respect the diversity that exists in the homeschool community, while working to strengthen our common bond. http://southcountyhomeschoolers.org/SCHS/index.html

Pasco County
LIFE of Tampa
LIFE is a collaborative, alternative learning group that believes Learning Is For Everyone, and should be a rich and satisfying experience that creates a never-ending desire to learn more! LIFE welcomes everyone, of all races, ethnicities, religions, family compositions, sexual orientations, diets, learning styles, abilities and disabilities, and asks only that rules of civility, kindness and compassion be honored by all, for all. http://lifeoftampa.blogspot.com

Nature Coast LIFE
Nature Coast LIFE is an inclusive homeschooling group for Hernando,Pasco,and Citrus County,Florida (Nature Coast). All are welcome regardless of race, religion(or lack of), lifestyle, or educational philosophy.http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Naturecoastlife/

New Tampa Secular Homeschoolers
We are an open minded Homeschool group in the New Tampa and East Pasco Florida area. We are open to all homeschoolers, unschoolers and natural learners who believe in education without indoctrination. All styles of homeschooling are welcome. This group was formed so that homeschoolers in the area could find other like-minded folks without fear of being judged for their religious choices or lifestyle choices. All members are welcome to post gatherings, field trips, play dates, etc. Local Areas: New Tampa, Land O Lakes, Lutz, Wesley Chapel, and Zephyrhills. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/New_Tampa_Secular_Homeschoolers/

Tampa Area Homeschooled Teens (TAHT)
Tampa Area Homeschooled Teens is an inclusive group open to the families of homeschoolers age 10 and up in the Tampa Bay area of Florida (Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk, Manatee). We welcome membership from the homeschooling community without regard to religion, race, sexual orientation or ethnicity. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TAHT/

THINK- Tampa Homeschoolers Instructing & Nurturing Kids
We hold class days on Mondays, called THINK Day, during the traditional school year. THINK Day classes are held in Tampa on Hutchinson Road. We serve the Tampa Bay area of Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties. We also offer other events like field trips, kick ball and soccer game days each month. THINK is open to all although we do ask that folks read package food labels and refrain from bringing peanut/nut items to THINK events. Check out our website at www.think-day.com.

Pinellas County
Homeschool Alternatives
We are an ever-growing group of families who come together for socialization, ideas and support. We offer opportunities for homeschooling families, regardless of political, religious or educational beliefs. Our common goal is our children's educational future. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/homeschoolalt/

Homeschoolers of Pinellas (HOP)
HOP is a homeschool support group whose sole purpose is to provide support and opportunities to enrich the homeschooling experience without regard to religious or political affiliation http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HOP-Homeschoolers/

LIFE of Tampa
LIFE is a collaborative, alternative learning group that believes Learning Is For Everyone, and should be a rich and satisfying experience that creates a never-ending desire to learn more! LIFE welcomes everyone, of all races, ethnicities, religions, family compositions, sexual orientations, diets, learning styles, abilities and disabilities, and asks only that rules of civility, kindness and compassion be honored by all, for all. http://lifeoftampa.blogspot.com

Middle School GT
Middle School GT meets monthly on the 2nd or 3rd Sat of the month for different exciting adventures like Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Haunted Trails, Scavenger Hunts and so much more. We are primarily based out of the St. Pete/Clearwater area. But we welcome anyone from anywhere, and although this is primarily homeschoolers. We welcome anyone in the 10-14 age range regardless of schooling. http://middleschool-gt.tripod.com

Tampa Area Homeschooled Teens (TAHT)
Tampa Area Homeschooled Teens is an inclusive group open to the families of homeschoolers age 10 and up in the Tampa Bay area of Florida (Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk, Manatee). We welcome membership from the homeschooling community without regard to religion, race, sexual orientation or ethnicity. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TAHT/

THINK- Tampa Homeschoolers Instructing & Nurturing Kids
We hold class days on Mondays, called THINK Day, during the traditional school year. THINK Day classes are held in Tampa on Hutchinson Road. We serve the Tampa Bay area of Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties. We also offer other events like field trips, kick ball and soccer game days each month. THINK is open to all although we do ask that folks read package food labels and refrain from bringing peanut/nut items to THINK events. Check out our website at www.think-day.com.

