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                                    December Wrap Up


Our Junior Achievement programs are finally up and running! We have been able to enroll our students in the JA BizTown and JA Finance Park courses so that they can begin their studies in Financial Literacy. JA BizTown teaches the youth about Community, Economics, Teamwork, Financial Literacy, Work Readiness, Business Management, Entrepreneurship, & Philanthropy. JA Finance Park teaches our youth all aspects of personal finance including learning about balancing a family budget, interest rates, how education affects their earning potential, and how saving today can affect their future. They have virtual simulations on utilizing banking services, purchasing housing, transportation, insurance, furnishings, health care, and other expenses, as well as making investment decisions.They will have the entire semester to navigate through these programs. 



December was also our yearly Kwanzaa Celebration, but this time, virtually. BHCFL youth wore proudly their African garments and BHCFL shirts while reciting the history of Kwanzaa and the meaning of each of the seven principles. The program also included a video presentation of our past Kwanzaas.  Kwanzaa worksheets and coloring pages were shared with each family as they celebrated at their own households.



BHCFL’s Lending Library was able to gift laptop computers to all of the children that checked out computers for the semester. This is a way for us to ensure that all of our children have the necessary equipment available to them to excel in their schoolwork. 


Many thanks to all of those that helped us purchase all of the necessary items for our Science Club and Art Club bags for our youth. We were able to supply each participant with bags of supplies for their upcoming classes from January- May 2021 as we get together virtually for classes and experiments during the school year. 


                                      November Wrap Up


The month of November started out with us enjoying the last days of our BHCFL Family Retreat Weekend! We are so thankful that we were able to make it happen safely in the midst of a pandemic and not one person that attended got sick. The 4-day event had perfect weather the entire time. We enjoyed tent and rv camping, grilling, gazing at the stars, fishing, games, crafting, nightly movies and bonfires, and enjoying nature and each other. BHCFL’s Family Retreat Weekend was established to deepen the fellowship of our community through shared experiences and to help us focus our energy on village building. 


Our students hopped right back into the second session of BHCFL’s Tutoring and College Preparatory program which focused on essay writing, SMART goals, financial sourcing methods for college, and time management.  


Other classes for the month included the continuation of our 10-week Marine Science Series hosted by Manatee Lagoon, and BHCFL Aviation Week which was a week long study where students and career professionals shared their passions and careers in Aerospace and Aviation. Students also learned about Bessie Coleman and the Tuskegee Airmen.



Our Community Service for the month of November focused on letter writing to the elderly at our local nursing homes. This pandemic has caused a lot of isolation and loneliness and this is one way we decided to help. 


This year we had a Veterans Day program titled Honoring our Veterans.  This was a virtual event where BHCFL members shared photos and stories of their family members that are military veterans, to honor them and thank them for their service to our country. 


As BHCFL preps for the new year and you are shopping for the holidays, please think of us and purchase something we need from our Amazon charity list. Your purchase will help us make DIY kits for our students participating in our virtual Science, Art, Book clubs and Science Honor Society. Thank you for thinking of us and helping us continue to help homeschooling families!


Starting out the month of October, our BHCFL students enjoyed Orlando Rep’s Broadway on Demand production of Vote? By Eric Coble which focused on pivotal moments in history with the Woman's Right to Vote, African-American's Right to Vote, and Young People demanding the Right to Vote. Such a timely production. This play brought to life historical figures like Sojourner Truth, George Washington, Lucretia Mott, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and showed that we are standing on the shoulders of so many that have come before us and not to casually dismiss this American right.

Our "Be Our Guest" Speaker for the month of October was Attorney Junella Reese! She had such wonderful advice for our youth as she shared her inspirational journey to becoming an attorney.

Our students began a 10- week Marine Science Series hosted by Manatee Lagoon! Classes are every Tuesday from 10-10:30 a.m. If you are interested in participating, please let us know by emailing us at BHCFLStrong@gmail.com so we can send you the Zoom link.

BHCFL youth ended their 1st session of BHCFL's Tutoring & College Preparatory classes and are beginning their 2nd session on November 2nd.

Our BHCFL families have been participating in the following Community Service projects:

~ Weekly Pen Pal writing to the elderly at various nursing homes in the community, Virtual 1- mile Fun Run to benefit our local Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia, and the collection of eyeglasses for the Lion’s Club Recycle for Sight Program.

