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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.

Nov. 2015 - May 2016 (Third Wed) Dothan: "Cupcakes & Convo" Communication Forum for Homeschoolers

Please note that the info below is for the 2015/2016 school year.  The schedule for the 2016/2017 school year has not yet been decided. 

Precious Freeman is leading this amazing new communication forum for homeschool kids. These sessions will teach children how to read social cues and necessary tools for effective communicating. "We are going to call it "Cupcakes and Convo!".  For now, let's try once per month. Each time the children get together, we will have one main topic of conversation. We will let them know in advance. Then, we will get them together around my workstation and let the conversation begin. They will learn how to add value to conversations which a lot of times is like double Dutch because you've got to find the perfect time to jump in. It will have some awkward moments and a few silent ones, BUT over time it will get easier :) " 

Precious Freeman 's downtown office
137 N Saint Andrews Street Suite 2
Dothan, AL 36301 (Just past the Dothan Opera House and Civic Center)

Cupcakes and Convo is scheduled for the third Wednesday of every month beginning November 18, 2015 through May 18, 2016. 
Nov. 18, 2015
Dec. 16, 2015
Jan. 20, 2016
Feb. 17, 2016
March 16, 2016
April 20, 2016
May 18, 2016

Ages 7 - 11 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Ages 12 and up from 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
(There is a play area for the younger children, waiting on older siblings.)

RSVP:  Please RSVP by the day before each event to Amanda Martin at mandamama@gmail.com or call 334-464-2162.  

AND email Precious at precious@bfcmanagement.com. She will email info including the topic that will be discussed that month. For those who do not know her, Precious is an entrepreneur who's company manages the esteemed Carver Museum (which we will also be planning a separate field trip to) as well as the Murals in downtown Dothan. Connie 's review of the first month's session: "Omgoodness y'all! We went to Cupcakes and Convo today and the kids really enjoyed it! It did take them outta their comfort zone but let's face it having a conversation with someone u don't know can be a little uncomfortable even for us adults. They are learning to take cues in a conversation, making eye contact, thinking on the spot and leaving that person with the best impression of u so they will always remember u. Which I know as well as u do that in this world it's not what u know it's who u know! I really think this is gonna help the kids not feel so awkward and uncomfortable when meeting new people. Hope to see y'all next time!" So please let us know if you will attend so Precious can plan accordingly.

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.