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Local homeschool community sees increase in interest during COVID-19

More and more families are considering homeschooling their children as the Coronavirus Pandemic continues.

According to a poll by the Federation for Children, 40% of families are more likely to homeschool after COVID-19 lockdowns.

Local homeschooling community, Arrows, has already seen an increase in interest in programs.

“I have information meetings once or twice a month and those have normally been 10 to 12 people that are interested and now its like 30 to 40. I have one tonight that’s 50 people,” said Arrows director, Becky Abrams, “We actually have some people joining us this fall who were already contemplating homeschooling and this was kind of the push they needed.”

Abrams is encouraging parents to ask questions and to not let the stigma surrounding homeschooling prevent you from taking a closure look.

“You don’t have to fit a certain ideology to be a homeschooler and there is support. Get plugged in to groups and start asking questions, there are a lot of people that want to help,” said Abrams.

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