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Area Resources


Homeschool Unified Sports Teams of Lafayette (HUSTL)- For homeschoolers who enjoy team sports up through high school. HUSTL has had fun with the Tippecanoe Tornados basketball teams (boys & girls teams) and offers soccer, cheerleading and volleyball as well. Check out their website (see link above.) to see how you can become involved.

Martial Arts -   Heritage Black Belt Academy  provides a family-oriented time for exploring the Martial Arts, and family participation is welcome.Taekwondo is offered at Faith East Community Center (Lafayette) on Saturday mornings and Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Northend Community CenterTaekwondo means “Way of Hand and Foot", and uses a powerful system of hand strikes, blocks, and kicks as a means of self-discipline, physical conditioningand self-defense. The classes can be an excellent part of a physical education curriculum. For more information, visit our website at or contact us at

Gym & Swim-  The YMCA offers a swim and gym class. Call tel:(765)474-3448 for more information

Family Sports Center- We offer open gyms for homeschool groups, leagues in both basketball and soccer, and programs starting at age 3 and up. Our contact number is 765-418-3740, website, and email Pricing is dependent on the program.

Swimming- competitive swimming teams (Even high school homeschoolers have some limited opportunities to compete on these teams.)
* A local swim team is Boilermaker Aquatics.

Wrestling-  program that is open to any guy from 5th through 12th grades.  We have a full match and tournament schedule where we wrestle private schools and public schools.  The team is under the umbrella of Faith Christian School and consists of guys from FCS, home schoolers and even a few public school kids. The season usully runs rom the end of Oct./beginning of Nov through February.  At this time it is undecided if this team will be part of ISHAA which may not allow homeschoolers to participate.  Please call the school if interested. 765-447-2727

Fencing - For homeschooled high schoolers.  Contact John Levy at

Gymnastics - classes just for homeschoolers with the Lafayette Gymnastics Club


Recreational Leagues

*Most public elementary & jr. high schools offer basketball & baseball/softball leagues. Contact the public school office closest to you.
* Faith Community Center - is a fitness center along with various sporting opportunities for youth and adults.
*Greater Lafayette Recreational Soccer Alliance for 5 - 14 year olds.



A book sale is held each year during the GLHEA Open House.  Details are given through GLHEA communications. 

GLHEA Classifieds are also a great place to post items wanted or items for sale.

An annual used book sale is held in Tipton each year.  Details are posted on the GLHEA website when they are received.


Indiana Signing Club, presents Signing Time Academy. This is a parent child program that is designed to promote bonding, literacy, communication, vocabulary, and fun. It is a tuition class, held weekly in West Lafayette, we sing, sign, read and do arts and crafts. Certificates of completion are awarded at the end of every class. Please contact me for a schedule or on facebook

Children in 2nd grade are eligible for Mini 4-H and 3rd-12th graders participate in regular 4-H. Enrollment deadline for a given year is January 15.

Sunshiners 4-H Club- predominately made up of homeschoolers. For more information about the Sunshiners Club, contact  Terryn Lindemann at

Brookston Clovers 4-H Club- For more information contact Jennifer Greene at


SCOUTING- groups that mainly serve homeschoolers


AMERICAN HERITAGE GIRLS- A structured group based on the Boy Scout model to disciple young ladies. Contact Anni Welbourne  for information about this group!

 Girls Scouts - for help in finding a girl scout troop or help in starting a troop , please contact Melinda Prickett.



Pro-Arts Program- youth arts program offering dance classes.  Contact Jamie West for more information.

Lafayette Area Strings
    Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass
Please visit the Lafayette Area Strings blog to learn how to get started
playing a stringed instrument or to find a group if you already play.


Music Teacher



Christus Homines Drama Troupe - homeschool drama troupe that meets in the spring semester and puts on a full play.  For ages 10 and up.  Email the troupe for more information.
The Master's Voice Choir
The Master’s Voice Singers is a choir comprised of current homeschool students ages 14+ and MVS choir alumni with the objective of glorifying God in how we use our voices. We meet on Mondays at Battle Ground Bible Church in Battle Ground, IN from 6-8 pm starting in August. We have one concert with 2 performances in late November or early December each year. If you have any questions or would like to audition for the choir, email the choir director, Sarah Shettle, at or visit our website at
Bach Chorale Children's Choir
The goal of the Bach Chorale Children's Choir is to provide musical training and performance experiences for singers of all ages throughout Tippecanoe and surrounding counties.

All children, ages seven and up, will be invited to participate in one of three different choirs. An audition is required if a child wishes to be considered for the Concert and/or Youth Chorus. Rehearsals are Monday evenings during the school year. They also offer a summer choral camp.

