Empowering Homeschooling Families Through Knowledge and Community
A Portal to Homeschool Research, Community & Practice

Our Mission

Black Family Homeschool Educators and Scholars (BFHES) is dedicated to fostering a thriving community for Black homeschooling families by bridging the gap between scholarly research and practical application. Through our innovative teach-ins, publications, and virtual platforms, we empower families with culturally relevant resources, support, and knowledge. Our mission is to create an affirming space where educators, researchers, and homeschooling parents can connect, share insights, and enhance the educational experiences of Black children. We are committed to expanding the literature on Black homeschooling and providing opportunities for professional development, community engagement, and academic excellence.

Wellness & Vitality REFRESH 2024
August 24, 2024

Join us for the inaugural 
Wellness & Vitality REFRESH 2024.

This three-hour in-person event is tailored to meet the needs of busy women preparing for an upcoming fall season.

Working women, parenting women, female business owners, young women, women in mid-life, women of walks of life are welcomed to participate in this event that will:
  • Highlight nontraditional healing modalities,
  • Offer parent pep talks and coaching for parents of children with special needs,
  • Share health and wellness tips through interactive workshops and
  • Present resources for parents considering homeschooling.

Contact for questions about this event.
 To vend or sponsor, click here.

This event takes place in Annapolis, Maryland.


HOMESCHOOLING BLACK CHILDREN IN US: Theory, Practice & Popular Culture

Homeschooling Black Children in the US: Theory, Practice and Popular Culture honestly presents how systemic racism and other factors influence the decision of Black families to homeschool. In addition, the book chapters illustrate in different ways how self-determination manifests within the homeschooling practice. Researchers Khadijah Ali-Coleman and Cheryl Fields-Smith have edited a compilation of work that explores the varied experiences of parents homeschooling Black children before, during and after COVID-19. From veteran homeschooling parents sharing their practice to researchers reporting their data collected pre-COVID, this anthology of work presents an overview that gives substantive insight into what the practice of homeschooling looks like for many Black families in the United States.


Testimonials About the BFHES Virtual Teach-In

"Loved the music playlist, I felt such a sense of community and support that's so valuable, no judgement and people seemed to attend all of the workshops etc. Loved the coffee talks that we could view at any time."

2022 BFHES Virtual Teach-In Participant

Homeschooling parent from Pennsylvania

"Do not change a thing. This year was fantastic!"

2022 BFHES Virtual Teach-In Participant

Homeschooling parent from Wisconsin

"The sense of community and being in a safe space. I appreciate the enthusiasm and joy Dr. Khadijah displayed when speaking with guests and how encouraging she was for all of us."

2022 BFHES Virtual Teach-In Participant

Homeschooling parent from Georgia

"All of it was good and helpful. I liked the variety of sessions."

2022 BFHES Virtual Teach-In Participant

Homeschooling parent from West Virginia

"I enjoyed the chat and connecting with other black homeschoolers. I gained an online teaching job and some podcast contacts from these connections. I also enjoy seeing what others are doing within the black homeschool community."

2021 BFHES Virtual Teach-In Participant

Homeschooling parent from Texas

"...I am recommending the teach-in to others because more Black families are interested. Some feel forced to homeschool under COVID-19 and inconsistent school policies. BFHES showcases homeschooling, as a natural part of family values and growth."

2021 BFHES Virtual Teach-In Participant

Homeschooling parent from Washington, D.C.

"I loved the music playlist - it was amazing. I like the group chat categories, and I enjoyed all the coffee talk presentations!"

2021 BFHES Virtual Teach-In Participant

Homeschooling parent from Wisconsin

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