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Getting College Ready

Learn how to prepare your Black homeschooling child for the college application process

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This virtual webinar, led by homeschooling coach & author Cheryl Carter along with Dr. Khadijah Ali-Coleman of Black Family Homeschool Educators & Scholars, LLC is for homeschooling parents of high schoolers on a college pathway.

We will share valuable tips on:

  • Developing a timeline & check-list for for the college application process
  • How to approach the college essay for homeschoolers
  • Creating compelling transcripts and more!

This is a virtual webinar that will be facilitated through Zoom. Join us for this interactive engagement.

About the Facilitators:

Cheryl R. Carter is a busy homeschooling mother and a college professor with a passion to help others achieve academic and life success. Her three oldest children have attended competitive universities and received very generous academic scholarships, including some that are national. She has also coached countless other home school parents in the admission process, and helped their children gain admission into premier colleges and universities.

Carter's counsel is sound and unique. She teaches English and Creative Writing courses, and writes broadly on various topics. such as, spiritual growth, parenting, home schooling, and special education. Carter is the author of several books including Organize Your Life, Chasing God and the Kids, Too, Essential Writing Skills for the College Bound Student, Inspire the Writer in Your Child and Organize Your AD/HD Child. Her books have been translated into Hebrew, German, Czech, and Polish.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, and has completed graduate study in Special Education. Carter has also written literary guides and won academic awards for her writing. She remains active in the homeschool community and holds a certificate in College Admissions from Columbia University. Learn more about her here.

Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman, Ed.D. homeschooled her daughter off and on for 13 years and graduated her from her family's homeschool in 2021. Her homeschooled daughter attracted scholarship offers from over a dozen colleges/universities that totaled over half a million dollars before accepting a full scholarship from the University of San Francisco. Dr. Ali-Coleman is a homeschool researcher and co-editor of the book, Homeschooling Black Children in the US: Theory, Practice & Popular Culture (IAP, 2022) which features narratives from more than a dozen Black homeschooling mothers from across the country. Dr. Ali-Coleman is also a playwright, published children's book author and poet who is creative director of Liberated Muse Arts Group which she founded in 2008. An academic, she is a former college administrator who lectures at the University of Maryland in the English department. She is also founding director of Black Family Homeschool Educators & Scholars, LLC which produces an annual virtual teach-in each summer for homeschooling families since 2020. Learn more about her here.

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