There are three choirs within the Bach Chorale Children's Choir organization:

Prelude Choir - This choir, consisting of children seven years old and up, includes those who have a strong desire to sing and are eager to learn vocal technique, sight-reading and performance skills. As these children explore their interest in singing, practices will be focused on fun, with singing and movement the primary guide to building musicianship.

Concert Choir - Based on ability and not age, this choir consists of children and youth who are able to produce a beautiful tone quality, have a good ability to read music and are able to sing harmony independently. They will sing challenging, quality music literature chosen to delight themselves and their audiences.

Youth Choir - This choir consists of our most advanced Concert Choir singers. Members of the Concert Choir may choose to audition for this ensemble, and if chosen, will have performance opportunities beyond that of the Concert Choir.

Auditions are held in January and August. Please contact Darcy Keegan - if you have any questions or would like to audition.

More information is on their website:


SMALL GROUPS- educational and noneducational based

A small group is a group of homeschooling families who get together for field trips, play days, and supporting one another. You can click on Small Groups to learn about the various small groups in this area.

A co-op differs from a small group in that the parents take turns teaching different subjects to a group of children. The strength of co-ops is that you can cover subjects that are hard to do at home such as debate, speech, drama, etc.

Wilcat Creek Home Educators' Cooperative (WCHEC)

WCHEC, 2605 W. 300 N., Camden, IN 46917

Board members: Nora Hopper, Sandy Bushman, and April Tegarden  Contact Information:

Meeting at: First Assembly, 108 Beck Ln, Lafayette, IN 47909


Elijah Group

Contact: Kelly Wallpe.

Lafayette Christian Co -op

Meets twice a month with classes in speech, art, Lego science, drama, and P.E.  We are a co-op and a support group, and have a variety of other activities we schedule for our group.  
To join together provide a Christian environment to expose ourselves and children to public speaking, to enjoy art projects together, to learn new things in hands-on science experiments, to teach those classes that are difficult or time consuming to teach on our own, and to foster close friendships on a foundation of Christ. All for the goal of glorifying God by sharpening our children like arrows, training them in the ways of the Lord, and supporting each other in our homeschooling journey.



This club is training teens to be effective communicators for Christ. Interested students can compete in National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (NCFCA) tourneys.  Contact Kelly Bragg ( or check out the Quo Vadis webpage for more information.


Classical Conversations Communitites

Across the nation, Classical Conversations Communities exist to complement your home-centered education and connect you with like-minded families. Our community in the Greater Lafayette area is facilitated by a trained parent-director, and classes are led by trained parent-tutors who model the classical tools of learning. Tutors have the privilege of encouraging students toward becoming lifelong learners while also encouraging parents in the classical teaching of their children.

Our three curriculum programs support your home-centered education by providing teaching tools for you, the parent, and quality educational materials for your student. Our guides, books, timeline cards, and multimedia resources have been thoughtfully crafted and selected. The math, science, literature, Latin, history, geography and fine arts studied in our Foundations Program represent a broad and interesting body of information. Our Essentials Program students work toward mastering English language skills and improving their writing technique. As students move into our Challenge Program and work toward becoming independent learners, they read, discuss, debate, analyze and write about award-winning literature—always within the framework of history and a biblical worldview.

For more information, please contact your local support representative, Candace Dunston, at  You can also find more information at our website,


Civil Air Patrol


StateWide Support Group

IAHE (Indiana Association of Home Educators):

The IAHE is a not-for-profit organization, founded in 1983, which supports and encourages families interested in home education. We define home education as parent-directed, home-based, privately-funded education.

Our primary functions are maintaining visibility as home educators with civil government leaders, influencing the legislative process to protect our freedom to home educate, publishing information of interest for home educators, and sponsoring seminars and events to encourage families.


I Stand with the IAHE



My business is called Erwin Tutoring.  Tutoring is done individually, in a quiet, distraction free area.  I use the Foundation in Sounds Pre-Reading Program and the Barton Reading & Spelling System for interventions in reading and spelling.  The Barton System is an Orton-Gillingham influenced program.  My phone number is (765)490-0768 and my email is  I also have an Erwin Tutoring Facebook page.  I am an active member of the International Dyslexia Association and have attended several dyslexia conferences.  In addition to tutoring, I have taught kindergarten and pre-kindergarten at Brookshire (formerly Burgett’s) Learing Center since 1996  and have a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Purdue Univeristy.  If you need any additional information or references, please let me know.  I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to help struggling readers.
Thank you,
Christina Erwin