We’re so excited for this fantastic list of vendors coming for our 2nd Ever Midlands Homeschool Expo! It’s shaping up to be a great deal of useful information. Whether you’ve been homeschooling for a long time or just getting started–there’s something NEW for your homeschool!
Mark your calendars–and spread the word!
Saturday, June 16th, 10 am-4 pm
Jamil Temple 206 Jamil Rd, Columbia, SC 29210
Open the Public: FREE admission
This Expo is hosted by REACH homeschool support group. We are Resources, Encouragement and Activities for Columbia Homeschoolers. If you need assistance during the event, look for our volunteers wearing REACH T-shirts and buttons.
American Heritage Girls emphasizes Life Skill Enhancement, Leadership, Teamwork, and Social/Spiritual/Character Development. Any girl age 5-18 can be an American Heritage Girl. Girls of all different backgrounds are welcome and are encouraged to join at any age!
The Grassroots Leadership Academy offers free, year-round training programs. Grassroots Leadership Certification is a multi-level program that empowers students with the tools, tactics, techniques, and strategies to effectively advocate for the values of a free society, like individual liberty and limited government.
Arrows Academy has three campuses in SC and GA. We provide a two day per week program that partners with families to give their children instruction in the main content areas with qualified teachers and excellent curriculum. Arrows Academy is known for providing an academically rigorous program with a Biblical worldview that has blessed hundreds of homeschooled students since 2011.
At Home in the Lowcountry is a 3rd Option Accountability Association. Now accepting registration for 2018-2019. Find out about Teaching Coach Services, if you are are working and need a little help with homeschooling. Come meet the director: Hazel Douthit.
Barnes & Noble offers educator discounts and special events during the year. Come see what specials they have for homeschoolers
at the Expo–and plan a visit to see what’s new at the store too! Update: Barnes & Noble will not be able to attend the Expo–but please check out their store this summer. Upcoming Events: Barnes & Noble in Forest Acres
BJU Press HomeWorks By Precept exists to provide you with the best homeschool educational resources to help your child become a creative, adaptive thinker with a strong biblical worldview. Come by to get a discount on your purchase.
Blackwell Homeschool Consulting and Testing offers on-site testing here locally in South Carolina. Group achievement tests in the West Columbia office or will also travel to your group location. Also, does referrals for psychological and special needs evaluations.
Email: Susan Blackwell for test dates, prices and registration form. Call: 803-794-6908 or 803-429-3899
Bonnie Smith has been teaching photography and art to homeschoolers for several years. She studied Photography at Central Carolina Community College in North Carolina and under the tutelage of nationally recognized Photojournalist Duane Hall. Come find out more about family portraiture, school photography, and classes. Contact Bonnie: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brain Balance has a plan for kids who struggle. We can help. As a parent, it is heart-wrenching to watch your child struggle. Brain Balance has worked with tens of thousands of children and their families and we know we can help yours, too. Brain Balance constructs a comprehensive, personal plan that addresses your child’s challenges.
Bricks 4 Kidz programs provide an extraordinary atmosphere for students to build unique creations, play games, and have loads of fun using LEGO® Bricks. The activities are designed to trigger young children’s lively imaginations and build their self-confidence.
Camp Discovery believes nature-based education and environmental stewardship are vital to the health and well-being of our communities and our world. Camp Discovery partners with school districts, educational institutions, corporate groups and community organizations to provide year-round outdoor recreation, environmental education and experiential learning programs and activities for over 5,000 youth and adults each year.
Charleston Latin’s “Digital Latin Class” connects the 1st century to the 21st century! Interested in having your students take Latin classes? Want to to see a sample of the digital Latin class? Come see what Charleston Latin has to offer.
City of Columbia parks and rec department offers classes. workshops, camps and sports programs. Also find out how you can get involved in Operation Bedroll–a city wide initiative to provide bedrolls for the chronically homeless in Columbia.
Classical Conversations empowers parents in the classical, Christian teaching of their children through Parent Practicums. Being a part of a like-minded and committed community provides parents and students encouragement, fellowship, and accountability.
Columbia International University offers 19 undergraduate majors, graduate and seminary programs, professional certificates, and convenient online programs for working adults. Come see what CIU has for homeschoolers.
