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!
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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.
We are excited to announce that
Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc.
has received a grant from
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
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!
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)
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.