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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

9:30-10:45 a.m.- Vendor Arrival, Booth Setup
11:00-3:45 p.m. Meet our Sponsors, Host Organizations, National School Choice Information, Silent Auction

11:00 a.m.- Doors Open/ Brief Presentation by Community EXPO Coordinator
11:00-3:45 p.m- Meet our Vendors

11:00 a.m.-3:40 p.m.- Homeschooling & Community Workshops

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

-Face painting with Enchanted Colors by K. Ma'te'
-Games and Entertainment
-Watercolor Take Home Projects Sponsored by Hannah Watkins with Aparo-Griffin Properties

Woodson's Wrap Shack, Kona Ice, Los Munchies, DaJen Eats

11:00 a.m.- 3:45 p.m - One Blood Big Red Bus

3:45p.m.- Booths Close

4:00 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 National School Choice Week and celebrate our Community together!

****Get Your Community EXPO 2020 Workshop Audio Package! Only $75!
Includes all 7 Awesome Workshops, recorded live by TECHTRON Communications!

If you miss the workshops at Community EXPO 2020 or you just want a keepsake, you have a chance to help out BHCFL and get live audio recordings of each workshop. TECHTRON Communications will handle the live recordings. All 7 workshops will be on sale for a donation of $75! Please see below to pre-pay or make your payment on the day of the event!

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. Chrysalis Health
79. Volusia County Health Dept., Community Health Nutrition
80. Farm Friendly Pet Sitting (Youth Entrepreneur)
81. doTERRA Essential Oils
82. Volusia County Teen Court
83. Troy University
84. Woodson's Wrap Shack
85. Anthony Smith Law, P.A. 

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 2020 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! 

Attendees can register for Community EXPO 2020 by clicking the link below. Register for this FREE event here!  

For all those attending Community EXPO 2020 this Saturday, February 1st at The Sanborn Center, 815 S. Alabama Avenue, DeLand, Florida 32724.

Event parking for Community EXPO 2020 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 on Saturday!! 

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Come out to Community EXPO 2020 and meet the Cow!

We're Proud to Welcome GPraise 106.3 to
Community EXPO 2020!

See NASA Solar System Ambassador, "Astro Skye"!


OneBlood's Big Red Bus will be stationed outside during Community EXPO 2020! Please consider donating blood during this event and give the gift of life. 

Thank you SO MUCH to our generous businesses who have donated to our Community EXPO 2020 Silent Auction!
We cannot do this without you!

Put in Your Bid for these Silent Auction Items at Community EXPO 2020! 

Item #1

FAMILY 4 PACK INCLUDING 4 Admissions to Daytona Ice Arena and 4 Skate Rentals- $48 Value

Item #2 

FAMILY 4 PACK INCLUDING 4 Admissions to Daytona Ice Arena and 4 Skate Rentals- $48 Value

Item #3


Normatec Leg Compression


Back on Trac Flexibility Enhancement- $100 Value

Item #4


Normatec Leg Compression


Back on Trac Flexibility Enhancement- $100 Value

Item #5

Two (2) General Admission Tickets to the Florida Aquarium in Tampa, Florida. 

$58 Value. Exp Date: 02/01/2021


Item #6


Item #7

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants

Lux Wine Tasting for Four

$52 Value. 

Can be redeemed at your nearest Cooper's Hawk location. 

Item #8

WaWa Gift Basket filled with all kinds of WaWa goodies. 

$40 Value.

Item # 9

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Four(4) Tickets for Zoo Admission. Exp. 12/31/2020

$78 Value.

Item #10

Orlando Solar Bears 

One Gift Certificate for Four(4) Fold Seat Tickets(first two rows along the glass)

$208 Value 

Item #11

The Florida Everblades 

Two (2) End Zone seats. 

$44 Value

Good for the 2020-2021 Regular Season

Item #12

Dinosaur World

Two(2) tickets for One Day General Admission.

$33.90 Value

 Item #13

Two(2) Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Single Day Admission.

 $238.68 Value. Exp. 12/15/2020

Item #14

Gift Certificate for One(1) Sip and Shop Great Tasting Tour.

$55 Value. 

Item #15

Four (4) All Access Tickets. Includes unlimited exhibits, 1 laser tag game, 1 ropes course, 1 4D movie. No blackout dates.

$147.44 Value. 

Item #16 

Florida Film Academy voucher for (1) month of Classes selected from their website. 

Florida Film Academy's premiere creative program envelops students in the world of Creative Arts! Students dive into film, animation lighting, stunts, photography, acting for the camera, visual effects, make up FX, Prop Design, and more! 

$200 Value. Expires December 2020. 

Item # 17

One (1) Chick-fil- A gift basket filled all types of Chick-fil-A goodies, including coupons.

      $45 Value.

 Item #18

One (1) Oriental Trading Company Merchandise Certificate. 

$25 Value. Expires 1/6/2021.

Item #19

Walt Disney World® Resort Four(4) One Day Park Hopper Tickets. 

$766 Value. Expires November 2021.

Item #20

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Two(2)  Silver tickets to one concert in the 2019-2020 Season at Bob Carr or The Plaza Live. Excludes Home for the Holidays and Special Events. 

$102 Value. Expires April 30, 2020.

Item #21

We are SUPER Excited to have an Autographed Custom football by Tampa Bay Buccaneers Quarterback Jameis Winston added to our Silent Auction. Make sure to visit our Silent Auction Area at Community EXPO 2020 on February 1st, and Support programs for Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc.

$50 Value.