LEARN is a secular group of over 150 families from all over the Kansas City Metro area.

When families participate in LEARN they agree to be respectful of others, regardless of race, color, age, irreligion/religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, marital status, military status, parenting choices, and homeschooling style. 

We welcome families wherever you are with homeschooling – whether you are just starting out, are a long-time homeschooler, use a virtual school, have children in school (exploring homeschooling or doing both homeschool and private/public schooling), or have preschool age children, and regardless of curriculum used or not. 

LEARN focuses on supporting homeschool families, and we look forward to helping you find your niche.

We invite you to learn more about our organization at the links below.

Who We Are

Our Mission: LEARN provides respectful and inclusive secular support, activities, and resources for homeschooling families in the Greater Kansas City region.  LEARN’s Values: LEARN is a secular (non religious) homeschool community whose unifying purpose is to support and encourage each other on our homeschool journey. We value the diverse identities of our members and families.… Continue reading Who We Are

Class Co-Ops

LEARN hosts three educational cooperatives (“co-ops”) to provide families across the metro with expanded learning and social opportunities: CIRCLE and SCENE Each co-op is a little different to accommodate the variety of locations and participation levels of our families. Scroll down to learn more about each co-op. SCENE Class Co-ops *The Covid-19 pandemic led us… Continue reading Class Co-Ops

Teen Group

Teen activities are a great way for teens 13 and up to get involved with a positive peer group! We host a number of events throughout the year including weekly gatherings, group activities, and volunteer opportunities. Most activities are not drop off events and parents are expected to stay or make arrangements with another adult… Continue reading Teen Group

Code of Conduct & Behavior Policy

We are fortunate to have a diverse group of families in LEARN who come from a variety of perspectives with respect to religion and worldview, parenting philosophies, and educational philosophies. We respect the authority of parents to make decisions that they deem best for their own children. It is important to respect one another’s styles… Continue reading Code of Conduct & Behavior Policy


As a 100% volunteer run organization it is important that we, at LEARN, put forth clear guidelines to facilitate a positive experience for both our member families and volunteers. Please be sure to go over our Policy Guide prior to participating in LEARN sponsored activities. It is a good practice to become familiar with this… Continue reading Policies

LEARN Board Members

Founding Members Jessica Mattingly Term Members Tina Tasoulas Stephanie Graeber Kim Crowley  Ashley Robertson Gretchen Lackey Previous Board Members Cheryl Westra – Member Emeritus Dionna Ford- Member Emeritus Jacquie A. Gorman Monica Jones Heather Wetzel Alisha Goodson Heidi Holycross-Lui  Antia Crutchfield  Erin Liner Raegan Buatte Jamie Ratcliff The business of the corporation will be managed… Continue reading LEARN Board Members