Community Support & Services


The State of Florida and Lee County offer a variety of community groups that provide assistance to home education families.

Note: These sources are provided only as a reference and should not be considered as an endorsement for or against any of the parties indicated by the Lee County Public School System.

Homeschooling Parent Groups


Support for the Future

CHESF Homeschool Curriculum Sale
What: Anyone interested in purchasing educational materials.
Date: Saturday, June 13, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
 North Fort Myers Faith Assembly (7101 Bayshore Rd, 33917)

College & Career Center Workshops & Career Exploration
What: Workshops geared toward college applications, SAT/ACT prep, scholarship/financial aid, social & emotional college readiness, etc Workshop Flyer Details
Where: College & Career Center
Who: The Foundation for Lee County Schools
Date: monthly during the 2019-2020 school year
More Information: Kelly Thawley @ or 239-337-0433

Adult Education
What: Anyone aged 16 or older can continue their education…earn your high school equivalency diploma!
More Information: Adult Education Prep Courses
Resources to prepare: GED Ready & Test Scheduling

FutureMakers Success Series
What: Considering future career paths? Webinar with industry experts for health care, education, construction, business management.
When: May 5, 2020
Time: 6:30pm
FutureMakers Registration Link

CHESF Informational Meeting
Purpose: Curriculum help for homeschool families. Spend the day discussing homeschool, looking at curriculum options, attending professional development opportunities, and seminars. This event is free, no registration is required and is great for both parents and children.
Date: Saturday, June 13, 2020
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Interested in selling? Contact Leslie Edvenson at You will need to provide your own table (6ft or less) and set up is 8:45-9:45am.
Where: Faith Assembly of God (7101 Bayshore Rd., Fort Myers)
More Information: CHESF Homeschool Group

Keeping Kids Safe

Dyslexia Outside-the-Box
What: Support for parents with a child struggling with dyslexia.
More Information: Dyslexia-Outside-the-Box

APPS Parents Should Know About
What: List of APPS that parents should be aware of.
More Information: 6 Apps Every Parent Should Know About or 13 Apps Every Parent Should Know About

Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System
Purpose: The Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS) provides diagnostic, instructional, and technology support services to district exceptional education programs and families of students aged 0-5 with disabilities.
More Information: or Lee Schools FDLRS Department

Blueprint for Building Safer, Smarter Families
Purpose: Provide families with knowledge, language, and activities necessary to teach elementary school-aged children about personal safety.
More Information: Lauren's Kids or Safer, Smarter Families

Boys & Girls Club of Lee County
What: Character, Leadership, Education, Career Training
More Information: Boys & Girls Club

Family Supports & Services

Project Dentists Care
What: A local program that brings free dental care to individuals and families whose household income is under $48,000 a year.
More Information: Florida Project Dentist

Better Together
Mission: Keeping families together by offering support and preventative services that empower the whole person and the entire family.
More Information: Better Together or or 239-470-2733

United Way
Mission: Give. Advocate. Volunteer. Live United.
More information: United Way of Lee County

The Bridge Fund
What: To help bridge the gaps that exist in our greater Bonita Springs/Estero community support systems by helping people experiencing personal crises and by supporting education needs.
More Information: The Bridge Fund

Valerie’s House
Mission: Valerie's House mission is to help children and families work through the loss of a loved one together and go on to live fulfilling lives.
More information: or Valerie's House