Welcome to Yawp!
Yawp! is a place for Austin’s unschooling, homeschooling, gentle parenting, and other philosophically aligned families to collaborate with and support each other as we combine resources and build community. We seek to nourish relationships within and among families, and serve as learning and parenting role models for each other.
As we grow, our goal is to create opportunities for the wider Austin community to join us in a space that explicitly values and respects all humans inclusive of age, ability, socioeconomic status, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, and belief.
Why a Place?
Austin’s homeschooling and unschooling communities are vibrant, and we want to nurture and expand the possibilities! Of course, a dedicated community center isn’t fundamentally necessary – each family is its own center of this lifestyle choice. But we found ourselves wishing for:
A sense of group belonging rooted in place.
An affordable, multipurpose meeting ground, reliably available during the day.
A place to hang out for hours at a time that actively encourages children’s presence, while also being comfortable and attractive to teens and adults.
A place to interface with the larger community that begins with our philosophy of respecting autonomy inclusive of age.
A welcoming entry point for unschooling families new to Austin, and Austin families new to the idea of unschooling.
Not finding this place already in existence, we set out to create it. We hope you’ll help us make it a reality!
About the Name
The name we’ve chosen for the space is Yawp! It’s a literary reference, a confident exclamation, the sound of freedom. Yawp! is a place where people of all ages and abilities can get together and play, work, learn, and connect. It’s a place where anything can happen!
Our Member Agreement
4548 Page St
Austin, TX 78723
Yawp! is a project of ACME Boardroom, LLC.