Congaree National Park offers a variety of educational programs to explore with your own family or with your homeschool group. Congaree’s “classroom” is filled with a wide variety of potential lessons, for both teachers and students, about the natural and cultural history of the area. We invite you and your students to explore the park as an extension of your classroom. Self-guided and ranger-guided education programs are available. Professional development opportunities can also be arranged.
Concessions Treats including snowcones, cotton candy, ice cream and lemonade provided by a fellow homeschool parent. Find out also about teen employment with concessions at the Carolina Football games.
Note: Additional snack bar includes burgers, chicken fingers, fountain drinks and more. Proceeds to benefit the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.
Damsel in Defense is empowering women through stylish and portable self-defense products. Find out more from the local rep!
If you’re not using Discus in your homeschool–you ought to be! Come talk to the state librarian to find out more about this amazing FREE resource for all SC residents.
When you choose doTERRA, you are choosing essential oils gently and carefully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and efficacy. Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used as single essential oils or in complex essential oil blends depending on user experience and desired benefit. Local Rep: Catherine Gabrielli, RN
Dutch Fork Resource Center is a resource center, not a school. The purpose is to assist parents in homeschooling their children by providing top quality, Christ-centered instruction. Courses are taught by teachers who are either certified, trained or schooled in the various subject area. Parents may select as many or as few classes as their student needs.
Meet Ed’s Editions LLC, Columbia’s premier brick and mortar bookstore. Ed provides a number of book related services and offers a great atmosphere to peruse and find books of all sorts…including homeschool books.
Empowered U Organization focuses on teaching youth that in everything they pursue, their mindset and perspective matters. The goal of the Empowered U is to help youth change their view on life and getting them to a point of taking ownership of their decisions and become motivated for greatness.
Engineering For Kids is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for your child to develop critical thinking skills, social skills, problem-solving skills, and more in a play-based learning environment.
Evolution: SLVT Educational Resources offers personalized tutoring in math, reading, and writing for students of all ability level, as well as, homework help. Find SLVT Educational Resources on Facebook
Exodus Mandate is a Christian ministry to encourage and assist Christian families to leave Pharaoh’s school system (i.e. government schools) for the Promised Land of Christian schools or home schooling.
Homeschool Books for Less is a local homeschool consignment store. If you have leftover used books after the Expo or if you didn’t have enough used curriculum to get a table this year, consider becoming a consignor.
Contact: email@example.com for a consignor’s contract
Home Science Support provides engaging and comprehensive science courses for high school students. Interactive lessons, labs, videos, and supplementary materials provide over 150 hours of rigorous coursework. This curriculum is designed by a certified science teacher with over 12 years of teaching experience.
ICC programs focus on leadership and communication skills grounded in respect and authenticity to prepare Christian youth and adults to share the hope of Christ amid the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Come see what they have to offer!
Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program responds to cyberenticement and child pornography cases. Come find out what your kids are doing online…and how to keep them safe.
IT-ology believes that information technology changes the world. New advances in science, medicine, nutrition, engineering, security and education spread opportunity and hope. They can help you discover your role in information technology and equip you with the knowledge and tools to achieve your ideal career.
Juice Plus is the next best thing to fruits and vegetables. While Juice Plus+ isn’t a substitute for eating fruits and vegetables, our whole food-based products support a healthy diet by offering a much wider variety of naturally occurring vitamins, along with antioxidants and phytonutrients found in fruits and vegetables. Also find out about the Tower Garden to grow your own home/classroom garden. Local Rep: Emily Birochak
Legacy Martial Arts has one mission: to make a lasting and positive impact, one student at a time. They are investing in the next generation of leaders and peacemakers. They trust they will take the skills and confidence students learn here and create their own legacy…in their homes, their schools, and their communities.
Macaroni Kid publishes weekly, hyper-local e-newsletters and websites featuring events, activities, products and places for moms, kids and families. We host local events and parties and connect with our communities via our rich and extensive social media channels.
Mary Kay is one of the largest direct sellers of skin care and color cosmetics in the world. Come see what’s new…and stock up on your favorite products too. Local rep: Phyllis Bost
Medieval Times Myrtle Beach has provided tote bags for the 1st 300 shoppers. Come early to grab your FREE door prize. Check out their show time schedule for this summer. Educational matinees are also available for discount rate. Enjoy the show with your family or schedule your group field trip.