Right in step with our Adopt-a -Calf project this year, we enjoyed Virtual Dairy Farm Tours to two dairy farms in PA where they taught us about various careers in agriculture and showed us new technologies that they are using on some of the dairy farms. The highlight was seeing the animals up close and personal. We can't wait to meet our calf!

This month we also enjoyed two programs geared towards Aerospace. All of our students K-12th were given the opportunity to participate in Aerospace Professionals in Schools Week hosted by the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals where they heard personal career stories from several aerospace professionals, and were given an opportunity to ask questions. We learned some alarming statistics. There are 100,000 pilots who fly for a regional(commuter) airline, corporation or major airline. Less than 6% are female pilots, 3% black, and less than 1% black female. We are so grateful that programs and organizations like these exist. They make such an impact on our youth and provide guidance and introduce vast opportunities. Not only did they introduce our youth to a variety of Aerospace careers, but they also gave some great advice:

~Keep good friends and surround yourself with positive people who challenge you to make you better.

~Find a mentor and build a network of people in the industry you’re interested in. 

~If there’s a career you’re interested in, find a family friend or someone in the community and ask to shadow them for a day to see what it’s like in a day.

~BELIEVE IN YOURSELF! Even when others don’t or won’t, BELIEVE IN YOURSELF! 

~Never Give Up! 

The following Saturday was focused on our young ladies. At Girls Launch, hosted by the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals, our young ladies K-12th were able to see and interact with female aerospace professionals to boost interest in the unlimited opportunities in aerospace. They enjoyed a Virtual Tour of Miami International Airport's Air Traffic Control Tower, they went Behind-the-Scenes with Delta Air Lines Tech Ops, Behind-the-Scenes of an Aviation Crash Site, and had Breakout Sessions where Girls Can Do Anything - K-5, Cool Careers in Aerospace - 6-8. Virtual College Fair/Financing Your Education - High School, and Finding Your First Job - Early Career. This day long virtual event was topped off with lots of prizes!

BHCFL families attended the live virtual event Impact of Inequity & COVID-19 on the Mental Health of Black Youth hosted by WUCF-PBS. This event is part of the PBS Well Beings Tour. In 2020, the threat to the physical and mental well-being of Black youth is especially high. COVID-19 and acts of police brutality nationwide have increased the stress and sense of social isolation young Black people experience. Additionally, according to the Congressional Black Caucus, the rate of suicide among Black youth is rising faster than any other racial/ethnic group. Together, these factors put the mental health of Black youth, particularly at risk and this discussion was timely and needed. The Moderator was WFTV News Anchor Nancy Alvarez. The panelists were Dr. Candice Jones, Therapist Davia Knight, Director of Operations and Research Jeffrey McCary, and Peer Professional and Wellness Advocate Dr. Tamia McEwen.

Our BHCFL young ladies were invited to attend Charleston Girls in Tech’s Tech Talk which featured women that work in the field of Cyber Security. Especially inspiring was Lieutenant Colonel Linda Riedel who commanded a Cyber Protection Battalion that protected the state of SC and our country from cyberattacks.

BHCFL’s Annual Family Retreat Weekend, established to deepen the fellowship of our community through shared experiences and to help us focus our energy on village building, was able to continue this year! BHCFL families were able to spend 4 days communing with nature and one another. There was tent and RV camping and glamping, fishing, African mask making, Adinkra cloth stamping, Tie Dye shirts and painting, Pumpkin carving, bonfires and movie night every night, and 60 acres for everyone to stretch out, play, hike, and just enjoy nature. This time was needed for all to release and relax from all of the pressures and obstacles we are  facing.

      Join Us for this Free 10 week Marine Science Series!

Manatee Lagoon has teamed up with The Reef Institute to offer a free educational series for fifth grade classes! Join BHCFL on this incredible series! The Marine Science Series features ten weekly engaging lessons aligned with Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, providing the opportunity for students to take a deep dive into marine science and understand how living organisms, such as manatees and coral reefs, are connected. The lessons will be offered in a live, virtual format and led by educators from Manatee Lagoon or The Reef Institute. The goal of the program is to educate students about the importance of marine conservation and inspire the next generation to preserve and protect the environment for future generations.
Topics: Below are the standards-based lessons that will be covered each week.

