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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off cover school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.

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      Volunteer Opportunities!!!


      Birmingham Museum of Art Volunteer Opportunity - This program enables 14 - 19 years olds to experience the diverse world of the Birmingham Museum of Art. During the year, Teen Volunteers have the opportunity to volunteer as Gallery Attendants, Family Day Assistants or as Special Events Assistants. Contact Kristen Greenwood at kpgreenwood@artsbma.org or call (205)254-2571.

      Humane Society Teen Club - The Humane Teen Club is for teens aged 12 - 15 years who have a sincere interest in learning about animal companionship.  Due to the nature of training and skill involved, the age requirement for volunteering is 16.  As a result, the Human Teen Club was create to give students the opportunity to learn and engage in topics focused on the benefits of animal companionship and animal welfare.  While many of the monthly activities include animal handling experiences, it is not the primary focus of the program.  Students must attend 9 out of 12 meetings which will be held the third Saturday of each month from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  For an application, please contact the Greater Birmingham Humane Society at 780-7281.


      Serve the Homeless Volunteer Opportunity for Teens - Agape in Pinson has partnered with a ministry called THE NEST for several years now.  It is a non-profit non-denominational ministry that cooks and provides meals for Birmingham's homeless community.  They serve a hot meal every Tuesday and Thursday evenings and possibly Sundays as well downtown between the BJCC and Boutwell under the bridge.  They need help serving food and collecting and handing out blankets and gloves.  For more information, please contact Hal Wycoff  at 205-680-6599.  Thanks Sue!


      Birmingham Botanical Gardens Volunteer Orientation - Learn about The Gardens and ways you can volunteer to support Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Orientations are for current and potential volunteers and take place from noon - 1:00 p.m. in the upstairs East Room of The Garden Center at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Volunteer orientations take place the third Tuesday of the month: August 21 & September 18. For more information visit call (205) 414-3962.









      Check Out These Opportunities!
      Listed below are other volunteer activities you might want to give a try!  If you have a good idea for a volunteer activity, please let us know.
      • Alabama Red Cross
      • American Cancer Society
      • American Diabetes Association
      • American Heart Association
      • American Lung Association/Asthma
      • Big Brothers-Big Sisters
      • Boy Scout Projects
      • Girl Scout Projects
      • Brookwood Hospital
      • Children’s Hospital
      • Church Mission Projects
      • City Stages
      • Exceptional Foundation in Homewood
      • Habitat for Humanity
      • Humane Society
      • Jesse’s Place
      • Jimmie Hale Mission
      • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
      • Libraries
      • McWane Center
      • Medical Center East Hospital
      • Mercedes Marathon
      • Museum of Art
      • Ronald McDonald House
      • Ruffner Mountain
      • St. Vincent’s Hospital
      • Salvation Army
      • School Clean-Up Projects
      • Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure
      • SVHS Club Service Activities
      • Toys for Tots
      • UAB Hospitals
      • United Way
      • Urban Ministries
      • YWCA - Birmingham's YWCA needs your help with several programs: Tutoring on Tuesdays, After School Enrichment Program, My Sister's Closet, or Santa's Workshop.  Visit their website at www.ywcabham.org/opportunities/volunteer.asp

      Career Ship

      Age Range: 11 and up (Middle & High School)
      This website offers a free online career exploration tool for middle and high school studentsdeveloped by a non-profit organization called Mapping Your Future. Students answer a questionnaire about their interests and find out what careers match them. Then, they can explore those careers at the site to discover:
      • Salary or wages associated with that career
      • Future career outlook
      • Level of education required
      • Knowledge and experience needed
      • Skills required
      • Tasks and responsibilities involved
      • Other similar careers
      When you get to the site you'll see 4 icons that include:
      *Visit the Featured Career - Find out more about a career that is highlighted at the website.
      *Match My Career Interests - Fill out a questionnaire to help match your interest with a career.
      *Review Careers by Cluster including:
      • Architecture & Engineering
      • Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media
      • Building and Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance
      • Business & Financial Operations
      • Community & Social Services
      • Computer & Mathematical
      • Farming, Fishing, & Forestry
      • Food Preparation & Serving Related
      • Healthcare Practitioners & Technical
      • Legal
      • Military Specific
      • And many more!
      *Career Search - Use the search engine to locate a career of interest.
      You'll also find information on job hunting, resumes, and links to free job search listings. There are learning ideas and activities for classroom educators that can be tweaked for homeschool use as well.
      The idea behind this site is to empower students and families with the information and services they need to accomplish their career goals.

