Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida Inc.

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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! 

Our BHCFL Village is a very active and hands-on group and it has taken some creativity to figure out how we will navigate this pandemic and keep our youth learning & growing. So far so good! The month of August turned out to be a great month for us. Thanks to some great community partners like Microsoft, Publix, Southern Grocers-Winn Dixie, Sam’s Club, and the American Red Cross,  we were able to move forward with the following: 

Create our BHCFL exhibit at the Deltona Regional Library for the month of August. We are honored to have been asked by the library to keep up our exhibit for the month of September as well. 

Outdoors and socially distanced, our first event of the year, The annual Meet and Greet, was a success! With plenty of games, individually packaged lunches, and the immersion of culture, we all had a blast! We missed each other so much and there was such a great energy among us. Thanks to Camille of Kale Cafe' for bringing us her famous Kale salad! 
Each of our families were given a djembe from either Burkino Faso, Senegal or Ghana to take home with them so they could learn and practice African drumming. To make the day even greater, we also participated in a community service project honoring 106 year old Ms Venus Tucker.  

Our Lending Library was able to update laptop computers, add technological equipment, STEM items, and stock up on books and educational materials to make sure our youth and parents have what they need to be successful in their homeschooling. Our families can check out laptops for the entire school year. 

Our youth received class materials ahead of our American Red Cross virtual classes on Water Safety, Fire Safety, General Preparedness, Hurricane Preparedness and Coping Skills. These classes were engaging and kept our youth on their toes. 


Our rescheduled Graduation Awards Ceremony and Kings and Queens Dance finally took place! Our youth dressed up in semi-formal and formal attire, receiving certificates from their parents for their academic achievements & gifts from BHCFL rewarding them for a job well done. Pizza, drinks, cupcakes, and music filled the room while BHCFL made sure that our future Kings and Queens felt like royalty. 

Our youth enjoyed BHCFL’s first “Be Our Guest”speaker of the year, Artist Zoi Hunter, as she introduced us to her budding career as a commissioned artist.  

That's our August Wrap Up. As you can see we're still here learning and growing! 
If you'd like to contribute monetarily to our organization to help us continue our mission of helping homeschooling youth and their families, Text "BHCFL" to 44-321. 



We are sending a huge shout out to the American Red Cross of Central Florida for partnering with us and bringing such wonderful virtual classes to our youth! 

This Team was AWESOME as they taught us how to Be Red Cross Ready! From Water Safety in the Whales Tales Class to Fire Safety, General Preparedness, Hurricane Perparedness, and Coping Skills in the Pillowcase Project Class. The content was timely, educational and enjoyable, and kept our youth engaged.

If you’d like to contact them to schedule some classes for your group, you won’t be disappointed. Here is the following contact information.


Linda Collis, RN
Red Cross Youth Coordinator
American Red Cross Central Florida Region
341 White Street, Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
Cell: 404-431-3048

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!

Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida is in need of 6’ and 8’ foldable table donations and 60" and 72" foldable table donations. If you have a table or tables you would like to donate, your donation is tax deductible and is greatly appreciated. Please contact us at (386)837-6270 or BHCFLStrong@gmail.com to schedule a pick up.
                            Thank you❤️



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! 

A big Thank You goes out to FISH FLORIDA for donating fishing equipment to our BHCFL families for our Family Retreat Weekend! Fishing is a sport that is relaxing, can create a bond between parent and child, and is super fun. Let's Go Fishing'!!!!

                                

Great  News! 


We are excited to announce that BHCFL just received a $250 grant from Walmart Giving for our Lending Library! We can't wait to upgrade some of our equipment so that it's ready for our families! Thank you Walmart for doing great things in our community! #Better Together

We can’t thank these two enough! Olive Garden and Panera Bread pulled out all the stops and donated food to help feed our families today! Thank you, thank you, thank you!



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



      We want to thank Epic Theatres for Graciously Donating two theatre tickets for our Silent Auction! 

If you desire to become a member of Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc. for this upcoming year, we will again open enrollment a little early so that you can get an early start on upcoming events. Our Meet 'n Greet is every August, but our open enrollment period begins every year from May 1st-August 1st. Attending the Meet and Greet is essential for you to receive pertinent information about the group, meet members, and get homeschooling information. Join us for the 2019-2020 year

Please be sure to read our Participation Policy at the link below. If you still desire membership, please contact us at blackhomeschoolers@yahoo.com so that we can set up a phone meeting.
http://www.blackhomeschoolerscfl.com/join-renew

A big Thank You to Chick-fil-A Orange City for hosting our BHCFL Spirit Night, and thank you for coming out to show your support.
If you’d like to donate to a certain program that we have, donate to a scholarship to pay for a BHCFL membership for a family, or donate to our general expenses, you can send your donation via PayPal to blackhomeschoolerscfl@gmail.com
Remember your donation is tax deductible.
Thank you for your support❤️

Thank you to Publix, Sam's Club, and Winn Dixie for making our Graduation Awards Ceremony a success! Congratulations to all of our graduates this year! 

BHCFL's 2018 Annual Meet and Greet with Silent Auction was a Success!


Auction Items for BHCFL's Silent Auction were graciously donated by Disney World Resorts Orlando and SeaWorld Parks and Resorts Orlando. Our Many Thanks to both of these businesses for their generous donations.



All proceeds benefit Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc.'s programs.


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!