Flying Squads focus on learning through playfulness but also address the topics of social justice and youth rights. We use the power of play to examine the serious issue of how society impacts young people and how youth can impact society. By experimenting with and testing the world through playing, the young people involved learn a bit about themselves while exploring their city with a group of other young adolescents.
Flying Squad Locations:
Canada: Montreal, QB || Mexico: Puerto Escondido || Romania: Cluj-Napoca || USA: Austin, TX | Brooklyn, NY | Dallas, TX | Grand Rapids, MI | Greenville, SC | Key West, FL | Philadelphia, PA | Portland, OR | Seattle, WA | St. Louis, MO
Montreal, QB, Canada
Facilitators: Racquel Smith
Ages: 6-9 (please be in touch about other ages)
Location: Parc Laurier, Montreal
Puerto Escondido, Mexico
Facilitators: Sari González
Location: Explora ALC Mexico
Cluj-Napoca Flying Squad is run as a part of Explora ALC, a self-directed independent school. Enrollment is handled by Explora.
Facilitators: Sonia Khost, Diane Ciuverca, Alexander Khost
When: Fridays 9am – 1pm(ish)
Location: Green School Romania
Cluj-Napoca Flying Squad is run as a part of Green School Romania, a self-directed independent school. Enrollment is handled by Green School.
Austin, TX, USA
Facilitators: Antonio Buehler, Ariel Marlowe
Austin Flying Squads are run as a part of Abrome ALC, a Self-Directed Education community that is an alternative to conventional schooling and dominant culture. Enrollment is done through Abrome’s application process.
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Facilitators: Noah Mayers, Isa Frost, and Seth Hawthorne
When: Wednesdays 9-2:45
Location: Grand Army Plaza, Central Branch Library
The Brooklyn Flying Squads are run as a part of Brooklyn Apple Academy, a homeschooling coop. And so, enrollment is done through the Brooklyn Apple Academy registration.
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, USA
Facilitators: Cassidy Younghans, Sam Flores
When: TBA (Starting September 2021)
Ages: 6-18, Younger Group: 6-9yrs old Older Group 10-18yrs old
Location: TBA- Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Contact us or sign up on our website: http://wildrootscollective.org/
Greenville, SC, USA
Facilitators: Jeana Jones, John Zebell
When: Wednesdays, 6 – 10pm
Location: Unity Park and the Commons
The GVL Flying Squad is run as a part of the Synergy Collective of the Upstate. Our summer session starts on June 7. If you are interested in joining us, please have your interested flyer complete this form.
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Facilitators: Jean Finlay, David O’Connor
When: Wednesdays, 10am – 2pm
Location: Hawthorne Park
Philly Flying Squad is run as a part of Philly ALC, a self-directed independent school, serving full and part-time students. Enrollment is handled by Philly ALC.
Portland, OR, USA
Facilitators: Bria Bloom & Niall Giblin
Wednesday Flying Squad
When: Mondays, 11am-3pm
Ages: 13-17 (please be in touch about other ages)
Thursday Flying Squad
When: Thursday, 11am-3pm
Ages: 8-12 (please be in touch about other ages)
Location: Alberta Park in NE Portland
Seattle, WA, USA
Facilitator: Susan Milton
When: Monday 4pm-7pm and Wednesday 1-4pm. Come to one day or both
Ages: Around 12 to around 19
Location: Various locations
St. Louis, MO, USA
Facilitator: Sarah Wallus Hancock (she/her)
When: Select Fridays from 10:30 to 3:30
Ages: Approximately 12 to approximately 18 (please reach out about your age and specific situation!)
Location: St. Louis city & inner-ring municipalities