Posted 2023-10-12

Happy October: SDE Youth Social Media Takeover

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Newsletter Content:

  • Halloween SDE Youth Social Media Takeover
  • ASDE is now offering Fiscal Sponsorship
  • Tipping Points Highlights:
  • SDE Flash Fiction Open Call
  • Recent videos
  • Upcoming Events

Lately, we’re thinking about the prompt: “School is dead!” What does this phrase make you think of? Does it invoke questions, concerns, wonderings? Does it make you think of school buildings being used as beautiful community centers for support, gatherings, activities, communities for people of all ages? Does it scare you? Inspire you? Energize you? Keep reading to see why we are asking.

Halloween SDE Youth Social Media Takeover

This Halloween, ASDE is letting SDE youth take over our Instagram page with the prompt, “School is dead.” We invite anyone with a social media account to do the same in an effort to highlight and elevate self-directed youth voices. Make sure to follow us on Instagram – @alliance4sde – to see what creativity ensues.

#schoolisdead #sdeyouthsocialmediatakeover

ASDE is now offering Fiscal Sponsorship!

The Alliance for Self-Directed Education is now offering fiscal sponsorship to values-aligned programs, organizations, and individuals who need a nonprofit to accept large-scale donations. For information about how to apply, or what fiscal sponsorship entails, read more here.

Tipping Points Magazine

Open Call: SDE Flash Fiction

Dates to submit: October 16th to 30th, 2023

From Wikipedia: Flash fiction, also called minimalist fiction, is a fictional work of extreme brevity[1] that still offers character and plot development. Identified varieties, many of them defined by word count, include:

  • the six-word story;[2]
  • the 280-character story (also known as “twitterature”);[3]
  • the “dribble” (also known as the “minisaga,” 50 words);[2]
  • the “drabble” (also known as “microfiction,” 100 words);[2]
  • “sudden fiction” (750 words);[4]
  • “flash fiction” (1,000 words);
  • and “microstory”.[5]

For this open call, we are asking for an original work of fiction that is 1,000 words or less. Whether you want to try a six-word story or something longer, the main thread we are looking for between all the submitted works of fiction is that they feel like they are in some way related to self-directed education. We’re intentionally leaving a lot of room for interpretation because we think SDE can be very broad. If we can’t see the connection, we may ask for clarification or editing. We’re excited to see what gets created! Send your submission to by October 30th.

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Upcoming Events

College Admissions for Homeschooled Applicants

  • Oct 16, 2023, 7:00pm — Oct 16, 2023, 8:00pm EDT
  • Homeschooling for the first time? Still considering? Perhaps you’re worried college will be harder to get into. It’s not. The homeschooling to college path is well-paved. We’ll help demystify it for you.
  • Creating Self-Directed Education Centers

  • Oct 18, 2023, 9:00am — Oct 18, 2023, 10:00am EDT
  • A free webinar about how to create a self-directed education center in your community.
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