Dear Community Member:
Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc., and Brilliant Minds 4-H Club would like to invite you to take part in our upcoming Community EXPO as we celebrate our decision to homeschool our children.
Event Date: Thursday, January 24th, 2019
Location: The Center at Deltona
1640 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd. Deltona, FL 32725
Event Hours: 10 AM- 2 PM
We have been given an amazing opportunity to choose homeschooling for our children. Did you know that nationwide there are close to 2 million homeschoolers, with nearly 100,000 of them right here in Florida? As part of our ongoing efforts to support homeschooling families in the Greater Central Florida area we feel it is the perfect time to bring our community partners, our homeschooling families, and our young entrepreneurs together under one roof! Come on out as businesses and organizations in the community want to connect with you!!
When we ask the question, "Are you happy about your decision to homeschool?", we usually get a resounding YES!!
We wanted to celebrate that decision by bringing together homeschoolers and businesses and organizations within the community. We wanted to highlight Youth Entrepreneurs and have workshops to help the youth and their parents on their homeschooling journey.
We are happy to join 21,000 other groups celebrating National School Choice Week in January by hosting Community EXPO 2019 along with Brilliant Minds 4-H Club! NSCW has quickly become the world’s largest education related public awareness effort and they have chosen OUR EVENT to spotlight!! Attendees will enjoy complimentary yellow NSCW scarves that can be worn proudly as you celebrate your homeschooling choice along with us.
We have some wonderful things in store for you at this FREE event. Enjoy FREE Homeschool Workshops, See and Support Youth Entrepreneur businesses, Meet College and University Reps, Connect with Community Businesses & Organizations, Enjoy Children's Activities, and Meet our Community Partners.
Enjoy some of these wonderful speakers at our event!
Dr. Tommy Shavers will be presenting the workshop, "Creating a Healthy Homeschool Environment".
Dr. Tommy Shavers is the president of Shavers Consulting and Co-CEO of NESTRE Brain Performance. He is an NFL/NCAA behavior and performance consultant for
coaches, players, and support personnel in the areas sports culture, athlete behavior, and high performance. Dr. Shavers collaborates with some of the world's leading experts in the areas of cognition, neuroplasticity, sports, and behavior to address the issues of neurocognitive health, behavior, and performance of athletes.
Mrs. Belinda Windbish will be presenting the workshop, " Homeschooling on a Budget".
Belinda is the creator and CEO of Saturday’s Soap-pure and handmade. A wellness brand product line for natural and organic living. As a motivational speaker, trainer, wellness activist, yoga teacher, marriage mentor, Belinda has significantly impacted audiences as keynote from the platform “the gift of well being”.
Mrs. Dorcus Ethridge will be presenting the workshop, "Homeschooling and the Power of Community Resources".
Mrs. Ethridge is Founder/Director of S.O.I.L. Sankofa Online Individualized Learning. She specializes in teaching math and science courses and will be teaching Elementary and Middle School Math Intervention, Pre-Algebra and
Algebra I, along with a host of other courses this year.
Laverne Forbes, Educator. Mrs. Forbes will present the workshop, " Is Your Homeschooled Child at Academic Risk?"
Mrs. Forbes is an experienced and dedicated Educator who graduated from USF with a Master’s in Educational Leadership during her 15 years in the classroom. Her belief in education as a means to enrich and improve lives led her
to pursue the position of At-Risk Coordinator, in which she partnered with community agencies to reach disengaged students and strengthen their families.
Lorraine Harrigan, Pediatric Nurse/Family Advocate. Ms. Harrigan will be presenting the workshop, "Homeschool on a Mission".
Ms. Harrigan began her professional career as an Advisor to homeless pregnant teens and teen moms. Her success in that role confirmed what she had always believed: that her purpose is walking alongside families in transition. She has done so as a Community Birth Doula and Guardian ad Litem and, currently, she assists parents caring for medically complex infants and toddlers in the home setting. Lorraine homeschooled her children from grades 3 & 6 to high school graduation as a single parent and assists in the homeschooling of her grandchildren as well. She welcomes the opportunity to share what she has learned along the way with families struggling to find solid ground in their homeschools and achieve balance in their home/school life.
Who is invited to this event? Everyone! Homeschooling Families, Groups, and Co-Ops, Community Members, Businesses & Organizations
Many thanks to our Sponsors:
Sheffield Coaching and Chick-fil-A (Orange City location)
This 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 October 15th. Click here for your Journal Ad Packet.