The term Alliance in the organization’s name emphasizes its goal of bringing together various organizations and individuals who are already actively promoting and enabling Self-Directed Education. Learning from and amplifying each other’s efforts supports all of our growth and the growth of our movement! The organizers of the Alliance recognize that there are many ways to practice and support Self-Directed Education. If you our mission resonates with you and it feels like your efforts are aligned with ours, come join us! There are many ways to be involved with the SDE movement!
Ways anyone can support our work — beyond the crucial personal work and local organizing folks do every day to support young people’s freedom — include donating to support our ongoing work and sharing links to our site and social media. Practitioners, parents, facilitators, advocates, accomplices, organizations, and others regularly engaged in Self-Directed Education are encouraged to become a member and explore the member forums, Resource Directory, and other information sharing projects that pop up. We currently offer support for folks to organize local SDE groups and begin to create a network to support, advocate, and connect nearby community members. Other asks and initiatives are ever emergent! Enthusiastic about libraries? Research? Editing, translating, or cataloguing? Want to offer a webinar series or your expertise advocating for policy changes that will support of self-directed learners and their families? Check out current opportunities and requests at ASDE’s volunteer opportunities page and see what fits with your passion, interests, and skills, or contact us and suggest an idea of your own!