Northland Families Learning Together (NFLT) was established by just a few founders in 2005 to provide opportunities for homeschool children and their families to connect with each other through activities, support group meetings and - at the time - an email loop.
That email loop has since been replaced with an active online forum experience which connects our families in communication on a regular basis. Over the years the number of events and other activities to choose to participate in has also grown significantly as our membership expands each year.
The founders of NFLT felt strongly about organizing a group that would be welcoming to all with the intent of supporting homeschooling families who were looking for a group whose emphasis was not on religious teachings. They wanted to form a group that was secular and inclusive. That tradition continues:
"NFLT offers support to any homeschooling family regardless of religion, race, educational method, lifestyle, geographical location, or economic status."
WHO WE ARE
NFLT is a registered non-profit Corporation in the state of Missouri. We are a group of families who volunteer on various levels within our group to enrich the homeschooling experience for all of our families. Our group is governed by a volunteer five member board of directors consisting of a Chair, a Co-Chair, a Secretary, a Treasurer and a Membership Coordinator. Board meetings are held monthly to plan and organize. Our group not only functions as a support group but more basically as a cooperative. Together we offer wonderful parties and events as well as enrichment classes. Contributions from our membership are imperative to the operation of our group. Members can volunteer to assist the group in various ways, such as organizing and assisting with parties, teaching classes, cleaning up after events and simply helping out with various other duties as they come up.
We have approximately 100 member families each year, including about 150 youth ranging in age from babies to late teens. The membership is diverse in many ways, including homeschooling approaches, family size and make-up, spiritual beliefs, socio-economic status, and location in Kansas City and surrounding communities.
Our membership year follows the state academic year which is July 1st through June 30th. Please refer to the "Activities" page to see all of the exciting social and learning opportunities available to NFLT members all year long!
WHAT WE OFFER
To help determine if NFLT is a good fit for your family, we offer a free 30-day trial membership. During this trial period you will have full access to the NFLT forum and your family may attend all NFLT activities available during that month.
Throughout your trial membership, you will be connected with another "Ambassador" family to guide you regarding all of the resources and support available through the NFLT forum, activities, and building relationships with other homeschooling families.
If you choose to join NFLT, our membership fee is $25.00 per year (July 1-June 30). Membership allows continued access to the NFLT forum, a Membership Directory, homeschool ID cards, attendance to a broad range of activities, parties and co-op classes as well as voting privileges and serving on the NFLT Board. Please note that some NFLT activities have associated costs that are not covered by your membership dues which require the group to charge small fees to those participating in those events.
We do provide a sliding scale for members who join after January 1st as well as a scholarship fund to assist families who are struggling financially.
WHAT WE CAN DO TOGETHER
As a group we recognize that coming together affords us more opportunities to enrich our overall homeschool experience. These varied opportunities provide us with the connection so many of us desire as we embark on this road less travelled. Together we can play, learn, and love our homeschooling journey!