Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc.

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Looking to set your tribe up for a successful and fruitful school year? Maybe you have questions, don't know where to start, or just need a change of pace! Listen in as we provide free help and advice for you! Organized by the non-profit organization, Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, the panel will includes: Lorraine Tomic of homeschoolbuilders.com. Mrs. Tomic is a Parent and Veteran Homeschooling Mom who will help you keep the " 'home' in Homeschooling" and show you how to teach your student for life--not a test. Sister Ameerah Bello of mathjr.org. Sister Ameerah is a teacher, a home-educating mom, and an abacus-math advocate. She has a global perspective on education. She will touch on while a child might struggle early on with math, and what you can do to help! Yolanda Newton of Education Revolution. Mrs. Newton is a professional educator, homeschooling mother, consultant, and author. She'll help you get a grasp on the nuts and bolts of homeschooling laws, tips on wisely selecting curriculum, and advice on ensuring your Humanities efforts are on point! Ms. Areda Steward of Gifted and Lit. This amazing program is designed to help children learn in an engaging and fun way! She'll help home educators see that learning should be engaging and encourage the learner to dig deeper. With a special eye on Financial Literacy, Ms. Steward will help educators teach this important skill this year! Learn more about the speakers and enjoy those discounts and surprises - Education Revolution : https://www.educationrevolt.org/ - Math Jr. : https://www.mathjr.org/ - Homeschool Builders (website pending) : https://homeschoolbuilders.com/ --Gifted and Lit : https://giftedandlit.com/ Learn more about the non-profit host organization, Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida. Learn how they can help you, and how you can support their great efforts @ https://www.blackhomeschoolerscfl.com/

            Walk, Run, Ride for BHCFL! 

May 5, 2021
 Happy Graduation Day
 to all of our BHCFL Youth!!

Today was such a special day. Not only did it give us a chance to honor our children, but also our parent teachers. Homeschooling is not an easy job, but it surely is worth the effort we put into it! I am so proud of our BHCFL village and the way we support one another. To all of our children, we are so very proud of you! You worked so hard and pulled through this year, no matter the difficulty you faced. Keep on pushing onward and upward! 

Our Graduation Awards Ceremony was phenomenal, and that is in great part due to  our wonderful sponsors! Thank you to Chick-fil-A, Publix, and Sam's Club for partnering with us to make this day so very special to all of our families. 

Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc. begins each year with an annual Meet and Greet. This is a time and place for all members of BHCFL to come together to connect at the beginning of the year. If you know that you want to be a member this year, make sure to do as much online as possible, like paperwork, payment for membership and ordering of the BHCFL t-shirts that you want. You can pick up your ordered t-shirts at the Meet 'n Greet. Due to the pandemic we will be making this as touch free and informal as we can so bring your own lunch and your own chair. There is plenty of room at the venue and lots of shade trees and parking. Again, we won't have chairs to supply, so bring your own. Sanitizer, masks and hand washing area will be provided. We look forward to seeing you! Please RSVP here. https://forms.gle/e2LWghCVd4HvWdK8A
A great way to support a great Non-Profit!


Do you, like us, enjoy shopping for bargains while knowing you are benefitting others in our community? 


Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc. is a 501c3 organization whose sole mission is to inform, educate, and help to inform, educate, and help other homeschooling families, namely those of color, in the Central Florida area and around the United States. Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc.  was founded in 2009 by Rasheeda Denning. Our organization has been executing our mission by providing classes, guest speakers in career fields, field trips, hosting an annual graduation/awards ceremony, a lending library, informative communications, support, motivation, family to family connections, and connections to other support groups at the local and state level. Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida empowers our children and inspires parents to harness the power within to educate their children.


Annually, Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida has a Silent Auction in order to raise funds to continue our mission. Due to COVID-19, we are launching this online auction! Here you will find tempting and diverse auction items to keep or gift. 


Bidding is open to anyone, but items must be picked up unless other arrangements are made. We cannot ship any items. We reserve the right to remove bids from bidders too far way to pick up items unless a local individual is designated for that purpose. 

Planning for our 
Community EXPO 2022
is going on now!
Our extraordinary event that builds community and connects families and businesses will take place on
February 26, 2022 during Black History Month. 
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or vendor, youth entrepreneur, workshop presenter, entertainer or food vendor, please contact us at communityexpo2@gmail.com 

We are excited to announce that 

Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc. 

has received a grant from 

Walmart Giving 

to help with our ongoing 

Tutoring and College Preparatory Program. 

Thank you Walmart for being such a great community partner and supporting our youth! 

We are #BetterTogether

Make sure to sign up for free tutoring and college counseling today! 

Do you have classes that you teach that you'd like to share with us? You can fill out our Interested Teaching Instructors form to let us know what classes you teach and give us the details. Can't wait to hear what you've got going on!
https://forms.gle/Eh1YLv3B1JCGTY4v8

                   Thank You Microsoft!

