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Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc. & Brilliant Minds 4-H Club
to Host Second Annual Community EXPO

News | For Immediate Release
January 24, 2020
For more information, contact:
Rasheeda Denning, Community EXPO 2020 Coordinator | (386) 837-6270

Event to feature homeschooling & community workshops, youth entrepreneurship, food trucks, children’s activities, and more

DELAND (Jan. 24, 2020) – Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc. and Brilliant Minds 4-H Club will celebrate National School Choice Week by hosting Community EXPO 2020, a place for homeschooling families and community members to network, attend education workshops, and connect with organizations, college representatives, and community resources. The EXPO will feature an array of vendors, as well as youth-run business initiatives and children’s activities. This event will also include a Silent Auction.

The Community EXPO event is free and open to the public and will take place 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Sanborn Center, located at 815 S. Alabama Ave. DeLand, FL 32724

Workshop Presenters include Microsoft, Lorraine Tomic and Laverne Forbes of The Homeschool Advantage; motivational speaker and wellness activist Belinda W. Windbish; Nance Confer of Florida Unschoolers; author and spiritual healer Rev.Daya Devi-Doolin; genealogy instructor Adrienne Jenkins Hunt; Stephanie Love of Step Up for Students, and Jacksonville based dance, drum, and performance troupe Nkama Pan-African Drum and Dance Ensemble.

This event is planned to coincide with the history-making celebration of National School Choice Week 2020, which will feature more than 50,000 school choice events across all 50 states.

“If our focus seems broad and far reaching-that's because it is!” said Rasheeda Denning, president of Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc. “We don't just see the homeschooled child. We see the whole family unit and we have a passion for uplifting and supporting the family as a whole in whatever need they require. We have the Community EXPO annually during National School Choice Week to celebrate our decision to homeschool our children, to celebrate with our community in whatever school choice decisions they have made, and to be a landing point for resources and information based on the needs of our communities.”

Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc. has been serving the Greater Central Florida homeschool community since 2009, providing support, classes, field trips, and learning opportunities for homeschooled students in grades pre-K to 12 and their families.

Brilliant Minds 4-H Club is a Homeschool Club, established in 2015 under the University of Florida IFAS Extension and the Volusia County 4-H Program. Both organizations partner throughout the year to expand learning experiences for the youth they serve.

Community Expo 2020’s sponsors include Tower Garden by Juice Plus+,

Charleston Southern University, Charmazing Life Planners, Priority Credit Union,

Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union 295 JATC, a Caregivers Dream a Caregivers

Support, Division of Aunt Sarah's Travel Planners, Publix Super Markets

Charities, AdventHealth Fish Memorial, Balloon Entertainment Event Planning,

and Hannah Watkins with Aparo-Griffin Properties.

For more information, contact Rasheeda Denning at (386) 837-6270 or, or visit the Community EXPO 2020 website at

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As a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort, National School Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options for students, families, and communities around the country. From January 26 through February 1, 2020, more than 50,000 independently-planned events will be held in celebration of the Week. For more information, visit

Dear Community Member:

Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc., and Brilliant Minds 4-H Club would like to invite you to take part in Community EXPO 2020 where we are connecting homeschooling families, community members, and youth entrepreneurs to businesses, organizations, colleges, and community resources! As part of our ongoing efforts to support homeschooling families, we are now gearing up for Community EXPO 2020 and National School Choice Week and would love for you to be a part of this extraordinary event.

Event Date: Saturday, February 1st, 2020

The Sanborn Center
815 S. Alabama Avenue
Deland, FL 32724

Event Hours: 11 AM- 4 PM

This time Community EXPO will take place on Saturday, February 1, 2020, from 11 a.m. -4p.m at The Sanborn Center in DeLand, Florida. We will have vendors from every facet of the community. Attendees will enjoy visiting tables of businesses and organizations, youth entrepreneurs, college reps and more! There will also be free homeschooling and community workshops, children's activities, and food trucks!

If our focus seems broad and far reaching-that's because it is! We don't just see the homeschooled child. We see the whole family unit and we have a passion for uplifting and supporting the family as a whole in whatever need they require. Community EXPO 2020 is a landing point for resources and information based on the needs of our community. It is a place where we connect community services and businesses with all community members, as well as to provide resources and connections for new or returning homeschooling families.

If you would like to become a Sponsor, please visit our Sponsorship Page for more information. We are very grateful for our vendors and appreciate your community support. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at Community EXPO 2020!

