There are tons of classes, sports, and activities for homeschoolers in and around Lubbock. But sometimes your child will have an interest and you can’t find it locally. What do you do?
Every homeschool activity – class, sport, field trip, what have you – offered in Lubbock started with a parent who wanted to provide an opportunity for their child. Sometimes when you’re looking, you find just what you need. Other times, it’s just not there.
There are a couple of ways you can approach this:
1) Ask on your online groups, Facebook, local support groups, and other parents if anyone knows of an opportunity.
2) Find someone who is willing to teach, coach, or host the activity you are looking for and see if they’ll offer it for homeschoolers at a time and place that meets your needs.
3) If all else fails, do like many of us do and create the opportunity yourself. Find out what it takes, find a place, and teach, coach, or host it yourself.
You may be saying, “Well, I don’t know how to do it! I’m clueless!” Yes, we understand; we’ve been there. But you owe it to your child to try. Anything is possible!
Many local homeschool moms (and some dads!) have started dance clubs, robotics teams (multiple moms have done this one!), swim teams, track teams, organized field trips through bakeries, museums, etc., offered classes in Spanish, French, Latin, English (!), engineering, journalism, drama, writing, biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, computer skills, and well… the list could go on forever!
If your child wants something that isn’t offered locally or in a venue you can use, make it happen! All you have to do is learn a few minutes faster than they do. 🙂 Well, and truthfully, once kids hit junior high or so, they can often self-lead a learning club or team with just a watchful adult eye to keep mass mayhem and destruction under control.
And usually if your child is interested in a topic or activity, so are other kids. It’s an awesome way for them to meet like-minded children and for you to meet other homeschool parents. Not to mention, you’re going to be teaching your child to teach themselves as you learn enough to lead them or as you support them as they lead it themselves.
Go forth and conquer!