Eclectic Learning Network is creating space for families of color and underserved communities.
5

patrons

$53
per month

School is not synonymous with learning.

What if learning was a lifestyle?
  • An opportunity to embrace every moment as a learning opportunity, without the pressures of testing highlighting your failures.
  • Youth engaging in topics with genuine interest, instead of pre-defined benchmarks based on grade/age ratios.
  • Connecting with local small businesses to gain first-hand experience based on interests. Visiting local museums and landmarks to learn history face-to-face.
  • Receiving support from parents of various backgrounds and experiences to strengthen your learning journey.

Welcome to Eclectic Learning Network (ELN)


Inspired by my daughters, ELN is a member-based network; dedicated to empowering through community, connection, and awareness that reflect the cultural and interest-driven needs of families of color and underserved communities in Philadelphia, PA.

  • creating opportunities and providing resources for families
  • embracing empowerment and strength in learning
  • revitalizing the joy of learning through community, connection, and awareness
  • supporting interest-driven learning experiences for their children
Unschooling or Self-Directed Learning is a rapidly-growing especially within black/brown and underserved communities. More families are questioning the blatant and silent challenges that exist within the educational system: teaching to the test; school-to-prison pipeline; underfunding; overcrowding; bullying; biased curriculum; institutional racism; and lack of teachers of color. As a product of the public school system, I initially had difficulty pushing the envelope of my conditioning in order to explore learning methods outside the brick-and-mortar walls. After a less than savory discriminatory experience at a local public school, the silence in response to my concerns became deafening. Our family’s official homeschool journey then began, and it continues to be one of the most liberating experiences of my life.

Becoming a creator of Patreon has been a decision I have been mulling over for the past year and a half. As a Patron, you'll gain exclusive access to ELN's newsfeed and Unplugged video segments and more!
Rewards
Supporter
$1 or more per month 1 patron
By becoming a Patron, you will gain exclusive access to ELN’s newsfeed + Unplugged video segments. Let’s be real..parenthood is an on-call 24/7 long-term position with no salary or sick days provided. It’s rewards come in the form of firsts! The first moment those sleepless nights and repeated words of wisdom are embraced, you’ve been compensated for your time. This isn’t even an in-kind donation, because it doesn’t appear to be kind at all. So, join me for a bi-monthly unplugged video segment.
Shout Out!
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
All of the above, plus..Who doesn’t like a Shout Out! As long as you are a Patron, you will receive a shout out in an upcoming ELN newsletter serving over 150 home education families in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. 
Ask ELN!
$5 or more per month 1 patron
All of the above, plus the opportunity to Ask ELN! Do you have questions about the ebbs and flows of parenthood or unschooling as a family of color? ELN will address your question in an upcoming video segment. No frills, just honest feedback.
Become an ELN Affiliate Member
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
All of the above, plus

Do you represent a business and/organization that provide educational resources, programs, and/or events open to home education families in the Philadelphia area? If so, your business logo with a direct link to your website will be listed on the ELN website for 1 year. 

Goals
$53 of $200 per month
When I reach my goal of $200, I will gift 2 annual memberships to a family of color in Philadelphia.
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School is not synonymous with learning.

What if learning was a lifestyle?
  • An opportunity to embrace every moment as a learning opportunity, without the pressures of testing highlighting your failures.
  • Youth engaging in topics with genuine interest, instead of pre-defined benchmarks based on grade/age ratios.
  • Connecting with local small businesses to gain first-hand experience based on interests. Visiting local museums and landmarks to learn history face-to-face.
  • Receiving support from parents of various backgrounds and experiences to strengthen your learning journey.

Welcome to Eclectic Learning Network (ELN)


Inspired by my daughters, ELN is a member-based network; dedicated to empowering through community, connection, and awareness that reflect the cultural and interest-driven needs of families of color and underserved communities in Philadelphia, PA.

  • creating opportunities and providing resources for families
  • embracing empowerment and strength in learning
  • revitalizing the joy of learning through community, connection, and awareness
  • supporting interest-driven learning experiences for their children
Unschooling or Self-Directed Learning is a rapidly-growing especially within black/brown and underserved communities. More families are questioning the blatant and silent challenges that exist within the educational system: teaching to the test; school-to-prison pipeline; underfunding; overcrowding; bullying; biased curriculum; institutional racism; and lack of teachers of color. As a product of the public school system, I initially had difficulty pushing the envelope of my conditioning in order to explore learning methods outside the brick-and-mortar walls. After a less than savory discriminatory experience at a local public school, the silence in response to my concerns became deafening. Our family’s official homeschool journey then began, and it continues to be one of the most liberating experiences of my life.

Becoming a creator of Patreon has been a decision I have been mulling over for the past year and a half. As a Patron, you'll gain exclusive access to ELN's newsfeed and Unplugged video segments and more!

Recent posts by Eclectic Learning Network

Rewards
Supporter
$1 or more per month 1 patron
By becoming a Patron, you will gain exclusive access to ELN’s newsfeed + Unplugged video segments. Let’s be real..parenthood is an on-call 24/7 long-term position with no salary or sick days provided. It’s rewards come in the form of firsts! The first moment those sleepless nights and repeated words of wisdom are embraced, you’ve been compensated for your time. This isn’t even an in-kind donation, because it doesn’t appear to be kind at all. So, join me for a bi-monthly unplugged video segment.
Shout Out!
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
All of the above, plus..Who doesn’t like a Shout Out! As long as you are a Patron, you will receive a shout out in an upcoming ELN newsletter serving over 150 home education families in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. 
Ask ELN!
$5 or more per month 1 patron
All of the above, plus the opportunity to Ask ELN! Do you have questions about the ebbs and flows of parenthood or unschooling as a family of color? ELN will address your question in an upcoming video segment. No frills, just honest feedback.
Become an ELN Affiliate Member
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
All of the above, plus

Do you represent a business and/organization that provide educational resources, programs, and/or events open to home education families in the Philadelphia area? If so, your business logo with a direct link to your website will be listed on the ELN website for 1 year.