This is the place for contact info for co-ops and other non-professional groups. Curriculum-specific groups, 4-H, book clubs, homeschool scout troops, sports teams, may be included here.


Classical Conversations

Classical Conversations supports families using the Classical Method of homeschooling. The group meets on Thursdays in Monticello. Contact Shirley Gust for details at 763-682-4894

North West Metro Homeschoolers

North West Metro Homeschoolers supports one another in a positive environment on their home school journey. We work together to provide our children and their families lasting friendships, social and educational opportunities. We are a group of 50+ homeschooling families in the Big Lake, Elk River, Monticello, St. Michael, and surrounding areas. We welcome all homeschool families regardless of their faith, beliefs, disabilities or how they choose to home school. Our children’s ages range from newborn to 14 years old. For more information please see our yahoo group. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nwmh/ or contact Kari Strunc nkcstrunc@yahoo.com

FEET Co-op

FEET(Families Embracing Elements of Teaching) is a home school cooperative of Christian families. FEET works to provide both support and education for moms and students. Student classes, taught by paid educators, are offered for children from preschool through high school. FEET meets every second and fourth Monday of each month at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Buffalo, MN. While children attend classes, moms meet for prayer, fellowship, and topical discussion. Families stay on the church premises during class time. Class sizes are limited, so if you are interested in FEET, please fill in the contact sheet on the FEET website and the FEET coordinator will contact you. http://feetcoop.org

Holy Family Homeschool, Monticello

A Catholic home school group, primarily of parishoners at St. Henry's in Monticello (we live in Elk River, Otsego, Big Lake, Becker, Monticello, Albertville/St. Michael, and Buffalo.) We have a planning meeting to schedule monthly events. We use the parish center as well as member homes for our monthly theme activities, we schedule field trips and community service projects, and have Holy Day/ Feast Day/ Holiday gatherings. Children and Teens make up this group, so there are opps for the whole family!
Contact Melissa Michalek if you're in our area and looking for a group. (This info was copied off another site, and no contact info was provided)

4-H

Two clubs in Wright County are primarily homeschoolers.
Facebook page for all Wright County 4-H: http://www.facebook.com/4HWrightCounty
Info for all Wright County 4-H: http://www.extension.umn.edu/county/template/index.aspx?pID=1&countyID=88
List of all Wright County 4-H clubs http://www.extension.umn.edu/county/Wright/news/clubinfosheet.pdf

Lucky Loons 4-H

Meets 2nd Fridays at 1:00, Government Center, room 120
For info contact Rhonda Lemmon 763-682-6996 or Annette Muckenhirn 763-682-9460
Offered at Monthly Meetings: A game is played before every meeting. After each meeting they alternate between a community service or a recreational activity.
Special Meeting Activities: Square dance, ski outing, carve pumpkins for the nursing home residents, ring bells at Christmas time for the Salvation Army.

Wright Explorers 4-H

Meets 2nd Friday of the Month @ 1:30 pm, Silver Creek Township Hall
For info contact Roberta Lexvold 320-398-2287
Offered at Monthly Meetings:
Special Meeting Activities: Geocaching, Share-the-Fun, ice skating, field trips, project meetings, community service - cookie trays to foodshelf, and annual variety show at care center.

Nighthawk Athletics

Based in Hanover, Nighthawk Athletics currently consists of Cross-country (fall) and Track and Field (spring) teams for middle and high-schoolers. They compete against public and private schools as part of the MN state high school league. Practice schedules and locations vary. They can be contacted through the "contact" page on their website.
http://nighthawkathletics.blogspot.com/

Unschoolers

http://unschoolers.com/minnesota.html An extensive list of links to many support groups and organizations around the state.