Resource Fair 2012–Thursday, August 23

This is a Greater Waco Christian Home Educators event to let our members know about activities and businesses available to help them with the academic, social, spiritual and physical education of their families. The Resource Fair will be at Highland Baptist Church, Thursday, August 23 from 6:30-8pm.  Please bring everyone in your family.  Some vendors will have hands-on learning for your students.


6:30 pm please arrive at 6:30 if you need to visit, swap books, or settle your children in childcare. This is a good time to check in with membership, write a nametag, and pick up student IDs. Meanwhile the GWCHE coordinators will be having their turn around the Resource Fair racetrack!

7:00 pm Resource Fair open to everyone

7:55 pm Door Prizes announced

8:00 pm New Member Meet and Greet with the GWCHE Board

Vendors to help you educate your family:

Auto Mechanics class with Joel Strickland–Each young man will learn important mechanical skills in a fun environment, and also have the opportunity to use their fresh experience to serve our community.

Baylor Camp Success –The Baylor University’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders provides language diagnostics and therapy for individuals in the community ranging from early childhood to senior citizens; services are directed toward speech development, aphasia, literacy, and therapy for dyslexia during the school year and during summer camps for a free or manageable cost depending on the needs of the family.

Boy Scouts of America

Brazos Valley Co-op— meets each Friday and offers affordable academic and enrichment classes for homeschoolers K – 12 such as art, PE, sciences, theater, choir, writing, cooking, guitar, ukulele, dance, speech, and much, much more!!!

Cameron Park Zoo–offers a unique outdoor science classroom featuring conservation efforts that include not only animals but plants and trees set in natural habitats that feature lush native vegetation.

Carpe Diem Latin–Latin instruction/tutoring for individuals, sibling groups, or small group classes.

Center for Learning and Development–CLD has created a computer-based learning assessment that reveals how your child learns best as well as customizable software to help him or her learn in a fun and unique way.

Central Texas String Academy (CTSA)—private, group, and orchestra instruction on violin, viola, cello, and guitar

Earth Science Education–We offer field trips and class activities covering a variety of Earth Science subjects.

F3—Faith, Family and Friends meets on Thursdays, beginning September 6th, at Bledsoe-Miller Recreation Center, from 9:20 – 2:20; uses Apologia curriculum for science, geography & history.

Flips Gymnastics—Thursday, 3:00-4:00 Homeschool (Boys & Girls 5 yrs. & up). Classes start August 27 at 6933 Woodway Dr.  Call Stephanie or Darlene for pricing at 776-2150; visit

Gideon Bibles–What we offer is God’s Word. We are giving out the small New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs.

Historic Waco Foundation–We offer access to history education through curriculum based instruction and hands-on family activities.

HOT Fencing Club–Learn the exciting art of swordplay!

HOT Urban Gardening Coalition–The Heart of Texas Urban Gardening Coalition has worked with gardens around Waco since 2005 – providing after-school garden programming, hosting garden-related workshops, and supporting the development of the Waco Downtown Farmers Market.

Joy Howard, math teacher and personality coach–The Math Cafe class for 6th-9th graders will be offered on Monday afternoons in Waco. I also offer private math tutoring and personality assessments for learning styles and career planning.

Joy’s School of Dance (JSOD)–offers quality and conservative dance classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary and musical theater styles to ages 1 to adult in a fun and rewarding environment. It is our hope to teach our students the beautiful art form of dance and most importantly to have a high level of self-esteem that can be carried to all other aspects of their lives, both personally and professionally.

 Kingdom  Leadership Institue–Founded by Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas, the Kingdom Leadership Institute identifies, equips, and sends forth the next generation of godly leaders.  The Kingdom Leadership Institute Manual: Raising Up Leaders a Time Like This Demands is a spiritual field manual designed to train Christian leaders to win the cultural battles of the day.

Korpi Ballet– teaching excellence 25 years for the Glory of God.

Little Giant Steps, Inc. –a neurodevelopmental approach to helping kids. Explore tips on how to make learning easier or sign up for a neurodevelopmental screening. Winners of our drawing for free products will be announced at 8pm.

McLennan Community College–MCC’s dual credit program provides an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to enroll in courses on-campus and on-line that will earn both college and high school credit. Students may enroll in academic courses, which typically apply toward a bachelor’s degree, or workforce courses, which provide training for a particular profession.

Mayborn Museum— Discovery Boxes, volunteer opportunity

Meals on Wheels—Senior ministry; volunteer opportunity

Mom’s Retreat–Three Mountain Retreat in Clifton; 3 Days/2 Nights, $80 – $100, March 1-3, 2013, registration deposit of $50 holds spot

Piano Laboratory Program, Baylor University School of Music

R.E.A.C.H. Therapeutic Riding Center–Riding Equines to Achieve Confidence and Health; riding opportunities and volunteer opportunities

Simply Fun–We sell educational games.

Stampin’ Blessings Class–meets on the 1st Monday of each month at my home, 809 Glasgow Dr., from 3 – 4:30. The cost is $10 to stamp 3 – 4 projects & students can sign up for the year

Texas Ranger Museum

TSTC–Texas State Technical College is a state-funded institution of higher education offering Associate of Applied Science degrees and certificates in critical and emerging technologies at four campuses and three extension centers across Texas.

Upward Soccer

Waco McLennan County Library–What’s new at the library? There are lots of programs and services waiting for you!

Westwood Baptist Church–Pastor J. David Tate

GWCHE Opportunities to learn about: 4-H, A+ Cards, Academic activities, Box Tops, Campbell Soup Labels, Email loops, Field Trips, GWCHE Librarian, High School Support, History Fair, Middlers, Missions (Kent & Becky Forester from Africa, The Chas and Claudia Hahns from Central Asia), New Homeschool Support, New Member Packet, Park Day, Skate Day, Special Needs, Stanford testing, Student ID, and Yearbook.

Where to park and how to get in?

How to get Lisa Sterner to care for my kiddos?

See you there

Jana Owens and Kari Vanhoozer, Resource Fair Coorinators