EPIC Homeschool Running Program

The EPIC Running Club is a twelve week program.  We are proud member of Atlanta Track Club’s Kilometer Kids, a free, game oriented running program designed to get kids active! The mission of Kilometer Kids is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle to area youth through a running-based program, empowering children with the knowledge they need to make smart lifestyle choices.

We meet weekly on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at a park in Austell, Georgia (Cobb County).  You must be a registered member of EPIC HSN to participate. If you are interested sign up and you will be contacted regarding membership (which is a $40 for the family).

The meeting schedule will be emailed once you register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScNpxRJJSyF4r6nVflKzn8K_foPwgYKNVkgUBsVmFa1JY_B2Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

Upcoming Team Races

· October 24: Kilometer Kids Fun Run and Dash: Blackburn Park

· November 7: Kilometer Kids Fun Run and Dash: KSU

· November 22: Thanksgiving Day Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia One Mile & 50m Dash

To register for the running club go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScNpxRJJSyF4r6nVflKzn8K_foPwgYKNVkgUBsVmFa1JY_B2Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

EPIC Teens/Tweens Program

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We have started our EPIC Teens/Tweens Program.

Tweens are ages 11 – 13 (if your child is 10 and turning 11 during the 2018-2019 school year you may sign up for tweens).  Teens are ages 14- 18.

If you are interested, please complete the form here so we can send you an invitation to our next event.

Student Ambassador Program

Lisa Kinnemore would like to introduce a new opportunity for home school students for the 2018-2019 school year. The Student Ambassador Program is a leadership development program for high school students that centers around civic engagement, voter registration promotion and volunteerism. The Secretary of State’s office launched this program statewide in the fall of 2016. Secretary Kemp has created this opportunity for students to work as liaisons between our office and their schools. Through the program, they will promote voter registration and voter awareness among their peers.

Currently, there are approximately 150 schools across the state participating, and we are now opening up registration for the 2018-2019 school year. We have seen great success with the program thus far, and we are excited to see it continue to grow. The students are learning while engaging and giving back to their communities.

The program is free to join and open to all high schools and homeschool groups in the state of Georgia. If you choose to partake, we ask that you select at least one sophomore, junior, and senior to participate as each grade level has specific roles and responsibilities in the program. Each school is allowed to select up to 9 representatives, and how these students are selected is left up to the individual schools.

The students will attend a regional kick-off event in the fall where they will receive all the training and resources they will need to be successful in the program.  Throughout the year, the students will plan events that center around civic involvement, voter registration promotion, and volunteerism. For each event that they hold, they will receive points towards our statewide and regional competitions. I have included a link to an informational video that would only take a few minutes of your time, and gives great insight about the program.

For students that are interested in joining, the deadline is August 24th to sign up.

Kick Off Dates:

Atlanta (Georgia World Congress Center): September 6
Statesboro (Georgia Southern University): September 12
Macon (Anderson Conference Center): September 13

Learn more at: http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/general/student_ambassador_program

2018 Not Back to School Party

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EPIC HOMESCHOOL NETWORK, INC. is hosting our annual Not Back to School Party featuring local resources for the homeschooling community .

This event will take place during on Thursday, August 9 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Collar Park located at 2625 Joe Jerkins Boulevard, Austell, Georgia 30106.

Not Back to School Party is a chance for local homeschool families to hang out and get to meet one another while learning more about EPIC Homeschool Network and other resources.  We will also be signing up for our new Teen/Tween program at the park!

This event is free and open to the public. However, we encourage attendees to register at Eventbrite at https://notbacktoschoolparty2018.eventbrite.com . If you have a resouce and would like to participate please email epichsn@gmail.com

 

How to Start a Homeschool Group

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Are you attending the 2018 Southeast Homeschool Expo on July 26- 28 at the Cobb Galleria?  We hope so and we hope to see you there.  EPIC will be around on Friday, July 27.  Come visit us at EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. Booth #301.  To learn more go to https://www.southeasthomeschoolexpo.com/dates-times-and-costs/

How to Start a Homeschool Group

So you’re homeschooling and you’re worried about the big S question…SOCIALIZATION. You’ve looked at the groups around but you can’t seem to find one that works for your family. Have you considered starting your own homeschool group? In this session Andrea Hall will share how she started South Cobb Homeschoolers which has now become EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc., a nonprofit designed to enrich, enhance, and empower home education in the community. You will learn how you can start your own group in seven simple steps.  Join us on Friday, July 27, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in room 118 for this session on How to Start a Homeschool Group.

Benefits of Membership

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We would like to invite you to join EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. for the 2018-2019 school year!  Membership runs from July 1st – June 30th .

Last year we had a number of efforts toward our mission to enrich, enhance and empower home education in the community including:

  • Free webinars to empower families in homeschooling
  • Scholarship awards to homeschool families
  • The Annual EPIC Resource Fair to provide resources to homeschool families and the community
  • The Annual Awards Ceremony where we recognize the work of our homeschool students
  • The Annual Yearbook
  • Snacks for Homeschool Hangout
  • Science @ the Park
  • Subsidizing the costs of our first out of town trip to the Huntsville Space and Rocket Center

This year, we hope to accomplish even more, including:

  • Painting @ the Park
  • Biz Kidz 101
  • Science @ the Park
  • International Festival/Geography Fair
  • STEM Class
  • Character Education
  • Grocery Store Math
  • Music Class

We invite you to join our organization for another successful year for $40 per family.

Benefits of membership include:

  • Teacher Identification Card for Discounts with local service providers
  • One Complimentary Yearbook
  • Weekly Email Newsletters
  • Eligibility for EPIC Scholarships
  • Participation in the Annual Awards Ceremony

To join simply sign up here and process payment online.

If you have any questions about membership please don’t hesitate to contact Andrea Hall at 404.644.8391 or ahall@epichsn.org.

2018 EPIC MATERIALS SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

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Meet Christina, the winner of our annual EPIC Materials Scholarship.  Christina won our annual $100 scholarship offered to members of EPIC Homeschool Network. To learn more about membership go to www.epichsn.org.

 

Upon receiving her scholarship Christina expressed her deepest thanks:

Thank you so much for the materials scholarship! We have used the money from the scholarship to add to our ever growing books for homeschooling the 2 kids I have. I added some preschool workbooks and reading books for my 3 yr old and for my 8 yr old I have added Singapore science and also some language arts books as well. We used the leftovers to make a new shelf for our books as our previous shelf was getting a bit tight. I can not say thank you enough for the scholarship as this year was a bit tight for us money wise and we certainly used it! I hope you keep the EPIC scholarships open for those who need them in the future. Thank you again.

If you would like to learn more about the EPIC Scholarships visit https://epichsn.com/scholarships/. 

If you would like to support the mission of EPIC Homeschool Network, please consider joining or making a donation.