Eclectic Learning Network is creating space for families of color and underserved communities.
6

patrons

$55
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 secular, Black and Brown centered home education network; dedicated to empowering families through community, connection and awarenessess that reflect the cultural and interest-driven needs of our young people.
  • creating opportunities, providing resources and emotional support to families
  • exploring methods of deconditioning from formal education through self-directed learning or unschooling experiences and workshops
  • revitalizing the joy of natural learning
  • supporting self-directed and experiential learning experiences centered by our young people
Unschooling or Self-Directed Learning is steadily increasing especially within BIPOC 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 teacher training to create classroom environments of diversity, equity and inclusion. As a product of the public school system, I initially had difficulty pushing the envelope of my conditioning to explore learning methods outside formal education. 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.

Why become a Patron?
As a Patron of ELN, you decide the content you would like to see! From exclusive videos highlighting home education experiences to online sessions focusing on topics that are relevant to you or someone you know. Additionally, your monthly investment will assist in continuing programs and workshops to communities with limited access. 

Tiers
Engage
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
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. 
Explore
$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.
Community Partner
$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
$55 of $200 per month
Reaching my goal of $200 per month will allow ELN to continue providing quality programs and workshops families can enjoy year-around as well as provide scholarships to families in need.
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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 secular, Black and Brown centered home education network; dedicated to empowering families through community, connection and awarenessess that reflect the cultural and interest-driven needs of our young people.
  • creating opportunities, providing resources and emotional support to families
  • exploring methods of deconditioning from formal education through self-directed learning or unschooling experiences and workshops
  • revitalizing the joy of natural learning
  • supporting self-directed and experiential learning experiences centered by our young people
Unschooling or Self-Directed Learning is steadily increasing especially within BIPOC 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 teacher training to create classroom environments of diversity, equity and inclusion. As a product of the public school system, I initially had difficulty pushing the envelope of my conditioning to explore learning methods outside formal education. 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.

Why become a Patron?
As a Patron of ELN, you decide the content you would like to see! From exclusive videos highlighting home education experiences to online sessions focusing on topics that are relevant to you or someone you know. Additionally, your monthly investment will assist in continuing programs and workshops to communities with limited access. 

Recent posts by Eclectic Learning Network

Tiers
Engage
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
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. 
Explore
$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.
Community Partner
$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.