Learning and Families (LAF) is a Christ-centered community with a long history of supporting homeschool families in the Manasota region. It began in 1986 as a group of ten families in the Sarasota area and has grown to more than 250 families in our non-profit community.

The families of LAF are as diverse as their home education philosophies, but all are participants who join yearly to receive support, encouragement, fellowship, and enriching opportunities for their families. 

Our slogan at LAF is “Homeschooling: Don’t go it alone!” And our primary goal is to provide the unique support that homeschool families need. LAF fulfills that mission through 

  • christ-centered opportunities for long term fellowship and academic enrichment

  • mentoring relationships and encouragement

  • resources and information to aid home education and support the legal right to homeschool

all in accordance with a decidedly Christian bias.

LAF currently offers

  • Co-op classes for Pre-K through 12th grades

  • Special events

  • Enriching academic and social experiences 

  • Private social media network groups 

So, please, consider helping us serve and support homeschooling families in the Manasota area. Your tax-deductible donation is an investment in the lives of young people and the future of our community.