Angela Fafali Nyarko
Angela Fafali Nyarko is a homeschooling Mom of eight children since the year 2000, mentor, entrepreneur, ‘Harriet Tubman of Homeschooling,’ host of Girlfriends’ Guide to Homeschooling with Angela Fafali Nyarko YouTube show, podcast/host of Girlfriends Chat with Angela Fafali Nyarko, founder/Executive Director of Educating Our Own, owner/director/administrator of A United Community of Homeschoolers Unlimited Option 3 Accountability Association, founder of The Homeschool Upstart; host/found The Homeschool Upstart Podcast; entrepreneur, Toastmasters Competent Communicator recipient, racial injustice activist. Angela Fafali resides in Mauldin, SC. Angela’s purpose-driven life is to make a positive impact on 1,000s of homeschoolers worldwide.
Angela Fafali fully understands the necessity of having an organized homeschooling life and personal life due to many many moving parts of the home education journey. Thus she created resources that will aid the homeschooling parent immensely.
Books/Resources by the Author:
*The Homeschool Upstart ULTIMATE Homeschool Planner
*The Homeschool Upstart Journal - for South Carolina Option 3 Homeschool Record Keeping
*Homeschoolers' Affirmations and Gratitude Journal - Parent, Volume 1
*Homeschoolers' Affirmations and Gratitude Journal - Parent, Volume 2
*Homeschoolers' Affirmations and Gratitude Journal - Student, Volume 1
Please introduce and tell the readers about yourself. Greetings Readers…..I am Angela Fafali Nyarko: ‘Harriet Tubman of Homeschooling’, Mentor, Coach, Entrepreneur, and Dedicated Homeschooling Mom of eight children since 2000. Proudly and gratefully I am the Founder/Owner of A United Community of Homeschoolers Unlimited, LLC, South Carolina’s Option 3 Accountability Association. I consider myself the inspiring host of Girlfriends’ Guide to Homeschooling on YouTube and the captivating podcaster for Girlfriends Chat with Angela Jordan Perry. My passion for homeschooling shines through as I also serve as Executive Director and Vice President of the non-profit organization, Legacy Builders Homeschool Associates and Founder/Executive Director of Educating Our Own. You will find me sharing my homeschooling expertise through The Homeschool Upstart, offering online courses, homeschool books, and journals., and homeschool planners (find resources on Amazon.com). You can also tune into The Homeschool Upstart Podcast for more empowering insights. Humbly, I am an accomplished author of the varied themes of homeschool curriculum. Currently boasts four books under my belt, (Yay!) continuously impacting the lives of homeschooling families worldwide.
Beyond my achievements, I also am a Toastmasters Competent Communicator recipient and a passionate advocate for racial justice. Mauldin, SC is where I call home along with my family. It would be lacking if I don’t share my drive of life….. My purpose-driven life is “to make a positive impact on thousands of homeschoolers worldwide.”
In the tapestry of life, our purpose threads through every moment, weaving a story that resonates far beyond ourselves. For me, my purpose-driven life is: To make a positive impact on 1,000s of homeschoolers worldwide.
On a grand scale, I serve as a catalyst for families, illuminating the path to homeschooling and offering the legal status to do so in the beautiful state of South Carolina. I supply the essential resources, the building blocks of education, that empower families to educate their children at home with confidence and efficiency. Through the canvas of social media, I paint a vivid portrait of home education, extending a special invitation to families of color and marginalized backgrounds, ensuring that the tapestry of learning is rich and diverse. Yet, the most intimate brushstrokes in this masterpiece are the ones that depict my personal journey. As a woman of color, I've birthed four children, embraced four more through adoption, and homeschooled them all for 23 remarkable years. My life, like an open book, encourages women to create the lives they envision, unapologetically. I remind them to nurture themselves first, from that wellspring of self-care flows the abundant and scrumptious life they desire. My goal and passion are to create a narrative of empowerment, education, and self-fulfillment, and I'm honored to be able to create and live this extraordinary journey.
You are the Founder and Owner of “A United Community of Homeschoolers Unlimited.”
Tell the readers about AUCHU and the reason you created it.
Well, a remarkable journey began a decade ago when "A United Community of Homeschoolers Unlimited" (AUCHU) first took shape under the name "United Community of Homeschoolers Unlimited." My organization's inception was a response to the unmet, unsupported, and unnoticed homeschooling needs I and many other homeschooling families in South Carolina who were members of the same Option 3 organization back in 2014 experienced.
