Are you a homeschooling family navigating the exciting journey of helping your students choose their life path after high school?
Join us at the College and Career Summit for Homeschool Families, a dynamic, three-day online event designed to provide invaluable information and guidance for homeschooling families as they chart their students' futures.
The College and Career Summit is a virtual event, with 20+ workshops, specially curated to empower homeschooling families with the knowledge, resources, and confidence needed to make informed decisions about their students' post-high school paths. Whether you're exploring the possibilities of higher education, the workforce, the military, trade school, or an alternative pathway, this event is tailor-made for you.
🌟 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS 🌟
✔️ 20+ Expert Workshops: Gain insights and advice from experienced educators, career counselors, and professionals through 20+ workshops. These workshops cover a wide range of topics, from college admissions and financial aid to vocational training and entrepreneurship.
✔️ Pathway Exploration: Discover a multitude of educational and career pathways, ensuring that you have a comprehensive understanding of all the options available.
✔️ Personalized Guidance: Interact with experts during live a Q&A session.
✔️ Networking Opportunities: Connect with other homeschooling families, fostering a supportive community of like-minded individuals on a similar journey.
✔️ Resource Hub: Access a wealth of resources, including informative articles, guides, and checklists to help you navigate the decision-making process effectively.
✔️ Success Stories: Hear inspiring stories from homeschool graduates who have pursued diverse paths, providing real-world examples of success beyond high school.
✔️ Parent Empowerment: Equip parents with the tools they need to support and advocate for their students in their chosen paths.
🌟 A GLIMPSE INTO THE 20+ WORKSHOPS 🌟
College or Career - What is best for my teen?
AP English vs Dual Enrollment: Which is Better?
Homeschool Graduates: Their Accomplishments and Their Advice
How to Land a Job with NASA
Planning a non traditional high school experience with your autistic learner
Preparing for College: It's Easier Than You Might Think
The Ups and Downs of Dual Enrollment
Innovation Certificate Program: Help your student stand our for post-high school paths
Homeschool to High Tech: Empowering Teens with Early Startup Exposure
How to Ace any Standardized Test and Get Free College
FAFSA Means Free Money (New Format Coming in December)
Dennis DiNoia, M.A.Ed has been immersed in education for over 30 years. He holds a M.A. in Education from the University of South Florida. He is affectionately known to his students as “Mr. D”. His online programs have students across the entire United States and Mr. D has worked with students on 5 different continents! Mr. D is a pioneer in “live online class” which he began leading in 2013. Mr. D’s first book “TEACH – creating independtly responsible learners” was released last year and he is currently working a new book on how to develop and nuture executive functioning skills. Mr. D’s podcast brings top homeschooling educators, parents and students with a story to tell. Mr. D is a favorite speaker at homeschool conventions as his upbeat speaking style and hands-on presentations leave attendees inspired to be homeschool parents and students.
Dr. Jay L. Wile
Dr. Jay L. Wile holds an earned Ph.D. in nuclear chemistry and a B.S. in chemistry, both from the University of Rochester. He has won several awards for excellence in teaching and is an internationally-known speaker, having presented lectures on the topics of Nuclear Chemistry, Christian Apologetics, Homeschooling, and Creation vs. Evolution in several different countries. He is best known for his award-winning K-12 science textbooks designed specifically for the home school, which have been translated into Korean, Chinese, and Afrikaans. Dr. Wile and his wife of more than 35 years, Kathleen, homeschooled their daughter, Dawn, from the time they adopted her until she graduated high school. Dawn is a Butler University graduate and owns a speciality shipping company (Paws Logistics) with her husband, James.
Jean Burk is the author of the award-winning College Prep Genius program and has written numerous articles about the SAT and PSAT tests, high school prep, college prep, and how to get free college. She
is a Fox News contributor on radio interviews and has been featured as an SAT expert on ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, TXA21, CW33, WE, Forbes, UShop TV and The Homeschool Channel. She homeschooled both her children and they each earned free college and incredible scholarships because of their PSAT and SAT scores. Some of the benefits included full tuition, room and board, unlimited laundry and
lunchroom passes, study abroad stipends, etc. Her son also earned free law school and her daughter
earned free grad school.
