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Director & Founder of Royal Scholars Homeschool Academy


Kiyana Thomas


Bio:

As a former National Board Certified Teacher and recipient of the Teacher of the Year award, Kiyana holds a Master's Degree and boasts over 15 years of invaluable classroom experience. Despite her remarkable success as a Master Educator, she made the courageous decision to step away from the traditional classroom setting to homeschool her own children.


Kiyana is an educator, motivational speaker, and trailblazer in the homeschooling community. She has tirelessly served as a consultant and is the visionary Founder of several impactful ventures. Kiyana established Royal Scholars Homeschool Academy, a South Carolina Accountability Group and Hybrid School, and Life Ready Learners, an online platform dedicated to teaching essential life skills.


Kiyana's vision extends far beyond the digital realm and South Carolina, as she plans to take Life Ready Learners on the road with engaging face-to-face pop-up shops, ensuring that valuable life skills education reaches a broader audience.


In addition to her numerous accomplishments, Kiyana has recently ventured into the realm of authorship. Her debut book, "I am the Future: Character Traits Journal for Kids!" is now available on Amazon, offering a valuable resource for character development in young minds. You can grab your copy here: https://amzn.to/3ErUEHi


For inquiries, collaboration opportunities, or to connect with Kiyana directly, please feel free to reach out via email at lifereadylearners@gmail.com. You can also connect with her on social media platforms:


KiyanaThomas embodies a unique blend of professionalism, passion for education, and a commitment to empowering young minds with the skills they need to thrive in the future.


Ms. Kiyana Thomas is an author, educator, motivational speaker, and trailblazer in the homeschooling community, creating opportunities and paving the way for others. Tell us about what you are doing to make a positive impact in your community.

Kiyana Thomas is making a positive impact on her community by being an advocate for homeschooling. Kiyana shares her experiences and knowledge with others through speaking engagements and workshops. She believes in the importance of customized education to fit each child's unique learning style and needs. She is also an advocate for diversity in homeschooling, encouraging families of all backgrounds to consider this option. By providing resources and support, Kiyana is helping families to make informed decisions about their children's education. Additionally, her work in homeschooling helps to promote independent thinking and self-directed learning, which can benefit children and society as a whole. Kiyana's dedication to homeschooling is paving the way for parents and children who are embracing the benefits of this alternative education pathway.


You recently became an author of your first book, “Character Traits Journal for Kids:

I am the Future.” Congratulations. Tell the readers about your book.

Thank you! I'm thrilled to share my passion project with you all - my new book, "I Am the Future." As a mom, I wanted to instill positive character traits in my own kids. I wanted to encourage them to be aware of their behavior and how it affects others, to practice gratitude, and to maintain a positive mindset. And so, this journal was born!


It's an easy-to-use journal for kids that focuses on building positive character traits. Throughout the journal, I've also highlighted amazing African Americans who have made a significant difference in our communities, both then and now. Plus, there are coloring pages scattered throughout with words of affirmation and positive statements.


This book is a true labor of love, and I'm beyond excited to offer it to the community. Let's work together to build a future generation that is kind, empathetic, grateful, and resilient!


Where can the readers purchase your book?

You can purchase Character Traits Journal for Kids: I am the Future here: https://a.co/d/6gALl9p


You are the Founder/CEO of Royal Scholars Homeschool Academy. Tell us about your homeschool academy and what services you offer students.

If you're a homeschooling family looking for options in South Carolina, Royal Scholars Homeschool Academy has got you covered! We offer the best of both worlds - as a South Carolina Option 3 Accountability Group, we can provide the Legal Accountability, support, and structure that many homeschooling families are looking for. But we're more than just an accountability group - we're also a hybrid school and co-op with a variety of choices to meet your unique homeschooling needs. In addition, we’ve partnered with Life Ready Learners www.lifereadylearners.com to offer online classes to our community!