Community EXPO 2020 Committee
Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc.
Brilliant Minds 4-H Club

For more About Us, Sponsorship, Become a Vendor, Silent Auction & Event Information please click our links or follow the tabs under Community EXPO.

Vendor Deadline was December 15, 2019! If you are registering after the deadline, we have the space and a chair for you but you will need to supply your own 6'ft. table. Also be aware that our printing and video are completed. We will add a flyer to accompany the Community EXPO journal to name the additional vendors.

Fill out your paper or online application. Easy vendor payment can be made below. 


Online Vendor APPLICATION 

Make your vendor payment here.



The Community EXPO journal will be given out to attendees along with a bag to hold their goodies while they shop. The journal will also be distributed among homeschoolers within Central Florida. If your business or organization would like an ad in the Community EXPO Journal, the prices are listed below. All ads should be in by November 15th. Click here for your Journal Ad Packet.
Business Card-$75.00
Quarter Page-$125.00
Half Page-$180.00
Full Page- $300.00
Entire Back Cover- $500.00
Inside Back Cover- $370.00
Inside Front Cover- $395.00

Ad Sizes

Community EXPO 2020 Participating Vendors

1. Tower Garden (Sponsor)

2. Charleston Southern University (Sponsor)

3. Charmazing Life Planners (Sponsor)

4. Priority Credit Union(Sponsor)

5. a Caregivers Dream a Caregivers Support, Division of Aunt Sarah's Travel Planners


6. Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union 295 JATC (Sponsor)

7. AdventHealth Fish Memorial (Sponsor)

8. Volusia County Public Library 

9. Volusia County 4-H 

10. Lyonia Environmental Center

11. Microsoft

12. DeLand Lions Club 

13. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Bear Management

14. Daytona State College Science Club, Women in Science & Engineering(WISE)

15. Florida Unschoolers

16. Great Tasting Tours

17. The Homeschool Advantage, Inc.

18. Orisha Sage (Youth Entrepreneur)

19. Step Up For Students

20. Denning Family SUPERS

21. Denning Kidz Boutique (Youth Entrepreneur)

22. Enchanted Colors by K. Ma'te'

23. One Blood- Big Red Bus

24. Los Munchies Spanish Caribbean Fusion

25. DaJen Eats

26. Kona Ice

27. The Doolin Healing Sanctuary

28. West Volusia Historical Society

29. Art by Zoi (Youth Entrepreneur)

30. Hunt's Business Solutions

31. African American Museum of the Arts

32. Samantha Eason- Homeschool Portfolio Evaluations

33. B4G Academy

34. Words With Garden

35. Votran- Volusia Transit Management

36. Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Books Library Services

37. stampedbyFAITH

38. Behavior 180, LLC

39. New York Life

40. Tupperware

41. The Home School Counselor

42. Usborne Books and More

43. New Beginnings Behavioral Support, LLC

44. Audubon Center for Birds of Prey

45. Bath Fitter

46. Parent Choice Games, LLC

47. Pure Radiant Beauty, LLC

48. UF Office of Admissions
49. Volusia County Schools, Career & Technical Education
50. Author Gentleman Jim
51. Florida Technical College
52. FL Department of Health- Dental Clinic
53. GO! Bubbles (Youth Entrepreneur)
54. Volusia County Solid Waste-Recycling Education
55. Rising Against All Odds
56. J-Net Enterprise
57. Buffalo Soldiers Historical Society
58. Gatorland
59. Origami Owl Jewelry
60. EduK Group
61. The Peoples Income Tax
62. Halifax Health- Healthy Communities
63. A Gullah Girl Marketplace
64. Melanated Mindz, LLC
65. Let's Dance
66. AP Photography, LLC
67. ACTS Mentoring Program
68. CATALYST Global Youth Initiatives, Inc.
69. Hannah Watkins with Aparo-Griffin Properties (Sponsor)
70. Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals, Inc. 
71. Balloon Entertainment Event Planning (Sponsor)
72. GPraise 106.3 Orlando
73. NASA Solar System Ambassador "Astro Skye"
74. PHP Agency
75. Girl Scouts
76. Emily Paige Designs (Youth Entrepreneur)
77. Volusia County Sheriff's Office- Community Relations Team
78. Farm Friendly Pet Sitting (Youth Entrepreneur)
79. Chrysalis Health
80. Volusia County Health Dept., Community Health Nutrition
81. doTERRA Essential Oils
82. Volusia County Teen Court
83. Troy University
84. Woodson's Wrap Shack
85. Anthony-Smith Law, P.A.