She currently travels and speaks about the importance of college preparation at conventions, book fairs, schools, libraries, etc. She has taught her revolutionary, award-winning “Master the
SAT” Prep Class all over the United States, mainland China, India, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico and Thailand. Many of her students have raised their SAT score as much as 700 points, ACT 9 points, become National Merit Scholars and have gone to an Ivy League for free! Her Vocabcafé book series helps teenagers and younger children increase their knowledge of SAT level
vocabulary words through fun and wholesome books and her “High School Prep Genius” book won the “Blue Ribbon Award” for the best and favorite college prep resource along with 21 unsolicited awards for her program.
Courtney Tyree, M.S.
Courtney Tyree, Education Services Specialist (ESS) from the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion in Columbus, OH, brings a wealth of knowledge and a genuine passion for empowering families with tools they need to make informed decisions about their children’s futures.
With a B.S. in Community Health Education and a M.S. in Adult Education, from Kent State University and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Courtney’s academic journey has been dedicated to training and development. Her upbringing in a family of educators instilled in her the value of helping others reach their goals. Courtney firmly believes in Ernie Fletcher’s wisdom that “Education is our greatest opportunity to give an irrevocable gift to the next generation.”.
Her current role as an educational liaison for Army recruiters across Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky emphasizes her commitment to fostering student success and guiding them in making well-informed career choices in high schools, all without military obligation. Families at this year’s College and Career Summit will gain valuable insights and tools to help their students chart a path to success in the ever-evolving word of career exploration.
Herb Baker is a University of Texas alum and recently retired from NASA after 42 years of service, primarily in the Space Shuttle & Space Station Programs. Most recently, he worked with the Astronaut Office, Aircraft Operations, Flight Operations Directorate (e.g., Mission Control & Neutral Buoyancy Lab) at the Johnson Space Center (Houston, Texas).
Since the 1980's, he has performed as an actor in community theater, appearing in 20 musicals, comedies, & dramas and recently became active in theater again, playing Kris Kringle in "Miracle on 34th Street" and then Doc Myers in "Leading Ladies" at Clear Creek Community Theatre.
Herb is now an officer on the NASA Alumni League Board of Directors and an Advisor for Titan Space Technologies. He also volunteers with the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, Space Center Houston, and Girlstart, among others.
Michelle Osborn is the owner and founder of Yellow House Book Rental, specializing in providing homeschool curriculum for rent or purchase, as well as coaching and guidance for homeschool families. She is a wife, a 22-year homeschool veteran, and mom of four amazing children and grandma to five! Three of her children are now successful entrepreneurs. Michelle’s passions include serving by leading worship at her church and encouraging homeschool moms through one on one coaching, courses, social media and speaking engagements. She has found her niche in helping parents homeschool their teens through the high school years and on to pursue their dreams. HomeschoolingteensSuccessfully.com
Terri has a heart for children with special needs, (her oldest has autism), single parents (bought THAT t-shirt!), writing, and sharing Jesus with people. The Lord God has put her and her husband on the road to minister to people with physical disabilities as well, as he was paralyzed in an attempted armed robbery. Their life is faced with paraplegia every single day, and they long to encourage others in the same situation.
Lisa Nehring has been married for over 30 years, has five children, 2 graduate degrees and a black belt in homeschooling. She has homeschooled since 1991 and wrote a Master’s Thesis on Why Parents Homeschool, A History of Education in America. Lisa is the founder and owner of True North Homeschool Academy, an online school for homeschoolers offering 100+ classes for middle school and high school. Lisa Nehring and her husband, Dr. David Nehring, a Clinical Psychologist, and Biblical Scholar speak together on a wide variety of topics, including education, classical education, vision, mission, parenting, marriage, and more.
Author and speaker, Felice Gerwitz, is an outside of the box thinker. Her books reflect a love of learning and education with an eye toward retention.
She is a graduate of Florida Southern College, a former teacher with a degree in Elementary Education, Learning Disabilities and Early Childhood Education. She began Media Angels Publishing in 1994.