Week 1 (Oct. 5 – 9): What is Marine Science?
Week 2 (Oct. 12 – 16): What is a Hypothesis?
Week 3 (Oct. 19 – 23): Crustaceans
Week 4 (Oct. 26 – 30): Erosion
Week 5 (Nov. 2 – 6): Tidal Pools and What Lives in Them
Week 6 (Nov. 9 – 13): What is a Marine Ecosystem?
Week 7 (Nov. 16 – 20): What is Coral?
Week 8 (Nov. 30 – Dec. 4): How is it All Connected?
Week 9 (Dec. 7 – Dec. 11): Virtual Field Trip to The Reef Institute or Manatee Lagoon
Week 10 (Dec. 14 – 18): Virtual Field Trip to The Reef Institute or Manatee Lagoon

Our classes will be Tuesdays @ 10 a.m. (Oct. 6 – Dec. 15)
See below our BHCFL direct link. You will need a plug in installed on your device to view the class. Here are the instructions for you to get that set up.

Here is your link for the session on Tuesday, Oct. 6 @ 10 a.m.:

Event address for attendees: https://nexteraenergy.webex.com/nexteraenergy/onstage/g.php?MTID=ed030eaec4f511d8268ec8671da973f5b


Here’s the Marine Science Series PDF package of lesson plans and supplemental materials tied to each of the weekly lessons.

https://www.visitmanateelagoon.com/sites/default/files/documents/Marine-Science-Series-Package-for-Teachers-Final.pdf

The month of September came ROARING in with a lot of noise. Good noise! Our special guest, Ddrumaddic, led our youth in a Drum Basics class where they learned how to play 1/4 notes, 1/8 notes and 1/16th notes. Everyone pulled out their drumsticks or anything they could get their hands on, and had a blast!
Our Tutoring and College Prep weekly classes for K-12th grade began on September 7th and are expected to continue throughout the school year. In their first 4-week session the young scholars concentrated on Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune and Mr. Cesar Chavez. Our older scholars have 6-week sessions and have been concentrating on Ms. Augusta Savage and the Harlem Renaissance period along with writing and college prep classes. Many thanks to Kingdom Industries, Inc. for sponsoring 3 youth for our first session and for joining with BHCFL to ensure any remaining balances in the first session will be fully paid for. Many thanks to Education Revolution for bringing wonderfully engaging educational content to our students.
Our Science & Geography Fair that was delayed for months FINALLY took place! Thank you to the participating families and students! BHCFL presented each participating family with a Geography award, and youth participating in science projects were presented with a certificate and ribbon for their efforts.
This month's **"Be Our Guest" **Speaker was Author of the Swift Walker series & Homeschool Mama, Verlyn Tarlton! We were super excited to hear her talk about her career and drop some jewels on self-sufficiency.
Our Community Service for this month centered on International Coastal Clean-up. Families gathered at the beaches collecting and documenting trash that was littering our coastline. Our community clean-ups will continue throughout the year to make our communities a beautiful place to live in. We are also collecting eyeglasses for the Lion's Club Recycle for Sight program. If you have any eyeglasses hanging around that you no longer use, prescription or sunglasses, please consider donating them to help provide sight to those that can't afford glasses. Walmart and other places around town have receptacles that you can drop them in. Local Lion's Club's also keep a mail drop for glasses at their locations. BHCFL Families also had the opportunity to volunteer at local food banks to give out food.
BHCFL’s Pen Pal Program is off and running! Not only are our members writing one another but some have opted to write the elderly within the community since we can’t visit them or wrap gifts for them this year due to the pandemic. We are looking forward to those special conversations.
Hey! We've adopted a cow! Well, a calf. Still awaiting its birth in November. We’ll keep you updated on how that goes.
Need some extra help in a subject area? Take advantage of this free tutoring and college counseling opportunity through UPchieve. Not only does this apply to our members but we are extending this service to you as well. We were not quite sure how to use this service so we explored it together as a village to see how we could use this opportunity to our benefit. Just sign up and start a chat and see how it goes. Visit upchieve.org/bhcfl
Let's get out to vote! Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc. is a Third Party Voter Registration Organization. That means if you are not registered to vote, we can officially register you and collect voter registration applications. The last day to register to vote in this upcoming election is October 5th. If you haven’t registered to vote, please see us or register online at your Supervisor of Elections website in your local area.

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❤️



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! 

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!