The dream for EPIC Homeschool Network first began in the heart of our founder, Andrea Hall, when she felt God leading her to homeschool her children. Her husband agreed but had only one question. “How will they be socialized?”
It was then that she decided to start a homeschool support group to meet other like-minded homeschooling families.
With the help of the local librarian Ms. Marks (now retired) and the local newspaper, The Brightside of Cobb, the word got out about this new homeschool support group.
On Tuesday, July 17, 2012, several moms and children gathered together at the South Cobb Regional Library for a Homeschool Meet & Greet. Out of this meeting sprung the South Cobb Homeschool Support Group, aka South Cobb Homeschoolers.
From there a small group of moms started meeting for Arts and Crafts and Free Play Fridays at the South Cobb Regional Library and the South Cobb Recreation Center. They did unit studies and engaged in field trips and activities surrounding each unit.
After doing this for several years, we felt the need to offer more resources to the homeschool community such as scholarships and free field trips. With this in mind, a strategic planning committee was formed to explore options. The vision was cast to grow beyond the local area so South Cobb Homeschoolers expanded and changed its name to EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc.
On April 28, 2016, EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. became a registered nonprofit organization in the state of Georgia. We have an EPIC vision and mission to enrich, enhance, and empower home education in the community.
To date, we have provided free Resource Fairs, field trips, and other activities that have served over 400 families.
On September 13, 2021, we started the Academy Program, offering support to homeschooling families including classes for their children.
This #GivingTuesday we are fundraising to help us continue to provide classes and field trips at low cost to these families and expand to a bigger facility to accommodate the growing need for quality homeschool support.
Your donation will greatly enhance our ability to adequately provide the quality of care our children and our community needs in these challenging times.