Homespun Kids' Event: An Invite to the Annual Little Einsteins Swap Meet
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Seven years ago I founded the non-profit cooperative Homespun Kids. The purpose of this cooperative is to provide activities and assistance to families home schooling their children in the Lakeside, California area. My business coordinates in-home group classes, fieldtrips, parties and special events, as well as coordinating guest speakers. To date, Homespun Kids has served over 150 local families with children ages preschool through 12th grade.
One of the most important things that any child can be taught is the value of teaching. To this end, our group founded the community outreach program Little Einsteins. The purpose of this program is to promote reading and encourage increased literacy in public schools by volunteering as after-school tutors in the areas of phonics and reading. This program utilizes some of the most advanced literacy curriculum available making it simple for home school children as young as 6th grade to teach younger children how to read and provide fun practice for shaky readers.
In order to raise funds for the curriculum this outreach program utilizes, Homespun Kids hosts an annual community swap meet on the first Saturday in December. All items for the sale are donated from the community and all funds from the sale go directly to purchasing the curriculum that is helping so many at-risk children learn to read. The swap meet is held each year in the parking lot of Shadow Mountain Community Church. Local restaurants and