We are so blessed to have such great partners as we navigate this homeschooling journey. A huge shout out to our partner, Microsoft, for their donations and making it possible for us to keep doing what we are doing- helping homeschooling families! ❤️❤️❤️🤗

Come visit our display at
Deltona Regional Library 
the entire month
of August! 

We are very excited about our partnership with Upchieve, which will enable us to provide free tutoring to low income homeschoolers in grades 8th-12th grade for the entire school year! 

Our Tutoring and College Preparatory Program embraces students from our homeschooling community who are either minority, struggling academically, or have a learning disability (ADHD or on the Autism Spectrum) and don’t have the monetary means to get the help that they so desperately need. 

For our homeschooling families that follow us, we’d like to extend this service to your children if they are in need of help.
Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc.’s partnership with UPchieve has now begun. All of our homeschooling students grades 8th-12th can get free, 24/7 STEM tutoring and college counseling by creating an account at upchieve.org/bhcfl or by downloading the UPchieve mobile app for iOS or Android using the code "BHCFL".


Example- If your child has an essay to write and needs someone to look over it and give pointers before they turn it in, great way to use this service. There is no video or audio for the safety of our students. It will be text/chat. Look at the pic below to see how the screen looks once you sign in and establish your account.


We currently offer support in:
Math: Pre-Algebra through Calculus (up to AP Calculus BC)
Science: Biology (up to AP Bio) and Chemistry (up to AP Chem)
College Counseling

Our coaches are all volunteers, so please remind your students to: 1) wait at least 10 minutes after making a request to be connected with a coach, and 2) be respectful!

  

Guests/Classes/Field Trips Program

Our GUESTS/CLASSES/FIELD TRIPS Program pinpoints what career fields the students are interested in and we center our Guest Speakers, field trips and classes around those things and introduce them to much more. This program provides great opportunities for learning and gives incentive and encouragement to the children to help them in their educational quest. 


This program has been expanded to now include a Tutoring and College Preparatory Program which includes a year- long K-12th personalized tutoring and college preparatory program that closes the achievement gap for underserved and minority homeschool communities. Our program objectives are to increase academic, college and career access and

readiness, improve self-confidence, and increase test scores among students.This program will target students from our homeschooling community who are either minority, struggling academically, or have a learning disability (ADHD or on the Autism Spectrum) and don’t have the monetary means to get the help that they so desperately need. We are seeking funding to support this program in an effort to ensure that our students are able to compete amongst their peers

and at completion of the program, that they have made progress in their studies, and for those receiving coaching, that they are college and career ready. Our College Preparatory Program focuses on college and career readiness, including career exploration, exposing students to dual enrollment programs, familiarizing them with FAFSA, the college application process, and ways and practices to be successful in post-secondary institutions. 


This is one of our largest and most expensive programs to date. Your donation is desperately needed for us to continue serving our children and helping them on the road to success! Please donate to this program so we can help as many children as we can! 

The Lending Library Program

Our  LENDING LIBRARY Program provides educational materials, books, videos, curriculum kits, and computers that families can borrow and return when they are done. Please donate to this program so that we can update our computers to meet the needs of our students, continue to supply them with the software necessary for homework success, and to help us expand our library to include more materials and technological items for our homeschooling families that need them.



Graduation/Awards Ceremony Program

Our GRADUATION/AWARDS CEREMONY  Program is an annual event where we celebrate student achievements that have been accomplished throughout the year. Parents are able to present awards at that time to their children, and Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc. recognizes each child with a gift. Families join together with food and fellowship. An all ages Kings and Queens dance is held afterwards to celebrate. Please donate to this program to help us supply each child with a gift, help us feed our families with food and cake, and help us buy decorations and the ability to supply the venue for this event. 



Community Service Program

Our COMMUNITY SERVICE Program teaches our children how to give back to their communities in service to others. We have several projects that we participate in annually. Light the Night for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Lions Club Recycle for Sight, having a community Food Drive and donating to a local food pantry, wrapping gifts for the elderly at a community nursing home and a clothing drive at our Meet and Greet. We have also prepared and given out necessity bags & gifts  for the homeless. For the past few years the nursing home has not had enough gifts for each of their residents. We would like to make sure that while we are wrapping gifts for the elderly, that no one is left out. 


Please donate to this program so that we can continue to provide supplies and gifts to those in our community that need it the most.



Did you know Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida has a Walmart Gift Registry? Many times people want to do something but don’t know quite what to do. Purchasing something from our registry that we need would be a perfect way to give. With the many families we support and the events that we have, we are always in need of something. We appreciate your support.

