HEY/Home Educated Youth
Group Type: Co-Op and Support
County: Benton, Sherburne, St. Cloud, and Stearns
Keywords: Christian, classes, curriculum, family, field trips, general, geography, organizations, presentations, spelling, teens, and testing
Group Location: St. Cloud
St. Cloud, MN 56377
Home Educated Youth (HEY) is a Central Minnesota home-school support group comprised of approximately 200+ member families. HEY is a non-denominational, Christian-based group that welcomes all philosophies of homeschooling.
Our mission is to collectively support the concept of homeschooling; To help our members effectively teach our youth through the organization of information and resources, to share our talents and experiences, and to leverage our membership size to negotiate discounts for homeschool products and services. The primary purpose of the HEY organization is the dissemination of homeschool related information to the members. One of the primary benefits of HEY membership is inclusion on the HEY Email list which is used to keep our members informed of the many events and activities available to our homeschooling families.
Within the main structure we have smaller ‘focus’ groups whose members share a common interest and often create co-op learning groups throughout the year. These small groups organize many activities open to HEY members such as field trips, theatrical plays, project fairs, and team sports.
HEY also maintains its own library which is free to all members. The items stored in the library consist of books, games and puzzles, videos, scientific equipment, unit study kits, and many other items of great interest.