Updated 2023-12-19

Wildling Collective

Whole-family social support for unschoolers + homeschoolers along the Front Range.
Christine Emming organizer
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Arvada, CO 
United States
Weekly member meetup near Kipling Street + Ralston Road intersection. Plus park + hiking days that rotate within a 15-mile radius.

SDE Optimizing Conditions

ASDE surveys all SDE communities/programs about how they provide, enhance, or align with each of the Six Optimizing Conditions for young people to succeed in SDE.  Survey answers:
  1. Responsibility – Kids + adults suggest semester itinerary topics, then get involved to bring their suggestions to life. Example: Geography was split by family, each pursuing their own way to present their country of choice, the only shared prop a world map.
  2. Youth Autonomy – We offer shared tools, games, art supplies + safe spaces. No one is required to participate in the day's schedule + the kids often play outdoors all day.
  3. Access to Tools and Technology – As of right now, we do not have shared computers unless we bring in those tools for a project. Our facility does have internet + the kids/adults can use phones/iPads, etc.
  4. Adult Allies – Never grading or testing. We currently are a whole-family space, so lots of allies. But people are at different points in their deschooling journeys + we have conversations when we hit any friction.
  5. Free Age Mixing – 100% - current ages are 6-52.
  6. Community – Community is our jam! We're 100% collaborative + members of all ages know their voice counts.

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