Eight of Felice's titles have been selected by noted book reviewer, Cathy Duffy in both her 100-Top and 101 Top Homeschool Curriculum Picks. Her science fair book was selected as book of the month by God's World Publishing.
Felice owns and podcasts at the Ultimate Christian Podcast Network and the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network. Her podcast topics include homeschooling, parenting, spiritual life and a podcast for aspiring authors and podcasters.
She is an Author-Consultant and sought-after conference speaker. In her spare time, you can find Felice whipping up a batch of cookies, spending time with family and friends or jetting off to exotic baseball and softball fields to watch her college kids play!
Danielle Marshall is a self-published author and marketer living in Louisville, Kentucky. As a former student mentor and college application reviewer, she saw an opportunity to leverage her communications background to create a journal for students about college visits. She's visited nearly 45 college campuses and earned her bachelor's from Texas Christian University and master's from Syracuse University.
Danielle wanted to create a resource for all students, regardless of socioeconomic status, that would help students think critically about a specific, and important part of the college admissions process, the campus tour. The book encourages students to use all five senses on their campus visit, as well as, leverage their soft skills to determine which college is the best fit.
Danielle published a Spanish version of the book in 2020 and also began hosting workshops about what to expect before, during and after a college campus visit. In 2021, she launched Tour Genius, a note-taking app for college visits. Additionally, she works with organizations to create college-specific visit journals for special programming.
David is a small business owner and life long technologist in industry. He and his wife run SkillTrek a program to promote precocious life skill development for students ages 6 to 16.
Veldorah J Rice is the owner of Write from the Heart, an online English program for middle and high school students. She developed a unique AP English class that prepares students for two AP tests in one year. Her students pass both tests at a rate of three times the national average. Veldorah is also an adjunct instructor with twenty years of experience in teaching freshman English, advanced writing, remedial writing, public speaking, and several communication classes. Veldorah lives in western Pennsylvania with her husband and two children, with a third away at college.
Pat Wesolowski is an author, speaker, and homeschooling mother of 9 who is now the Homeschool Specialist at Bryan College in Dayton, TN. After homeschooling her 9 children for the past 32 years, she is finally finished! Pat has a heart for helping parents find joy in their homeschooling experience and, for that reason, loves teaching workshops in order to encourage and equip parents for a fun and successful homeschool experience. Pat is the host of a podcast entitled “The Homeschool Specialist,” writes a blog, and has authored numerous unit studies for homeschooled students. Pat has written a free E Resource to help parents plan for a successful high school experience: www.bryan.edu/ebook
Cary J. Green, PhD
Cary J. Green, PhD, is the founder of Skills 4 Students, LLC. He uses a faith-based approach to create books, online curriculum, and coaching programs to equip teens to succeed in school and on the job. Cary authored Success Skills for High School, College, and Career (Christian Edition) and also serve as Pastor at River of Life Christian Church. Cary gained deep insight into student success factors having taught 1,200 students during his 20-year career as a professor, but his Christian faith and experience as a Pastor and Bible Teacher provide the real value to his work. If you are looking for resources and expert advice to help your Christian teens grow in their faith and become more capable and confident students, Cary can help..
Dr. Eric Schansberg
Dr. Eric Schansberg has been a Professor of Economics at Indiana University Southeast since 1992, after earning his Ph.D. at Texas A&M and his undergrad degrees at George Mason. Eric loves teaching, having taught thousands of college students in Texas, Southern Indiana, and Louisville. He is a prolific writer, with two books on public policy (Poor Policy and Turn Neither to the Right nor to the Left), dozens of academic journal articles, and hundreds of essays. His teaching and research interests include public policy, poverty, labor economics, K-12 education, and the role of government.
Eric is a disciple of Jesus who has led Bible studies for more than 30 years. He and his wife Tonia lead a college-age ministry at Southeast Christian Church in Jeffersonville. Eric teaches through a radio show and a podcast called “The Word Diet”. He is the co-author of Thoroughly Equipped and Getting Equipped (curricula for training disciple-makers). He has also written The Word Diet (to make the Bible more accessible) and Inheriting our Promised Land (a commentary on Joshua).
