Support Groups

Anderson County

Young Adventures Group

Young Adventures Group was established in 2007 for home school children in the East Tennessee area to gather together for social events.

We primarily meet in Anderson County (Norris, Oak Ridge) and Knoxville Center Mall area. We have field trips in all areas. Majority activities are held on Thursdays, with field trips and social events held in the afternoon (approximate one pm.)

There are approximately 20 families in the group, with continual growth. The age range of the children is from toddlers and up.

Programs and Activities: field trips, seasonal parties, family gatherings, graduation awards ceremonies, monthly park days, and more.

Membership Requirements: We are an inclusive group, who welcome and respect all. We support the idea of obtaining as much information as you can so your family can thrive in home schooling. We encourage participants to join the Young Adventures Group Yahoo group or our Face book page to keep current on activities. We encourage your family’s ideas and suggestions to make the group a stronger unity.

Fees: YAG has a $15.00 family membership fee per school year (August to May), attendance of two YAG events per semester and volunteer for service job to stay active in the group and have access to the Yahoo message board.

Mission Statement: Education should be a lifelong adventure, where friends become family.

Contact Information: Kate Owens, founder 591-2142 or email Young Adventures Group was established in 2007 for elementary aged homeschool children in the East Tennessee area. We primarily meet in Anderson county at Norris Fellowship Church or Clinton Public Library. The time and Date When Support Group Meets varies between classes and other activities.

There is approximately 25 families in the group, with continually growth. The ages range of the children is between Preschool to Fifth grade (also have babies in the group.)

We offer many different programs and group activities , Classes, Field Trips, Seasonal Parties, Family Gatherings, Graduation Awards ceremony, Monthly community volunteering, Monthly Kid’s book club, Monthly mom’s night out are just a few.

YAG’s Mission Statement is Education should be a lifelong adventure, where friends become family.

We are an inclusive group, who welcome and respect all. We support the idea of obtaining as much information as you can so your family can thrive in home schooling. We encourage participants join the Young Adventures Group yahoo group to keep current on the groups activities. We encourage your family’s ideas and suggestions to make the group a stronger unity.

We ask for you to participate in one event per semester (twice a year) to stay active on the Yahoo message board. There is no finical fee for group membership; we only ask that you pay per event and make a donation to Norris Fellowship when we use the church.

Kate Owens
kateowens@bellsouth.net
591 2142

Blount County

Blount Home Education Association (BHEA)

To provide mutual encouragement to home school families in the Blount County area who are seeking to provide a Christ-centered education with a biblical world and life view for their children. Contact: BHEA info line, (865) 238-4323 or email us.

Campbell County

For the Children

A support group for Christian Home schooling families and anyone considering home schooling in Campbell County and surrounding areas of East Tennessee.

Grainger County

The Great Adventurers of Grainger County, supporting Grainger County, Blaine, Luttrell, Corryton, Bean Station and more. Contact: Melody Cline

Johnson City

State of Franklin Home Schoolers

An inclusive group open to all home schoolers regardless of race, religion, creed or educational philosophy without caveat, proviso, quid pro quo or any other qualifier. The State of Franklin Home schoolers is in many ways not a "group" at all. The group has no structure, no leadership, no membership - nothing official at all. Comprised of people from all walks of life, home schooling for different reasons and in lots of different ways. SOFH as a group is about participation and the groups strives to make all home schoolers welcome. Meets the third Thursday of every month at 10:00 a.m. Contact: Denise Skeen

Knoxville Area

Adventure Squad

Community-based eclectic home school support group primarily for middle school/junior high aged children and parents. We offer field trips, play dates, classes and Mommy Meetings. Contact: Penelope Whaley

Cedar Springs Support Group

Christian support group meeting the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Fireside Room at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church. Support group open to any home schooling parents. We have topical discussions and plan field trips for our group. Contact: Support Info.

Halls Home School Support Group

Meet at Beaver Dam Baptist Church in Halls. Contact: Deborah Tidwell

Knoxville Christian Home School Group

Contact Amy Hamby-Scott at 207-3833 for more info.

North Knoxville Home School Network

Support group in the North Knoxville area focused on group activities and enrichment. Meets the second Monday of every month. Contact Cheryl Massey for more info.

Raccoon Rangers

Support Group for Pre-K-3rd grade home schoolers in West Knoxville and Loudon Counties. Contact: Patty Leach

T.E.E. Co-op (TN Educational Enrichment Co-op)

Inclusive enrichment co-op for students ages 0-13.  Meets for weekly classes and regular field trips.
Contact:Pascale White 

Loudon County

Learning Horizons Support Group

Based in Loudon and Roane Counties, we meet once a month for a potluck dinner and a meeting or sharing. This is only for moms (no children present). We are there to support each other as home schooling moms and friends. We have been through life's ups and downs and taken each other's children to events when one of us is struggling. We participate in field trips and events together. We would love to have you come visit our meeting! Contact: Sallie Stroud

McMinn County

C.H.I.M.E.S. is located in Athens, TN. We meet on Tuesday mornings at First Baptist Church and have enrichment classes for pre-k through 12th grade. We have two semesters of 14 weeks each. Our mission is to provide an environment that promotes quality educational support and the development of social skills for the home school children and teens in a Christian context. Our Goal: To create awareness and provide a support system for home educators. To uphold, affirm, and assist those who are called to home educate. To achieve these goals while uplifting our savior, Jesus Christ.

CHIMES has a registration fee of $30.00 per year and individual class fees. For more information contact: Patti Gelineau 423-334-1470, Donna Dixon 423-351-9134, Belinda Judd 423-745-7092, Anita Morgan 423-263-4922, or Cheryl Wollerman 423-334-4588. 

Roane County

The Roane County Home Education Association (RCHEA) We are a support group for Roane county (and surrounding area) Home Schoolers.

Sevier County

Sevier County Home School Group

Serves the Sevierville area.

A monthly Moms Night Out is held for support and fellowship. Co-op group meets weekly on Mondays in Pigeon Forge. Monthly field trips are normally planned as well as other events such as workshops. We have an annual yearbook, a used curriculum fair, and a yard sale. Annual dues are $20 per family and includes a monthly printed newsletter. Contact: Sevier Homeschool

Union County

Union County Homeschool Support

An informal group that meets once a month to share information, conduct educational events or go on field trips. Members typically come from Sharps Chapel, Maynardville, Luttrell, Corryton, Blaine, and Washburn. Membership dues are $5 per year. Contact: Debby Morgan 865-278-3975