Who We Are
The Preparing and Equipping with a Purpose (PEP) Co-op is made up of a group of home school families in the Brazos Valley who come together once a week to learn, connect, and encourage one another. Joining this group means becoming a member of a Christian community where families are willing to serve with a spirit of unity and cooperation. When each of us uses our time, talents, and energy to help, the group runs smoothly so we can all enjoy the blessing.
The purpose of the PEP Co-op is to equip children’s minds, bodies, and hearts so they are better prepared to follow God’s plan for their lives. The PEP Co-op provides an opportunity for home school children to develop accountability and academic enrichment, as well as experience healthy competition, teamwork, and the challenges of interpersonal relationships all in a way that honors Christ.
PEP began as the Physical Education & Play Co-op in 2009 with 11 families who met at a local park for games and free play. Through word of mouth, the Lord has brought more families to the group each year. He has also provided wonderful facilities at Central Baptist Church for us to use. In an effort to accommodate our growing numbers, we made some changes to PE in 2013 that included a preschool program, beginner PE and advanced PE. Realizing many families also had academic needs, we felt the Lord leading us to expand the co-op in the fall of 2014 to include academic and elective classes. We have also added an intermediate PE group, science fair, and student council. PEP Co-op currently includes approximately 50 families.