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Bria Bloom

What are Flying Squads?

A video explaining Flying Squads. Flying Squads, based in Self-Directed Education, youth liberation, and unschooling, abolish the lines of distinction of adult and youth spaces by intentionally playing & existing in​ the​ public without predetermined destinations or materials.​​

Just Ask

After a long bus ride to and from Gresham (more on that here) someone pointed out a fabric store just a few blocks from our typical morning meeting place. “I’ve always wanted to go to a fabric store…” one of…

Anywhere Without Books

One of the young people in the group frequently has a go-to every time we are sitting down to plan our day together: “Anywhere without books.” This is a response to the fact that we as a group keep ending…

Codenames

We were joined by someone new today, who wasn’t quite sure what we were about, what to expect, or what he wanted to do for the day, but he said he was up for anything. The group listened intently to…

TFS Portland

Welcome to the second week of the PDX Tuesday Flying Squad! This week started once again with energetic chats about books (which the young people have deemed TFS’ “book club”) before moving into a discussion about our nickname possibilities for…