      Bham: Humane Society Teen Club

      The Greater Birmingham Humane Society Humane Teen Club (HTC) is designed with local youth in mind. The HTC is for youth between the ages of 12 and 15 years. The HTC offers students a fun, interactive, and social arena where their concern for others, humans and animals, will be fostered. They will be encouraged to work with one another, actively participate in meetings, and conduct independent service projects on behalf of the GBHS. They will also have the opportunity to learn more about responsible pet ownership, dog training, pet grooming, and even wildlife preservation at the monthly meetings. Each month a different speaker will come to the meeting to teach the students new and interesting things pertaining to the pets at the GBHS, as well as to animals not generally seen at the GBHS.

      The HTC monthly meetings are held the third Saturday of each month from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Attendance is mandatory at Saturday meetings. Students will require reliable and timely transportation to and from each of the meetings. Students who are unable to attend a meeting are required to notify the director of education or volunteer coordinator prior to the meeting. To graduate from the HTC, teens must attend and participate in at least nine of the twelve meetings.
      In addition to the monthly meetings, teens will also pursue a series of paw pins. The pins will be awarded upon completion of the following:
      • Green: Orientation
      • Red: Research and presentation of a paper on an animal companionship or animal welfare topic
      • Purple: Performance of a service project outside of regularly scheduled activities.
      • Gold: Awarded after three months of service as a regular volunteer
      Upon earning the first three paw badges, as well as attending at least nine of the twelve scheduled Saturday meetings/activities, teens may enter our regular volunteer program, even though they are not 16 years of age.
      Teens that do not complete their paw badges may remain in the club and participate in monthly meetings and activities. They may not, however, graduate early to become a regular volunteer. Instead they will need to wait until they are 16 years of age to volunteer.

      At this time, we are not taking new applications for the HTC. We hope to re-open for new applicants at the beginning of 2011. If you have a qualifying teen, please check back with us in January 2011.

      Gardendale: Homeschool Cub Scouts

      Gardendale Cub Scouts
      Home School Cub Scouts Pack 714 
      Monday Nights
      7 pm 
      Mt. Vernon Gardendale, Al. Fellowship Hall  Ages K6-5th grade. 

      Essay Grading

      Please feel free to share!
      Not confident in grading your homeschoolers writing?  I am happy to work with you to evaluate and give feedback on your students' writing assignments in history and English.  I can give you a quick turn around on assignments, offering your student feedback on their writing style, editing for grammar, as well as suggesting a grade to assist you the parent. 
      My name is Brandy Dahlen.  I received my Master's degree from the University of Cambridge, England, and I have taught part-time at UAB and Jeff State.  I teach history and literature homeschooler classes at Excelsior co-op and out of my home, including AP level classes.  I also homeschool my own children.  I have a passion for helping homeschoolers grow and excel in their writing, in preparation for college level classes. 
      I am also available for history, literature, writing, and test prep tutoring, as well as AP test preparation.
      I offer essay grading and feedback for $15/paper.  I will also grade and provide feedback on a longer research paper with multiple steps (outlining, thesis, rough draft, final draft) for $40/paper. 
      I am willing to work with students local or long-distance and am available for in-person conferences or through skype for students not local to Birmingham. 
      Thanks and let me know how I can help you!
      Brandy Dahlen
      205-422-1748

      Volunteer Opportunity: Sloss Furnaces in Bham

      Sloss Furnaces Needs You!
      sloss wants u

      Are you looking for a fun and educational
      volunteer opportunity?
       
      Sloss Furnaces is the place for you! We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are ready to learn. Tour guides are needed! We also need people interested in helping with our fun events here at Sloss or those who are willing to give up a few hours to clean areas of the site! Give us a call to learn more, we'd love to have you!

      Please call our museum office at 205.324.1911 for more information or e-mail info@slossfurnaces.com.
      Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
      Twenty 32nd Street North
      Birmingham, Alabama 35222
      205-324-1911