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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.

Student Spotlight: Malik Kofi

Malik Kofi - Everest Academy Student

Dear Debbie,

This is Malik's  performance at the Kennedy Center in D.C. Sept. 30, 2013.


Malik Kofi is a budding child prodigy whose talents touch the lives of everyone who meets him. This 11-year-old African American prodigy has astounding gifts and the world is taking notice. Based in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, “Little Music Manchild: The Malik Kofi Story” is a documentary written and produced by Malena Cunningham, founder of Strategic Media Relations, Inc., that draws viewers into the journey of this sensational youth advocate, musician, scholar, public speaker and fearless leader, as he works to reach his highest potential.

This inspiring project documents Malik’s distinctive childhood, unique homeschooling experience (with his grandmother, Ruby Cox), personal relationships, and opportunities that help him develop his superior talents in music and education. The documentary features appearances by Craig Hultgren, cellist with the Alabama Symphony, Dr. Frank Adams, renowned jazz musician, and Udi Bar David, cellist with the Philadelphia Orchestra. It also addresses complex subjects like homeschooling, child prodigy, family sacrifice and cultural awareness.

“Little Music Manchild: The Malik Kofi Story” is an inspirational message for aspiring young and talented musicians of all ages that depicts the unique upbringing of a determined African-American youth who is well on his way to accomplishing amazing things.