West Coast Florida Homeschoolers' Coalition (WCFHC)
West Coast Florida Homeschoolers' Coalition (WCFHC) is an all-inclusive and diverse group of homeschool educators and supporters. We are characterized by uniting for a primary common goal: the purpose of providing the best educational opportunities to our children by homeschooling them. We are collaborative, means-oriented group that wants to pool resources and combine efforts in order to effect change, improve homeschooling communications within our communities/counties and to provide support and information to homeschooling families that have chose to use our homeschooling rights. Serving Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus, Levy http://groups.yahoo.com/group/West_Coast_Florida_Homeschool_Coalition/

Putnam County
Putnam Plus Homeschoolers
Putnam Plus Homeschoolers is an inclusive, secular support group for all homeschoolers regardless of race, religion and type of homeschooling. Our main goal is to have contact with other homeschool families. We meet monthly at a park in various parts of Putnam county to plan activities and let the kids play. We have a Chess club, zoo classes, Ponies and Huskies, field trips etc. We are a FPEA affiliated group. We post all our information on the group e-list. The e-list is a secure mailing list for the safety of our children. We are not listed in the Yahoo Directory and the messages are private to the group only. We post field trips, play dates, activities, ideas and questions on the list. We do not have dues or mandatory requirements.

Sarasota County
Sarasota Area Homeschoolers
This group is for homeschoolers in Sarasota and the surrounding counties that wish to be in an ACTIVE group and participate in field trips, play dates, curriculum, co-ops, and online resources. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SarasotaAreaHomeschoolers/

Seminole County
CentralFloridaPreTeens-TeensHomeschoolers
Central Florida's original and only teen homeschool group! This group is for (pre-teens and teens) homeschooling families age 11 and up (11 - 18) living in Central Florida/Orlando mostly covering Seminole and Orange county but all are welcome. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CentralFloridaPreTeens-TeensHomeschoolers/

HCECF-H.E.A.R.T.S
The Central Florida chapter of H.E.A.R.T.S. is uniting ALL local home educator volunteers for the good of our community. Originated in New Jersey by homeschooling activist, Michele Pulis, H.E.A.R.T.S. encourages homeschooling families to get involved and to help make a difference. H.E.A.R.T.S.' purpose is to unite a very diverse group of homeschoolers in community service projects and also to generate increased public awareness, understanding and acceptance of homeschoolers and homeschooling as a single focus - unrelated to any other issues. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HCECF-HEARTS/

Home Educators Network of Central Florida
Homeschooling group in Central Florida (Orlando area). We provide mentors to new homeschoolers. We hold classes and co-ops including art, book club, history, science and foreign language. We also meet for social interaction, playdates and fun! Our goal is to provide a safe, friendly environment for homeschoolers of all ages to learn and grow. We respect all homeschooling styles and methods. We are an inclusive group, open to everyone regardless of faith, race, religion or homeschooling beliefs. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HomeEducatorsNetworkofCentralFlorida/

Homeschool Cooperative Educating in Central Florida
Homeschool Cooperative Educating in Central Florida. Homeschool Cooperative of East Central Florida is an inclusive and eclectic group of home educating families in the Orlando area (basically Orange county, Seminole county and eastern Lake County) working together for weekly co-ops, fun educational fieldtrips, sports/pe days, etc for a diverse age group while maintaining and supporting the individual valuable educational choices each family has made.http://www.hcecf.net/

LIFE of Central Florida
Our objective is to provide opportunities for members to network with like-minded families to create both large and small-group activities. Our membership gathers together for cooperative and social reasons and welcomes families of all backgrounds who share our respect for each other’s likenesses and differences. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/life-cf/

Love2Learn Home Education
Love2Learn Home Education is a democratic, inclusive, secular group of home schoolers in the Central Florida area. We share our experience, strength and hope to enrich our children's minds and characters with co-ops, field trips, and holiday celebrations. Our members are equals; we conduct polls and maintain a democratic process. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Love2LearnHomeEducation/

Seminole Learning Community
Seminole Learning Community is a group for homeschooling families IN or NEAR Seminole County, Florida. Group interests include weekly co-ops, group events and activities such as park days, craft days and field trips. This group is open to families from all faiths and walks of life. All styles of homeschooling are welcome. All ages are welcome. This group is run by its members with some guidance from moderators so be prepared to jump right in! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Seminole-Learning-Community/