News | For Immediate Release
January 20, 2022
For more information, contact:
Rasheeda Denning, Community EXPO 2022 Coordinator
Communityexpo2@gmail.com | (386) 837-6270
Event to feature homeschooling & community workshops, youth entrepreneurship, food trucks, children’s activities, and more!
DELAND (Jan. 21, 2022) – Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc. brings to DeLand a family and cultural affair filled with resources and information with this annual event! Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc. will celebrate Black History Month by hosting Community EXPO 2022, 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, including an African American Military History Exhibit, Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club display of bikes, Heroes Everywhere cars, Rebel Legion Ra Kura Base Star Wars characters, 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 12 noon.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26 at The Sanborn Center, located at 815 S. Alabama Ave. DeLand, FL 32724. Come out and meet Stacy D from Star 94.5!
Workshop Presenters include Jimminda Thompson (FLVS)"Empower Your Students With Our Virtual Education Opportunities", Lorraine Tomic (HomeSchool Builders)"The 6 Essential Questions Homeschoolers Must Ask Themselves", Ameerah Bello (Mathematician, Jr.) "How To Accelerate Foundational Math Skills in Children Ages 3-6, Stephanie Love (Step Up for Students"Navigating Florida's School Choice Options", SFC William Taylor, (U.S. Army)"March 2 Success: Pathways to Increasing Test Scores & Making Career Choices", Tommie Wofford (Playwright)"Black American Storytelling through Plays and Musical Theatre", Selena Seymour Dorestant (Speech Language Pathologist)"Speech Therapy and You:The Importance of Parent/Caregiver Involvement", and Dr. Sapneil Parikh (Sapneil Tutoring, Inc.) "New Digital SAT 2024 & College Prep".
Enjoy Opening Performances from the Buffalo Soldier Honor Guard Orlando Chapter, Bishop & Brother's Marching Warriors, Deltona Youth Performing Arts Training Center, Pine Ridge High School Choirs, and Inspired Minds Homeschoolers!
This event brings together culture and community. Make sure to come out to Build, Connect, Learn and Grow Together with your community!
“If our focus seems broad and far reaching-that's because it is!” said Rasheeda Denning, Founder and 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 to celebrate our decision to homeschool our children, to celebrate with our community as we expand learning experiences and connections, 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.
Community Expo 2022’s sponsors include Blue Chip Entertainment, FLVS (Florida Virtual School), Sapneil Tutoring, Inc., Mathematician Jr., Step Up For Students, Infinite Zion Farms, Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union 295 JATC, HomeSchool Builders, Mike Bender Golf Academy, Orlando Fencing Academy, AdventHealth, Eight Cents in a Jar and Seed of Melanin!
Black Historical Places in DeLand, Florida
Painter's Pond Mural Walk
The mural is in celebration of the People of Color who lived and worked in ‘Red City’ & ‘Little Africa’ and helped to make DeLand the vibrant place it is today,”
African American Museum of the Arts
This wonderful museum contains a revolving display of art, and over 150 African-related artifacts.
325 S Clara Ave, DeLand, FL
The Burgess Pavilion at DeLand Memorial Hospital-Originally constructed in 1926, the Burgess Pavilion was the first hospital to serve West Volusia’s black citizens.
240 N. Stone Street DeLand, FL
Further Out- Visit Bethune Cookman University(Daytona Beach), Jackie Robinson BallPark(Daytona Beach), Fort Mose(St. Augustine), Zora Festival(Eatonville), Bronze Kingdom(Orlando), Three Masks(Orlando)