Educational Resource Center of Broward

Groups and Resources

Groups and Resources

1. Home School Protection and Advocacy

Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) - is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms.  Through annual memberships, HSLDA is tens of thousands of families united in service together, providing a strong voice when and where needed.  Sign up on HSLDA's e-lerts and proactively make a difference.  You can be an effective part of the team by just simply making a phone call to a local or state representative, when needed.  HSLDA provides the piece of mind you need to free you up and do the most important job, parenting, and educating your child.  Check them out on the web at  © Site Copyright 1996-2007 Home School Legal Defense Association  P.O. Box 3000 · Purcellville, VA 20134-9000 · Phone: (540) 338-5600 · Fax: (540) 338-2733 · E-mail:  

2. State Home School Groups

State groups provide state information, resources, newsletters filled with encouraging and informative articles, plus much more. 

Florida Parent Educators Association (FPEA) - A state wide group that exists solely to serve home-schooling families in Florida.  The FPEA executes that mission through support for the legal right to homeschool, local school-board education and interaction, state and local support-group networking and listings, a state convention, local conferences and events, informative communications, and, most importantly, by giving individual encouragement. 

For more information contact:
Broward County - District 13 Director

Miami-Dade & Monroe Counties-District 14 Director

3. Local Homeschool Support Groups

Local home-school support groups provide local support, activities, and fellowship.  For a list of local homeschool groups, please visit the FPEA website:

4. Classes and Athletic Programs

For enrichment, specialized instruction or just someone else to help.

Christian Homeschool Athletic Association of Florida (CHAA) -  "Where Jesus is Lord and every child is a winner."  C.H.A.A. is an Athletic Organization created for the sole purpose of giving homeschool children all the benefits of an athletic curriculum under the guidance of professional instructors.  The Presidential Physical Fitness Challenge and Field Day is provided each school year.  P.E. programs are offered at locations from Homestead to Port St. Lucie, from Naples to Hollywood.  (See website for summer session schedules.) 

Sunshine Learning Center7 Years of Experience with South Florida Homeschoolers.  Classes for both the struggling student, and the student who wishes to excel further.  For more information call 954-971-7370 or visit the web site: 

5. Ministry Opportunities 

Ministry offers a great opportunity to develop leadership qualities in your children.

Church MinistryChurches can provide some great opportunities for serving in many areas: the nursery, children’s ministry, food ministries, as well as many others. 

Other ministry opportunity ideas that can be done in a small self-initiated group or with your family are visiting nursing homes, children’s hospitals, blessing a military family that has a parent absent, sending packages to those serving in the military and serving or helping elderly people in your own neighborhood that are lonely or in need of some service.  

Ministry Opportunities are a great way for your child(ren) to step outside of themselves and make a difference in the lives of others, while helping them develop a spirit of compassion and love for those in need.  Activities that help others are sometimes better then activities that are merely fun.  Fun is good, but service is best.

**Pray about the direction your family should go and be wise when discerning different opportunities.  Think about your child’s age, maturity level, and abilities.  It is the parent’s responsibility to use caution and discern each activity by considering what you will be exposing your children to and then preparing them for what they may encounter before hand.  We would never put our children at risk, (physically or morally), for any reason.  Consider safety when evaluating the appropriateness of any service.

Keep your families goals and needs in mind as you evaluate the different resources available.  Some offer more social or spiritual activities and others offer more academic.  Sometimes it works better to join more then one group in order to get more of your families needs met, some seasons you may not join any.  Pick and choose activities carefully and don’t get caught up on the activity bandwagon.  Raising our children to be leaders who are responsible, marriageable, employable adults with a vision for a life of serving the Lord, their families and others, is the best you can do for them.   

Equipping home-educators to run the race.

Thank you for allowing us to serve your family!

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