Our
Community Builder Building Fund
Campaign has begun!
Buy at Brick or a Tile
Leave your legacy by purchasing a custom brick or tile that will line our pathway at our Homeschool Resource Center or be present on our Donor Wall inside our building.  Combined, BHCFL and Brilliant Minds 4-H Club, is servicing over 149 children this school year! We need our own building and that's what this fundraiser is all about! Help us raise funds to purchase a building that homeschoolers in the Greater Central Florida can come to meet their needs. Find out more by visiting our Community Builder page.
We need your help as we build our community
brick by brick

      PURCHASE A BRICK OR TILE TODAY!

Our Brick Campaign gives you the opportunity to support our building fund and leave a legacy. We want to recognize your contribution and what better way than having a legacy brick or tile that commemorates your generosity. We are building our community brick by brick. Your personalized bricks will line the pathway to our entrance and your inscribed tile will make up our donor wall. Your purchase can be a wonderful gift of remembrance celebrating the people and milestones that are important in your life. Leave a permanent legacy and show your commitment to a stronger, united community by purchasing a BRICK or TILE today to support our BHCFL Building Fund!

DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY!
ORDER YOUR ENGRAVED BRICK TODAY!

Thank you to Horizon Stars Toastmasters Club for sponsoring Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc. for 10 weeks of public speaking and leadership classes! 

Thank you to Goodera for partnering with Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc. to provide opportunities for companies and their employees to volunteer to share their careers as guest speakers and make motivational and teaching aids for our youth. 

Thank you to Junior Achievement for providing virtual lessons for our youth to continue their studies in financial literacy! 

Thank you to Walmart Giving for supporting our BHCFL Tutoring and College Preparatory Program with a $500 donation! 

Thank you to UPchieve for providing FREE live STEM tutoring and college counseling support for our students and students under our umbrella.

Thank you to Education Revolution for providing such wonderful service in live lesson instruction and learning aids for our students K-12th in the BHCFL Tutoring and College Preparatory Program

We are so thankful to our Community Partner, Microsoft, for taking such great care of our homeschooling families as we participated in Computer Science Week!

They drove us. They fed us. They taught us. Thank you Microsoft for three wonderful days of learning experiences for our children! It was phenomenal! 

As our children attended coding workshops,   Microsoft had live streams with four women astronauts, and planned a special visit from an amazing woman from Microsoft that inputs codes for satellites in orbit! So awesome! 

We are so grateful to Daytona State College Science Club for coming out and conducting a Science Lab with all types of Science experiments for our homeschooled youth! They even took the children outside to test some things out. You all ROCK!

Make sure you come out to see them at Community EXPO 2020!

Our Clothing and Sneaker Drive was a HUGE success!! Thank you for bringing donations today, and a big SHOUT OUT to Daytona State College Science Club for making a call out to their students to donate! The answer to the call was massive! They came with donations galore! Once we sort and distribute to the various places, we will update you.

See that huge box? It was filled to the top!!!



Today we had a special reveal! We are growing and need a building we can call our own. Our building fund starts today! If you’d like to help in this effort, please visit our Community Builder page and find out how you can contribute. https://www.blackhomeschoolerscfl.com/donate-to-programs

Not a corporate partner but want to help? Why not purchase a legacy brick or tile.
https://www.fundraisingbrick.com/online-orders/bhcfl/

Our partners have been so wonderful throughout the years. We are so grateful to the Deltona Regional Library and the Lyonia Environmental Center for providing the venues for our event! Everything turned out beautifully. Thank you, thank you, thank you! ❤️
Hope you were able to enjoy the many camps the library had this summer. Make sure to stop by and check out their books and resources.

Also if you are looking for rain barrels, the Lyonia Environmental Center has 30 gallons for $30 and 55 gallon ones for $50. Great buy!

Making the call with the djembe! In unity there is strength! Ashe!
Thank you for coming out and connecting with our village. Welcome to all of the new families. Looking forward to a wonderful year together! BHCFLStrong!💪🏾



Thank you to K. Ma’te of Enchanted Colors for filling in at the last minute! Her designs are phenomenal. ❤️

Families received valuable information today to start or continue on their homeschooling journey! 

Many thanks to our wonderful guests for sharing information and resources.
~FLVS

~Florida Unschoolers

~Samantha Eason- Homeschool Portfolio Evaluations 

~Daytona State College Academic Advising and Dual Enrollment  

~Total Minds Tutoring Services



Sending a big Thank You to all that came out to our Meet and Greet on August 1st! Over 100! What a beautiful gathering. We hope that you learned more about BHCFL and were able to get the information you needed.


A Very Special Thank You goes out to our wonderful Community Partner, Deltona Regional Library for supplying our venue, our Special Guests- Florida Unschoolers, Daytona State College, FLVS, Total Minds Tutoring and Educational Services, and PEACE Arts for the wonderful facepainting! Thank you all so much for coming out and sharing what you have to offer homeschoolers.


Last but definitely not least, a Special Thank You goes out to our Board, Committees, and the rest of our wonderful members for making everything come together so nicely. To our newest members- we are so happy to have you as part of our village. WELCOME!