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Advocacy Organizations

Regional, national, and international organizations that advance the SDE movement (or related causes) through direct advocacy work and/or by supporting individual advocates and local organizers.

Divergent Labs

We are creating autistic spaces that make it possible for the genius, integrity, concern for details, and specialized focus that are the trademarks of the autistic mind to be expressed to and to create value.

East Bay Self-Directed Education

This groups serves the collective California East Bay to increase awareness of Self-Directed Education for local area families. Interested educators, administrators, policy makers and change […]

Eclectic Homeschoolers of Middle Tennessee

Formed in 1990, EHSMT our group mission is to support and encourage home-educating families that openly embrace diversity. Always feel free to share relevant information or ask questions.

Florida Unschoolers

A tuition-free, private/umbrella “school” (a legal entity, not a physical or virtual school) that provides a means for nearly 12,000 Florida unschoolers and homeschoolers to comply with the state’s compulsory attendance law.

Flying Squads Network

The support network of Flying Squads, a program specifically designed to encourage young people to take back their city and to again be accepted in society as autonomous individuals in a communal space.

Freechild Institute for Youth & Social Change

Promotes youth + social change, especially among traditionally disconnected young people. We learn, share, grow and support youth + social change through projects, training and research around the world. Also offers anti-adultism resources.

Frit Læringsliv i Danmark.

Interesseorganisation for registrerede hjemmeundervisere i Danmark og interesserede. Vi advokerer og understøtter også SDE.

Geniī: A 5 Pillar Genius Community

Network of micro K-12 Self Directed Learning communities. DEcentralized Learning, rooted in DEcolonized Parenting and perpetuated by DEschooling. Offers online support network for unschoolers, including mentors, workshops, meetups & more.

Home Education UK

A website that provides support and campaigns for parents and children’s right to home educate without interference. HE UK was originally set up in 2000 and now has over 150 pages of information. HE UK also runs forums and mailing lists.


Community learning resource network, built to support Self-Directed Education on the island of Martha’s Vineyard.

National Youth Rights Association

The National Youth Rights Association is dedicated to defending the freedom, equality, and rights of all young people by challenging age discrimination and prejudice.

Nevada Middle/High Homeschool Support

A support group to help and encourage others to homeschool through middle school and high school! The group consists of graduates from the homeschool community, parents, and teens currently homeschooling in middle school and high school.

Peer Unschooling Network (PUN)

A digital community for teen unschoolers to make friends, discuss projects, question the meaning of life, and support those interested in self-directed learning to take the leap.

Project DEFY

We believe that education must be brought back into the hands of the people, and therefore we envision a self-designed education for all, which is accessible, equitable and localised.

School Without Frontiers

An open movement which supports democratic, nomadic and agile education by removing partitions in all spheres of learning.

Slobodna skola-Drustvo za pormicanje demokratskog obrazovanja

A non-profit organization of teachers, education professionals, parents and children. The aim is to promote democratic education in Croatia and to work on starting up a democratic school. Seeking assistance from an established democratic school.

Unschooling Canada Association

A non-profit association aiming to provide support, information and advocacy to unschooling and self-directed learning across North America via Facebook and our website, providing an annual conference and monthly live webinars to members.

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