Posted 2024-06-14

New Groups, ASDE Discord Server, Support Call, and more!

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Newsletter Content:

  • Deep Lounge Place
  • Dreamer’s Deschooling Camp
  • Parenting for Collective Liberation – An ASDE Community Call
  • ASDE’s New Discord server
  • Seeking SDE Graphic Designers
  • Tipping Points Open Call
  • Upcoming Events

Greetings All,

For those in the northern hemisphere, summer may feel like it’s peeking over at us. Many SDE centers are wrapping up for the season, and summer planning (if your summer looks different than the other seasons) is in full swing. It can still feel strange to measure the year in this way, given that summer “break” is a concept based on the school calendar, but it’s so deeply rooted in many of our systems that it’s hard to imagine what a rhythm outside of it may look like. What do seasonal rhythms feel like for you all? Does summer just feel a little bit different? Or do you gauge the shifts of the year in another way?

In any case, there are lots of announcements, sharings, and summer things from the SDE community that we are sharing here. We hope you can build these next few months in the way that you desire.

Deep Lounge Place from Maleka “M”

Where individuals, parents, educators, and learning centers interrogate their indoctrination.

“Deep Lounge Place is my 8-month long moving meditation in support of individuals, parents, educators, and education entrepreneurs. It is where I tap into the six senses and my forever love of Deep House and Lounge music, in service of people who are raising children, educating families, and building safer spaces for learning and community-building to happen.”

To learn more about the Deep Lounge Place, click here.
To learn more about how Speak and Be Easy (SBE) emerged, click here.

Starts June 16th!

Dreamers Deschooling Camp

Click here to watch a promotional video about it.

From Lou:

“I’m super excited to share something close to my heart – the Dreamers Schooling Camp. It’s a virtual summer camp designed for teens and young adults to take charge of their future, highlighting their unique strengths, skills, and talents.

We offer a variety of engaging workshops and activities, from building personal websites and resumes to discovering new passions and setting meaningful goals.

Please do share this information with whomever in your network of organizations, schools, friends, and family that you think could use it. Reach out if you have any questions!”

Learn more here.

Friday, June 28 ยท 4 – 5:30pm PDT / 7 – 8:30pm EDT

Parenting for Collective Liberation – An ASDE Community Call

The Alliance for Self-Directed Education is hosting our second community support call! Our topic for June is Parenting for Collective Liberation. Our panelists are Yolanda Williams, Gruff Madrigal and Erin Jantz.

Join us for this opportunity to discuss the urgent need for a shift in parenting dynamics – to honor and respect young people and divest from domination and power for Collective Liberation.

Register Here

ASDE’s New Discord Server

We’d like to invite you to join the ASDE Community Discord Server for connection, conversation, and virtual events with others who are also exploring Self-Directed Education.

Seeking SDE Graphic Designers

ASDE is looking for a graphic designer or designers for a potential consultation on some of our projects. We’d really like to find someone who is part of the SDE community. If you’d like to be considered, send an email to Please include your experience level and connection to SDE and anything else you want us to know.

Tipping Points Open Call

Let’s have some fun! This Open Call is all about coming up with Unfactual Facts. The premise is to come up with fake facts about schooling culture to bring attention to some of the negative aspects in a somewhat absurd way. Each one should start with, “100% of people...(fill in the blank).”


  • 100% of people love being told what to do.
  • 100% of people remember everything they learned in school.
  • 100% of people agreed that if something wasn’t taught in school, it wasn’t worth learning.

Email your contributions to by Sunday, June 30th, 2024.

Upcoming Events

Check out all of these cool conferences and trips coming up!

*We just want to highlight that the application date for next year’s Unschool Adventures to Greece & Turkey 2025 is June 30th of this year.

Adventure in Alaska: A Trip for Teens

Jun 19, 2024, 8:00am — Jun 27, 2024, 10:00pm Alaska

Global Self-Directed Democratic School Conference

Jul 10, 2024, 12:30pm — Jul 14, 2024, 2:00pm Mountain

2024 Facilitator Training – ALC-NYC

Jul 11, 2024, 9:30am — Jul 19, 2024, 4:00pm Eastern

Not Back to School Camp – Oregon 2024

Aug 7, 2024, 8:00am — Aug 21, 2024, 8:00am Pacific

Northeast Unschooling Conference (NEUC) 2024

Aug 23, 2024, 12:00am — Aug 26, 2024, 11:59pm Eastern

Free to Be Unschooling Conference

Aug 29, 2024, 9:30am — Sep 1, 2024, 8:00pm Mountain

Not Back to School Camp – Vermont 2024

Sep 3, 2024, 8:00am — Sep 12, 2024, 8:00pm Eastern

Unschool Adventures – Greece & Turkey 2025*

Mar 1, 2025, 9:00am — Apr 4, 2025, 6:00pm Eastern European Summer Time

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