We are a Christian-led homeschool support group and co-op located in Tampa, Florida, that is open to all homeschooling families. Our mission is to provide information, educational support, social opportunities, and community to those who are teaching their children at home. Our desire is to create a "home" for our families...a place for them to have fun, learn, play and ultimately grow together through the years.
SHINE offers a variety of activities like our co-op program, field trips, park days, support group meetings, SHINE Showcase with Kindergarten graduation, service projects, family activities and much more. Of course, all of this happens because of our awesome members volunteering as this is the only way we can keep all of our activities running smoothly. As a member, you will have ample opportunity to get involved in as many activities as you would like.
We offer a unique co-op for our members, too! Families have an opportunity to meet and chat with each other co-op morning before classes begin. Fun theme days like Crazy Camo Day and Cowboy/girl Day...throw some spice into our Mondays! Events such as our Beach Day, Family Game Day, and SHINE camping are all planned for either evening or weekend times so that dads and even grandparents can attend! Here is a sampling of our spring co-op class offerings: MythBusters, High School Biology, Crafty Edible Creations, American Symbols Through Art, Herpetology, and Introduction to the U.S .and Florida Legal System. Spring class registration is open January 3rd-6th and is available to all members registered and paid as of December 15th.
If you are the parent of a child grade 6 and up, check out our special RAY Youth Group activities especially for them! We have a heart for this age group and desire to give them an opportunity to spend quality time developing friendships with others.
And last but certainly not least, we have monthly parent support group meetings. Take time once a month to spend time with other moms to fellowship and encourage one another.
Even though we are Christian-led, our members are not required to sign a statement of faith. We want to offer a unique environment where all families are welcome. Classes offered at co-op are member driven. Some may be faith-based while others are not. Each semester reflects what our members are looking for at that time.
To access the full features of this web site you must be a current member of SHINE. To join, click on the “Request Membership” tab on the upper left side of this page.