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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 church "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.

Oct. 23, 2015 Athens: Storytelling Festival

Want your student to fall in love with words? Meet us at the Athens Storytelling Festival in Athens, AL! 

What is a Storytelling Festival?

As homeschoolers, we are being given the opportunity to participate in the oldest form of education. Students will be spellbound as they listen to nationally renowned storytellers who will demonstrate the art of storytelling. Storytelling is traditional, creative, educational, cultural, personal, and therapeutic. The stories told will seem spontaneous, but not without hours of coaching and practice-the storytellers will captivate their audience by using eye contact, their voices, movement, and expressions to bring their stories to life in the listeners' minds and hearts.

When: Friday October 23

Featured Tellers include:
9–9:45a Donald Davis
9:45–10:30a Bil Lepp
10:30–11:15a Carmen Deedy
11:15a–1:15p Lunch
2–2:45p Andy Offut Irwin
2:45-3p Tellers available for autographs in the store

Friday - All Day. Adults $25/Child $12
Half Day Tickets are available for Friday also, morning or afternoon session Adults $15/Child $10

For more information or to order tickets online:

Meet at the ticket booth at 8:30 a.m. Look for the Everest sign. We will walk somewhere nearby for lunch or you can bring your own. You cannot, however, eat in the tents. Please text Jackie Reames at 256-506-9923 to confirm your attendance.

This event is sponsored by Everest Academy but open to all homeschoolers.  Please review the Everest Academy Participation Policy before attending any of our events.