We're here to help you every step of the way with monthly workshops, newsletters, field trips, and social activities to help build connections within the homeschooling community. Even better, we participate in community service events throughout the year - giving your children the chance to give back to the community in meaningful ways.

At Royal Scholars Homeschool Academy, we're all about making homeschooling work for your family. We're excited to be a part of your homeschooling journey and help you create the best experience for you and your children.


Where can readers learn more about Royal Scholars Homeschool Academy?

Learn more at www.royalscholars.org


You are a Homeschool Educator and Parent. What inspirational advice would you give to parents who want to homeschool their children, but do not feel confident enough to start homeschooling their children?

As a homeschool educator and parent myself, I understand that the decision to homeschool your children can be daunting. My advice to parents who may not feel confident enough to start homeschooling is to question the system that made you question your ability in the first place. Do not doubt your ability to homeschool your children.

I also want to remind parents that they don't have to do it all, and they don't have to do it alone. It's okay if you don't have all the tools you need to homeschool your children. Remember, our homeschooling community is here to serve you and offer assistance. There's nothing wrong with outsourcing what you don't know, and you shouldn't feel guilty about it.

Lastly, I want to emphasize that we all have doubts from time to time. It's normal to question whether you're moving in the right direction or feel guilty sometimes. When faced with these feelings, it's important to recognize them, question where they're coming from, and ask yourself whether there's evidence to support them. If the evidence isn't there, dismiss it. If it is there, then figure out what steps you need to take to get out of that place and move forward.


At the end of the day, we all want what's best for our children, and you can do this. Homeschooling can be a rewarding experience, and I encourage parents to believe in themselves and trust that they have the ability to provide a quality education for their children.


What is one of your greatest accomplishments?

One of my greatest accomplishments is being graced to be the mother of six amazing children within a successful marriage. Always remembering who I am in Christ Jesus first and being grateful for the undying support of my husband and the daily motivation and encouragement of my children. Without their unwavering support, I wouldn't be where I am today nor would I have accomplished everything else that I'm proud of. My God and my family are my solid foundation, and I'm grateful for their constant presence in my life.


Do you have any upcoming conferences, events, or workshops?

Yes! We are always working and here to serve the community! In addition to the workshops we currently have on the books, we are also open to suggestions. Tell us what you need, and we’ll see if we can support you!


1. We have the children’s Business Fair coming up October 21, 2023 in Columbia, SC, learn more about that here: https://www.childrensbusinessfair.org/westcolumbia-sc


2. Kick off the New Year right! With our Journaling Through Limiting Beliefs 30-Day Challenge! November 1st-30th!

Sign-up here: https://forms.gle/1goHfzG5kFWNeNqH7


Give us some words to educate, inspire, and encourage women, and the readers of Growth Women’s Business Networks Magazine.

Success does not come from luck or chance but from hard work and determination. As entrepreneurs, we have the power to shape our future and create a life that we love. Remember that failure is not the end but a stepping stone towards success - so embrace opportunities that come your way and don't be afraid to take risks. Surround yourself with like-minded individuals who challenge and support you because growth comes from learning and pushing beyond your comfort zone. Believe in yourself because you can achieve greatness and realize your dreams. While chasing your goals with passion and purpose, remember to prioritize your physical and emotional well-being by practicing self-care. As women, we especially tend to overlook ourselves while taking care of everyone else, but carving out time for self-care is crucial. By doing so, we can show up as strong and capable leaders, ready to tackle whatever challenges come our way and achieve our dreams.



Follow on social media: - Facebook: [Kee Thomas on Facebook]

- Instagram: [@LifeReadyLearners](https://www.instagram.com/LifeReadyLearners)

- LinkedIn: [KiyanaThomas on LinkedIn](https://www.linkedin.com/in/kiyana-thomas-b1433a16b)


To learn more about Director Kiyana Thomas of Royal Scholars Homeschool Academy, visit her website at https://royalscholars.org/

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