Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc.

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Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc.  
to Host Community EXPO 2022!

News | For Immediate Release
November 16, 2021
For more information, contact:
Rasheeda Denning, Community EXPO 2022 Coordinator | (386) 837-6270

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

DELAND (Nov. 16, 2021) – 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, 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.

Workshop Presenters include Jimminda Thompson (FLVS), Lorraine Tomic (HomeSchool Builders),  Ameerah Bello (Mathematician, Jr.), Stephanie Love (Step Up for Students), SFC William Taylor, (U.S. Army), Tommie Wofford (Playwright), Selena Seymour Dorestant (Speech Language Pathologist).

Opening Performances from Buffalo Soldier Color Guard Orlando Chapter, Bishop & Brother's Marching Warriors Community Band, Deltona Youth Performing Arts Training Center, Pine Ridge High School Choirs, and more. 

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, 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 FLVS (Florida Virtual School),

Mathematician Jr., Step Up For Students, Infinite Zion Farms, Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union 295 JATC, HomeSchool Builders, Mike Bender Golf Academy, AdventHealth, and Eight Cents in a Jar! 

For more information, contact Rasheeda Denning at (386) 837-6270 or, or visit the Community EXPO 2022 website at

10:30-11:45 a.m.- Vendor Arrival, Booth Setup

12 noon- Doors Open/Buffalo Soldiers Color Guard/ Brief Presentation by Community EXPO Coordinator
12:00 noon-4:45 p.m. Meet our Sponsors, Host Organization, Entertainers, Silent Auction


11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.- Homeschooling & Community Workshops


Enjoy your food on our dining patio as you look out at the beautiful water view.

Join Us for Tai Chi

-Face painting with Enchanted Colors by K. Ma'te'
-Games and Entertainment


Catering By Violette

4:45p.m.- Booths Close

5:00 p.m.- Event Doors Close

Staying over to attend Community EXPO? 
Book your stay with our group rate.

Our Food Vendors

Come on out and enjoy the festivities as we celebrate Black History Month and celebrate our Community together!

Community EXPO 2022 
Participating Vendors

1. FLVS (Sponsor) Florida Virtual School

2. Mathematician Jr. (Sponsor)

3. Vegetarian Homeschooler

4. African American Museum DeLand

5. Volusia County Public Library

6. Brilliant Minds 4-H Club

7. Lyonia Environmental Center

8. Samantha Eason-Homeschool Evaluations

9. Volusia County 4-H 

10. Florida Unschoolers

11. Blue Chip Entertainment

12. DeLand Lions Club & Leo Club

13. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

14. Daytona State College Science Club

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

16. Stetson University Bonner Program

17. U.S. Army Recruiting Station Orange City

18. Orlando Fencing Academy

19. Mike Bender Golf Academy (Sponsor)

20. Step Up For Students (Sponsor)

21. Columbia International University

22. New Hope Baptist Church

23. Enchanted Colors by K. Ma'te'

24. HomeSchool Builders (Sponsor)

25. AdventHealth (Sponsor)

26. Regina Caeli Academy

27. SunPro Solar- J-Net Enterprises

28. African American Military History Exhibit

29. YOC- Youth Organizations Coalition

30. Girl Scouts (Youth Entrepreneur)

31. Volusia County Solid Waste Division- Volusia Recycles

32. Deltona Youth Performing Arts Training Center

33. Pine Ridge High School Choirs

34. Votran- Volusia Transit Management

35. Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Books Library Services

36. American Legion Orange Baker Post 187

37. Halifax Health Healthy Communities

38. Bilingual Brown Babies

39. Florida Department of Health

40. Nicole the Math Lady

41. Florida Agriculture in the Classroom

42. Dream. Manifest. Soar, LLC

43. Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities

44. Bishop & Brothers Marching Warriors 

45. Old Schoolhouse Magazine

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

47. Infinite Zion Farms (Sponsor)

48. Eight Cents in a Jar (Sponsor)

49. PAL DeLand

50. Mother Africa

51. GO! Bubbles (Youth Entrepreneur)

52. W.E.T. Wear (Youth Entrepreneur)

53. T. Wofford (Youth Entrepreneur) 

53.. Stamped by FAITH

54. Embry- Riddle EcoEagles

55. Civic Communications 

56. Expresso Kids Books & Gifts

57. Divine Deliverance Therapy Services

58. Sherrise Boyd Enterprise, LLC

59. Jeremiah's Ice

60 Bethune Grill

61. Catering by Violette

While visiting the area, here are some things of interest you can do!

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, Jackie Robinson BallPark, Zora Festival

Painter's Pond


African American Museum of Arts


The Burgess Pavilion at DeLand Memorial Hospital


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

Click Here to Download the
Community EXPO 2022 App.
Just click the app link from your cell phone and save it to your home screen. Use it just like a normal app that works offline! 

Register for Community EXPO 2022 here! Your RSVP automatically enrolls you for door prizes. You must be present to win! 

Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich and help BHCFL continue its wonderful programs for homeschooled youth! 

Pre-Ordered Food Options
Vendor Name

For all those attending Community EXPO 2022 on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at The Sanborn Center, 815 S. Alabama Avenue, DeLand, Florida 32724.

Event parking for Community EXPO 2022 will be in the front parking lot of the venue, up and down the street by the park, if needed the VFW is letting us use their parking lot, and there is also parking in the back of the building by the tennis courts & where the food trucks will be. You can also park on the grass if needed. See you safely in 2022!! 

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Come out to Community EXPO 2022 and meet the Cow!

We're Proud to Welcome
Blue Chip Entertainment to
Community EXPO 2022!

Be entertained by the sweet sounds and cool dance moves of  
Pine Ridge
High School Choirs 
Youth Performing Arts Training Center
Community EXPO 2022!


Thank you SO MUCH to our generous businesses who have donated to our Community EXPO 2022 Silent Auction!
We cannot do this without you!