Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida Inc.

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Our Story

We've loved every minute of our journey....

This group was started with the intention of finding other families of color in the Central Florida area that were educating their children at home. A place for support, motivation, and comfort in sharing experiences unique to the black community and the education of our black children. Established for support, motivation, and hopefully enduring friendships. One Yahoo Group with one member, grew to 3, to 5, to now 25 plus homeschooling families and counting. We found that families were scattered throughout the state and that there was a strong need, not only in the state of Florida, but beyond. Families from areas throughout the U.S. began to find us, join us, and share, learn and grow.  

An Idea is Born

Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, a networking organization, founded by Rasheeda Denning in 2009, was created to serve the community by providing assistance with information about getting started homeschooling, networking/connecting veteran families with new families, recommending resources such as books, music, films, speaking information, curriculum, etc. 

To reach more people, Mrs. Denning decided to turn to Facebook. This Social networking has proven to be worth its weight in gold as it has connected our brothers and sisters as we share information with one another, and create bonds.

Sisterhood Abounds

Doing this job alone as the group began to grow rapidly proved to be daunting. Sisters came front and center with more than qualified talents, and joined ranks as Directors and Officers. Together we stand, as sisters, homeschooling mothers and wives, incorporating in 2016, to better meet the needs of our community.

2017 Rings in New Horizons

In 2017, Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc. becomes a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization. 

A new school year is right around the corner. I'm sure you have a lot to think about and consider in terms of the kind of education you want your young warrior to have. 

To begin, ask yourself: what are my long term goals for my young warrior? 

This is a big question. 

I'm not going to suggest what those goals should be. (I don't care about other people's "shoulds".)

I would ask you to consider whether or not the way you are allowing your young warrior to be educated will help them achieve those goals you have or do they work against them?

For example, many of us want our children to be independent thinkers, but require 100% obedience to our whims. We want lifelong readers, but force books down their throats instead of allowing them to pursue books of their interest. We want children who know and love themselves, but privilege every subject mandated by someone else first. 

What are the long term goals you have for them?

Put them in the right environments and allow them to grow. And remember, "a plant, no matter how healthy, cannot survive in contaminated soil." 

Revolutionary love,

Baba Dr. Brotha Samori Camara

Finding out about Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida has been an amazing connection for our family. We've felt welcome and free to participate as much or as little as what works for our family. The highlights of being a part of this organization include, having access to so many resources and knowledgeable families, watching our daughter grow and develop friendships with amazing children, and I cannot express enough how good it feels to be amongst other Homeschoolers who look like us. We are so grateful to have found Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida.

The Bynes Family