13 - 17 Years Old
Teens begin to take the reins on their education when they reach high school. Seasoned homeschooling parents may begin to find themselves anxious about whether their teen will be equipped for college or trade school entrance, and new questions arise about what it means to graduate your high schooler, how much is enough, whether dual-credit programs, online learning, or continued home instruction is the best option. The best way to confront the insecurities and fears that come up with homeschooling high schoolers is to be part of a team of parents who can regularly bounce thoughts and suggestions off one another. A close second it to connect with a local community college counselor to explore options.
Teens need life skills: how to change tires and navigate the DMV, how taxes work, saving for retirement, how mortgage loans work, how to make that casserole, what to set the washing machine on for that favorite shirt... the list goes on!
Emotionally, the teen years are about a search for true self - fidelity to one's roles, beliefs, dreams for the future. Adolescents ask themselves the questions, "Who am I? How am I to fit in? Where am I going in life?" Teens explore how they fit into society at large. After spending infancy and toddlerhood with parents, elementary with parents and peers, tween years exploring self in relationship to peers, the teen years are the final years of childlike discovery. There's still a need for play. There's still a need for nurture and the safety of home, balanced with the need to find a role in society that feels fulfilling and meaningful. As if they are saying, "Hold me tight, but let me go," they express, "Hold my hand, but don't hold me back."
AnySchoolers' Homeschool 101s and online parent meetings are great places for connecting with experienced homeschooling parents. Social pods and community events are great places for high schoolers and their adults to find one another, and AnySchooler's vision is to offer a wide range of academic programming and referrals for high schoolers to meet their education dreams.
- Thu, Feb 02Kansas City
- Multiple DatesFri, Feb 03Loose Park
- Fri, Feb 03Ernie Miller Nature CenterFeb 03, 3:00 PM – 3:50 PMErnie Miller Nature Center, 909 North, KS-7, Olathe, KS 66061, USABirds of Prey By day or by night, out of the sky flies a rodent's nightmare, the birds of prey. Using their powerful talons, beaks, and wings, they are some of nature's best hunters. Your group will see close-up live examples of these majestic raptors and their special adaptations.
- Thu, Feb 09Legacy Park Community CenterFeb 09, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CSTLegacy Park Community Center, 901 NE Bluestem Drive, Lee's Summit, MO 64086, USALet’s go swimming! This pool includes a 141' long figure-eight water slide. Spray features, large play area, and a zero-depth beach entrance, four 20-yard lap lanes, current channel and hot tub.
- Thu, Feb 23IBEX Rock Climbing Gym
- Multiple DatesMon, Feb 27Central LibraryFeb 27, 5:15 PM – 6:45 PMCentral Library, 14 W 10th St, Kansas City, MO 64105, USAAre you interested in content creation? Learn how to tell a great story and use different types of media to capture your ideas. This class is for teens and will be held at the KC Central Library Downtown for 4 consecutive weeks beginning 2/27.
- Fri, Mar 17Location is TBD
- Multiple DatesFri, Mar 31Rosedale Park
- Sat, Apr 01Kansas CityApr 01, 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM CDTKansas City, 1 Arrowhead Dr, Kansas City, MO 64129, USAThe Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5K on the Planet, is a unique event that celebrates healthiness, happiness, and individuality. Now the largest running series in the world, The Color Run has been experienced by over 8 million runners worldwide in 50+ countries.
- Thu, Apr 20The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
- Thu, May 04OP Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
- Thu, Jun 01Powell Gardens