Eric and Tonia have been married for 28 years. They enjoy board games, reading, and hanging out with friends and family. They have four sons—two by adoption and two the more conventional way. They home-schooled for three years and used a mixture of private and public schooling for the rest. Eric is also the President of the Board for both Brandon’s House (a non-profit in New Albany that provides free, Masters-level counseling to teens and their families) and Hope Alive Initiatives (an African ministry that focuses on Christian discipleship and economic empowerment).
Gabriel O'Neale is a former homeschooled & public schooled student, former teacher & tutor (to public school, private school, and homeschooled students), and owner of My Math Coach. Gabriel has a BS in Math Education and he's excited to share wisdom and insights with homeschooled parents from the perspective of an educator, entrepreneur, and homeschool advocate.
Georgia Bonney, a mother of fourteen children and a military wife, successfully homeschooled her children while enduring relocating every 18 months for 22 years. Her children have gone on to study at prestigious institutions such as Stanford University, the College of William and Mary, the University of Utah, George Mason University, and the London School of Economics. They have pursued diverse fields of study, including economics, Middle Eastern studies, music, mental health counseling, information technology, comparative literature, and business. Notably, her children have earned national fellowships, including a Fulbright scholarship, a Carnegie Peace Institute junior fellowship, and a National Symphony Orchestra junior fellowship.
Georgia herself graduated Magna cum Laude from U.C.L.A.. completed two graduate degrees at the University of Southern California, and pursued further studies at the Conservatory of Music in Vienna, Austria, as a Fulbright Scholar. Currently, she is a Doctoral student at Drexel University, specializing in Creativity and Innovation in the Education Leadership program.
Throughout her journey, Georgia has dedicated countless late nights to assisting her children with their college application packets. She has witnessed a shift in the focus of admission officers in recent years, moving from an emphasis on grades and scores to a more holistic view of candidates. Drawing from her experience, coaching from admission counselors, and extensive work on college admission applications, she has gained valuable insights on what to do and what to avoid.
Alicia grew up as a homeschooled student. During middle school, she became motivated to find ways to finish her college degree faster yet make it cost efficient at the same time. Through hard work and dedication, she graduated high school with almost 2 years of college already complete. Upon graduation, she worked full-time as a school teacher for two years while still working on my degree. She is passionate about helping students get an advantage in college by earning some college credits during middle/high school or a gap year. This will allow them to finish college quicker and for less money while strengthening their resume through work experience at a young age.
Cheryl Carter is the lead instructor and founder of Collegiate Learning. Carter, the writing coach, endearingly known as Professor Cheryl, for the way she methodically targets the stop-blocks that prohibit her clients from moving them ahead in completing their writing projects. Over the years, she has worked with authors writing educational, religion, science, business, and popular culture books. Professor Cheryl knows how to motivate emerging writers to overcome procrastination, literary lags and time constraints. She is the author of an ever growing number of titles and has been published traditionally and independently.
Professor Cheryl is also a college professor, who currently teaches English and writing classes. She also teaches creative writing, media and culturally relevant biography classes on Outschool.com. Professor Cheryl has an MFA in Creative Writing and a BA in English. She has also completed graduate study in special education, college admissions and counseling, and is currently a creative writing doctoral student. Professor Cheryl holds a graduate certificate in College Advisement from Columbia University and a TEFL (Teaching English to certificate. She also has a graduate certificate in Diversity, Equality and Inclusion.
A fierce advocate for education empowerment, Professor Cheryl is also the CEO of Collegiate Learning, an academic company that prepares learners for scholastic college success. She has a line of educational books that address ADHD and ELA areas, including writing, vocabulary, critical thinking, reading and writing. Additionally, Professor Cheryl, a personal historian created the innovative personal history initiative, Family-as-Biographers under her Meaningful Moments books and journals.
More importantly, Cheryl considers her most important role to be that of
homeschool mother. She has five children—three of them homeschool graduates.