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Welcome to Indy Homeschool!  Indy Homeschool is here to provide  an online resource for all the best deals and events Indianapolis has to offer homeschoolers.  Founded in May of 2013, we are still very young in the blogosphere, but we are striving to make improvements every day to be the best we can for you.

My name is Steph and I am the founder of this site.  I have two boys, Big Boy (age 8) and Little Man (age 7).  I also have a husband, a cat, and a dog named Steve Buscemi.  I started this site because I love homeschooling and I love a good deal.  I would hear my friends talk about some cool class their kids took or some great game they played and I’d think, “oh man, why didn’t I know about that??”  So now I am scouring the internet and making the phone calls and trying to find all those great things and put them all in one place.

While obviously I am a homeschooling mama and I live in Indianapolis, I welcome readers from all walks of life.  While a lot of my content is local, a good amount of it can also apply to you no matter where you live.  One of my favorite things is to plan unit studies around popular media, and I love to share those here.  Also, if you are local but not a homeschooler, welcome!   I share very little that is exclusive to homeschoolers.  What I offer is good deals and fun activities for all school age children.  So please join us and take what you can use.

I’m always looking for new activities, events, and products to share with my readers.  If you have a product or local venue, event, or activity you would like me to review, please send your information to me at steph@indyhomeschool.com  You can also use that email to just stop in and say hi.  I love fan mail!  I look forward to hearing from you.

 

4 Comments

  1. September 24, 2013  7:16 pm by kerri Reply

    i was looking up info about homeschooling my son. this website showed up. i was actually wondering how to go about homeschooling my son.

  2. October 25, 2013  10:41 am by Teresa Winchell Reply

    I LOVE this site!! A friend of mine just sent me the infomation on the Center of Performing Arts in Carmel opening their doors to home schoolers for Sleeping Beauty!! Please let me know how I can receive information posted to this site. Could I please be added to your email list with important updates? We have homeschooled for 11 years and have 3 daughters still at home. Love all these home school opportunities!! Thank you!

  3. October 25, 2013  11:52 am by KJJ Reply

    Will you please add me to your email list? Thanks for the good info!

  4. August 25, 2014  3:58 pm by Joyce Rose Reply

    Letting the Home School Community of Central Indiana know about this opportunity for Sophomore and Juniors to develop leadership skills and learn more about the community:

    Applications Now Being Accepted for Youth Leadership United

    Youth Leadership United (YLU) is a program of United Way of Central Indiana. Our next training class (2015) will be recruiting students in fall 2014. High school freshmen, sophomores and juniors (2014-15 school year) are eligible to apply.
    United Way welcomes students who:
    • Are interested in community issues.
    • Are interested in volunteer service.
    • Want to develop their leadership potential.
    • Want to serve alongside adults on nonprofit boards and committees.
    Each year, YLU selects and trains 25 high school students from Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Marion and Morgan counties. YLU is one of several youth-focused civic participation programs offered by United Way of Central Indiana.

    Classes and activities are scheduled outside the school day and begin with an opening retreat in January and continue for six Saturday sessions between February and April.

    Training includes sessions on philanthropy and giving, board responsibilities, meeting procedures, diversity, consensus and team building, community issues, personal mission, hands-on community service and more. All the sessions are in Indianapolis and a $50 fee is charged each youth selected as a participant.

    Youth also become familiar with United Way and its community priorities and agencies. Program graduates are provided opportunities to serve on local nonprofit boards or committees.

    Applications are due Friday, October 31, 2014

    To apply and learn more about the program, visit www.uwci.org/ylu. Contact Annie Smith, 317.920.2565 or annie.smith@uwci.org if you have question.

    In its 20th year, YLU has previously placed youth graduates on boards with such organizations as American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis, Indiana Sports Corporation, Noble of Indiana, Marion County Commission on Youth, IU School of Medicine Adolescent Health, and Social Health Association, to name a few.

    One recent participant had this to say about the program: “The program taught me responsibility by giving me tasks to make me step out of the box, asking me to do things I never thought of or had tried before.”

    To learn more visit: www.uwci.org/ylu

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