Current & Past Members Share their Thoughts
When I was homeschooled in the nineties, my mom and I tried countless times to find a co-op where we could fit in. Homschooling was newly legal when we started and those that organized the local co-ops had very different ideas on the subject. We inevitably gave up trying after many failed attempts.
In my high school years, volunteering in my community filled the social gaps.
As an adult, I dreaded the thought of homeschooling because I didn't want to deal with the rollercoaster of drama and isolation I felt growing up. I thought if I joined a co-op, I would have to deal with women who fight all the time. If I didn't join a co-op, my children would be terribly lonely and socially awkward.
When I found West Texas Homeschool Co-op I never imaged that a wonderful and accepting community, that is governed by kindess and integrity, existed. That families from all walks of life would be able to collaborate and cooperate to provide excellent educational opportunities for our children. That our children would have the chance to explore their world and be encouraged to find their purpose.
I am eternally grateful for all of the amazing experiences we have had and all of the things we have learned.
Janine Deckard, DTM
Mother of three, 17, 13 and 6
The adequate words do not exist to describe the wonderful community this homeschool coop has given us. Moving from Colorado to Midland has been one of the best decisions we have ever made. I never thought I would have said that when we were making the transition here only a few months ago. Before we came, homeschooling was never even a consideration for us. But circumstances led us down this path, and I cannot believe the blessings that have turned up. The community is more than I ever could have asked for. My daughter and I have found more friends and support than we ever could have imagined. To the director and leaders of this coop- Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for offering this to all of us!
Meagan & Evie
"This right here is why our co-op is so incredibly valuable to me. When we first moved here and I was looking for a group for our family, I came across several that were so restrictive, not inclusive, and frankly not very welcoming at all. I was worried that we wouldn’t find our community.... and then I found WTHC.
WTHC says they welcome EVERYONE and they have proven that time and again. Everyone is welcome, everyone is respected, everyone is loved. It’s an unbelievably beautiful community of people that has been a giant blessing in our lives. I’ve met some of my very closest friends here in West Texas at the co-op and I couldn’t be more grateful for that."