Melaleuca the Wellness Company is also on a mission to improve our environment with non-toxic, home-cleaning products that are safer for your home and allow you to live clean without the hazards of harsh chemicals. Product line includes over 400 items: nutrition, personal care, home cleaning and cosmetics. Come see the local rep: Robin Copher
The Midlands Home School Band (MHSB) is a music program offered to home school and private school students in the Midlands of South Carolina. MHSB provides an excellent group band instruction from
beginner to experienced levels in a nurturing environment. They strive to develop the student’s musical skill and appreciation as a means to glorify God.
Morgan’s American Taekwondo Academy offers classes for ages 5 & up. Students are guided through the martial arts journey through encouragement and repetition. Come see what they have to offer.
Noonday Collection uses fashion to create meaningful opportunities around the world. We develop artisan businesses through fair trade, empowering them to grow sustainably. By connecting artisan businesses to a growing market for their goods, we enable them to create more jobs for people in their communities who need them. Local rep: Alexandrea Haines: firstname.lastname@example.org
North Greenville University is a private liberal arts institution affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention and recognized as one of the most notable conservative Christian universities in the Southeast and even the nation. NGU features more than 50 undergraduate, online undergraduate, and graduate degree options, and students can complete their coursework at NGU’s main campus in Tigerville, S.C.; its sister campus in Greer, S.C.; or completely online.
Norwex products, you save time and money while improving the health of your home and our environment. Norwex helps you turn your home into a safe haven. Together, we can improve our quality of life for generations to come.
Pediatric Hair Solutions provides the most effective urgent care head lice treatment that works the first time, guaranteed. Medically trained professionals screen and diagnose the entire family at no cost if you choose any of the treatment options. If you’ve been battling head lice unsuccessfully, here’s help for you!
Looking for an alternative to college? Praxis is an apprenticeship program to jump start a career in business. Come talk to the rep to find out more!
Progressive Piano teaches piano lessons in a new way. Are you tired of expensive piano lessons as well as having to purchase all those lesson books every month or so? Do you (or your child) want to learn the kind of music that makes YOU happy instead of being forced to play things you’ve never heard of?! If you can relate to any of the above, please come and talk with Laurel.
Project Learning Tree is an award-winning environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators, parents, and community leaders working with youth from preschool through grade 12. Find out about the tools and resources available, lesson plans and professional development, grant opportunities and tips for teaching about the environment.
Providence Athletic Club (“PAC”) is an organization that provides competitive high school level sports opportunities for home educated athletes in the Columbia, South Carolina region. They compete against local area public, private, and home educated athletic teams.
Meg Francoeur offers Snake Education workshops for all ages. Learn how to recognize common snakes in South Carolina and why they are important to our environment. Respect their space and learn how to interact when you encounter them in nature. If you’ve got snake problems? Meg also offers snake removal services. Come talk about snakes at this vendor booth or at her workshop at 3:15 pm.
South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools (SCAIHS) offers Homeschool accountability and a variety of services for their members. Curriculum counseling, Special Needs Testing and Consultation, Standardized Testing, Bookstore, Record-keeping and workshops throughout the year. Check out their association and services: SCAIHS
SCSM: We love homeschool discount and homeschool days for South Carolina State Museum. They’re coming to tell us all about it the programs they offer. Here’s their website link to see what all is at the Museum: South Carolina State Museum
The SC Homeschooling Connection is a resource hub for all things homeschooling in South Carolina. Encouraging, equipping and empowering homeschoolers in SC and beyond! Check out the blog: The South Carolina Homeschooling Connection
Speech Haus provides high-quality speech and language therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Find out more about their screening tests and services.
Jigsaw puzzles are proven to calm the mind and focus on the simple yet challenging task of putting the pieces together. Standards in Puzzles has ingeniously created puzzles withstandards built-in for classroom use. Get a great platform for learning and teaching you can use again and again.
Usborne Books representatives have a variety of great resources for your homeschool studies. Find out more at: Usborne books