Raising Free People Network helps families, organizations, and corporations to examine, assess, and solve big issues in education, leadership, and personal development. By tapping into techniques and philosophies from the unschooling and deschooling movements, our network uses independent broadcast media along with live trainings and events to sustain cultures of belonging, equity, and confident autonomy.

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Raising Free People™

Raising Free People Network co-founder, Akilah S. Richards did an unschooling TEDx Talk where she examines the ways that we’ve accepted coercive, emotionally and physically damaging habits as a normal part of adult-child relationships. With a focus on deschooling one’s self, decolonizing education, and exploring radical self-expression, her speech about unschooling both challenges and informs us to push past coercion and fear, and walk toward a model for living with children that centers community, addresses social justice issues, and believes in trusting and respecting children.
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shedding the programming and habits that resulted from other people’s agency over your time, body, thoughts, or actions. Designing and practicing beliefs that align with your desire to thrive, be happy, and succeed.



From BIPoC communities immersed in the philosophies and practices of raising free people. 

It wasn't my first, but @fareofthefreechild was the one [podcast] that hit me in a way that made me feel truly represented and craved more of the conversations that were happening. I even tried to host listening parties with the homeschooling families.


@fareofthefreechild has helped me to BREAK FREE from much of my systematic thinking. Public and private schools teach our children what "they" want them to know. I am so thankful for the WORK you. Keep spreading awareness.


A child-trusting, anti-oppression, liberatory, love-centered approach to parenting and caregiving. It is also creating and expanding communities of confident, capable people who understand how they learn best, and how to work collaboratively to learn and solve things.