Self-Directed Learning 101: How to Do More Cool Stuff as a Teenager

Urban Homeschoolers and Alcove Self-Directed Learning are excited to co-host Blake Boles in person this July for a three day workshop for teens! The event concludes with an evening for parents.

Blake Boles is an author, self-directed education advocate, podcaster, and founder of Unschool Adventures. His latest book is Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School? 

For more information about Blake’s writings, click here.


Self-Directed Learning 101: How to Do More Cool Stuff as a Teenager  Ages 13-17 

This is a fast-paced, inspiring, and hands-on introduction to self-directed learning for alternatively-educated teenagers who want to make the most of their freedom. Come ready to take notes, dream big, participate in weird challenges, and have a boatload of fun. (Based on the Self-Directed Learning 101 microschool that Blake ran in Fall 2020.)

July 14-16
11am – 3:30pm (bring your own lunch)

Day 1: Self-Direction, Goals, How to Learn Anything
Day 2: Productivity, Connection, Transitioning to College and Career
Day 3: Advanced Socializing, Advanced Productivity, Sharing Your Work

Price: $200.
Space is limited. Register early. To register, click here.

Single day registration fee is $75 per day. For more information and to register, contact Julie at

*Current Alcove and Urban Homeschoolers students will receive a $50 discount.


When: Friday, July 16th from 6 – 7 pm
Cost: Pay what you can
Payment at the door. PayPal, Venmo, check and cash accepted

The workshop and the parent night will be held at Urban Homeschoolers in Atwater Village in Los Angeles. For address and directions, click here.

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