Class & Registration
The Sankofa Homeschool Collective is an on-going cooperative effort. Each session is 10 weeks long, with classes held once a week on Fridays. We invite parents to become a part of the planning process for classes that are held in the Fall and Spring. It is our hope that each session new homeschool moms or dads will volunteer to assist in organizing or teaching. In an effort to approach our teaching from a holistic perspective, we seek out instructors of color that are highly qualified and passionate.
We believe in creating a family-like atmosphere and affirming for ourselves and our members the choice to homeschool. By providing a wonderful combination of social and enriching cooperative courses and a true community of families who want to share the homeschooling journey, Sankofa is a place for growing, learning, and building community.
We are NOT a drop off program. We do allow mature teens ages 14 and up to attend without parents. However, parents of teens must commit to attending at least 2 sessions of the Sankofa Homeschool Collective. We are not a school, nor are we a hybrid-school. We are a homeschool family collective, and we encourage the participation and engagement of parents. We have found this to be in the best interest of the child and the parent as both are learning and growing together. In addition, families get to know each other during the 10-week session and new friendships are formed.
The First Step:
Why join Sankofa? Homeschoolers of the African Diaspora need a consistent reference group. Many times our children take classes and meet children, only to never see them again. Often when the season changes, our homeschool activities or schedule may change. Through regular participation within the Sankofa Community, children and homeschooling families can look forward to building relationships with one another, on a consistent basis, no matter their home school path.
Sankofa uses Yahoo Group listserv as our on-line base of operation, but in most cases, the true power of Sankofa is found in person, in small groups, meeting in each other's homes or sharing resources in a variety of areas.
Take the first step, join our Yahoo Group listserv before requesting to be added to the waiting list: