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Black Homeschoolers Of Birmingham

Providing Support For Homeschool Families

Black Homeschoolers Of Birmingham is a safe place for homeschool families of Black and Brown children to learn, play, and grow.

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Who We Are

While we do not provide homeschool services, we are a  membership based support group for homeschool families in the Birmingham Area that centers Black and Brown homeschooled children with planned activities and field trips throughout the school year.  Our mission is to create a safe space for Black and Brown homeschooled children to learn, play and grow.

"We unapologetically center and advocate on behalf of Black and Brown children."

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Who we are not

We are not a church school or cover school for homeschool families. We have partnered with our sister company, Legacy Builder Academy, to ensure that families are compliant with the legal requirements of the State of Alabama in regards to compulsory education.  CLICK HERE for more information about the laws regarding homeschooling in Alabama.

In the summer of 2019, Black Homeschoolers of Birmingham began with Yalonda Chandler and Jennifer Duckworth, who were two African-American, homeschool moms that were actively serving in their local church and homeschool community. Although both had active families and multiple school aged children to support, they realized that although they had found several avenues of resources to support their homeschool environments there was still an element missing. That element was the acknowledgement and celebration of their African-American culture and heritage. Upon joining a Facebook group that targeted homeschoolers in their region, they soon discovered that they both were eager for community and shared a desired for a safe space for their children to excel with other homeschooled children. They knew that others were also seeking the same environment.


Once they met on a playdate, they quickly realized that they shared common faith based values and convictions that led them to one another; it was not long after that the two moms started to plan play dates, field trips, and other activities that centered around the cultural development of homeschoolers.

Although our community formed in 2019 as Birmingham Area Homeschool Moms, it was not until the emergence of Covid in the spring of 2020 that served as a catalyst to cement our  renewed purpose and led us to change our name to Black Homeschoolers of Birmingham. Our focus and purpose has now evolved to be a “landing pad” that centers the educational development of Black and Brown homeschoolers.  

Upcoming Events

Our History

Join to RSVP for Upcoming Events

  • Mar 30, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Please let us know your interest in bringing our UAB Covid testing grant to Montgomery by registering for this event.
  • Mar 31, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Wald Park, 1973 Merryvale Rd, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216, USA
    Join us for our annual Spring Fling. Bring your lunch and a nut free snack to share PLUS 24 candy filled eggs. Easter egg hunt will start at 11 (we will separate tiny tots, littles, and big kids). Teens will have a separate hang out spot Don’t forget your water and sports/play equipment!
  • Apr 03, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Perfecting Reconciliation Church Interna, 1723 3rd Ave N, Bessemer, AL 35020, USA
    Help keep our community safe from the spread of Covid! And earn our student incentive - $15 every week just by getting a gentle nose swab!
  • Apr 04, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    3620 Vaughn Rd, 3620 Vaughn Rd, Montgomery, AL 36106, USA
    Join us for our first park day! Bring your own lunch, plus a nut free snack to share. Don’t forget your lawn chair, water and sports/play equipment!
  • Apr 05, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Bessemer, 400 19th St N, Bessemer, AL 35020, USA
    Join BHOB on a tour of the Bessemer Public Teen and Children's Library.
  • Apr 11, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Zoom info forthcoming
    We have a unique opportunity for our teens to have 4 workshops to help develop their personal brand by the leader of Youth Leadership Forum Session 1 Application Session 2 Resume Session 3 Interview Session 4 Group Communication The 1st session is free, each subsequent session is $10
  • Apr 26, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT
    Birmingham, 4121 7th Ave, Birmingham, AL 35224, USA
    Join BHOB Teens (12-18) for a volunteering opportunity with Royal Divinity Ministries. They will be sorting and preparing food boxes that will be used to give out to the community. ** Permission Slips must be signed for participation
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Black Homeschoolers of Birmingham has quickly become recognized as one of the premier voices and spaces for Black home education, not only in Birmingham, but also throughout the country. Many are now taking notice of the "great Exodus" from traditional/public school. In 2019 Black homeschoolers made up only 3% of homeschoolers nationwide. Following the pandemic, Black homeschoolers now comprise 16.6% of the nations homeschoolers. (All media inquiries should be sent to

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Community Partners

We are committed to partnering with our community to offer quality programs. 

Neighbor Foundations - Owner Jennifer Duckworth provides in person and virtual tutoring, and a debate team. 

Legacy Builders Academy - Owner Yalonda Chandler provides homeschool  coaching, as well as a church school option. She operates a bi monthly STEM Co-Op in Bessemer, AL.

Keystones LLC - Owners John-Mark and Grace McGaha provide group music and choir instruction.


Our partners in education:


VELA Education Fund

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