BigFish is part of the Liberated Learners network and is  1 of 12 centers who support youth to self-direct their education, with member programs across the United States and Canada. Liberated Learners provides leadership to the movement as a whole and mentors groups around the country looking to start their own programs. 

BigFish is a member of The Alliance for Self-Directed Education  an organization dedicated to informing people about the benefits of, and methods for, allowing children and adolescents to direct their own education. The Alliance’s ultimate goal, its vision, is a world in which Self-Directed Education is embraced as a cultural norm and is available to all children, everywhere, regardless of their family’s status, race, or income.