Additionally, as a passionate homeschooling parent and member of an Option 3 homeschool association, I recognized a glaring gap in the support system available to homeschoolers. The absence of representation for a black-owned Option 3 homeschool association in South Carolina underscored the need for change. With a dream and vision in my heart, I embarked on a mission to create an association that not only addressed these shortcomings but also resonated with countless families sharing similar desires. The name change from "United" to "A United" symbolized my organization's unwavering commitment to unity, solidarity, and focus. AUCHU stands as a beacon for all South Carolina families seeking to educate their children at home.
As AUCHU celebrates its 10th year in 2023/2024, it stands as a testament to my dedication and purpose. Through this remarkable journey, AUCHU continues to empower families, providing them with the support and resources needed to navigate the wonderful world of homeschooling.
Where can the readers learn more about “A United Community of Homeschoolers Unlimited?” These lovely readers may learn more about AUCHU at:
Ms. Angela Fafali Nyarko, you are an author of several inspirational homeschool journals. Congratulations on your wonderful journals. I have a copy of “Homeschoolers’ Affirmations and Gratitude Journal-Parent Volume 1.” Tell us about this journal.
This journal is a labor of love, born from the daily affirmations I shared on my Girlfriend's Guide to Homeschooling with Angela Fafali Nyarko’s Facebook page.
It all started with a desire to uplift and encourage the incredible women who follow my page, and the response was overwhelming. These affirmations became a daily ritual, a beacon of positivity for their homeschooling journeys. Then, something magical happened. Many of these amazing women suggested turning these affirmations into a book. That's when the 'Homeschoolers Gratitude and Affirmations Journal, Parent” Volume 1 and 2 were born. Each has 90 days of affirmations and gratitude journaling. The two Volumes together will span over the 180-day required homeschooling days in SC. Any parent can utilize the journals from any state. Simultaneously, I was sharing these affirmations and journal prompts with my own children. It dawned on me that these same tools could benefit other homeschooling students. Thus, the Student Volume was brought to life. The student journal allows for 90 days of affirmations and journaling as well as gratitude entry. The heartfelt reviews and stories from those who've used these journals have been nothing short of inspiring. Affirmations are transformative tools that everyone can benefit from, resetting your thinking and paving the way for your desired outcomes. Be sure to get YOURSELF and YOUR CHILDREN personal copies.
Tell the readers about your other homeschool journals.
For sure you’ll discover the heart and soul of my homeschooling journey in these journals and planners. I consider them as the Magnus Opus of my homeschooling journey.
They're the culmination of every lesson learned and every wish I had when I started my homeschooling journey back in the year 2000. For South Carolina homeschoolers, my journals make Option 3 record-keeping a breeze, whether you're homeschooling one student or a family with four children.
Explore the Homeschool Upstart Journal series.
-The Homeschool Upstart Journal: South Carolina Option 3 Record Keeping. For one student
-The Homeschool Upstart Journal: South Carolina Option 3 Record Keeping. For Up to Four Students
(Paperback options only)
Next, I have my homeschool planner. The planner isn’t just for homeschooling. They're your key to organizing your entire life. It consists of daily lesson planning, a week at a glance, grading record keeping, book lists, personal goals, family goals, weekly chore lists, grocery lists, meal planning, and more!!
‘The Homeschool Upstart ULTIMATE Homeschool Planner’
(available in hardcover and paperback options)
And finally my homeschool gratitude and affirmations journals. I've created journals to infuse your homeschooling journey with gratitude and daily affirmations to shape the environment you desire.
Explore the Homeschoolers’ Affirmations and Gratitude Journal series, designed for parents and students alike.
-Homeschoolers’ Affirmations and Gratitude Journal, Parent -Volume 1
-Homeschoolers’ Affirmation and Gratitude Journal, Parent-Volume 2
-Homeschoolers’ Affirmation and Gratitude Journal, Student-Volume 1’
(Hardcovers and Paperback Options available)
Lastly, I have to include this shameless plug about my online homeschool course which is ‘The Homeschool Upstart 20-Day course.’ For parents who’d like coaching as they begin their homeschooling journey, this is the course for YOU! 20 days of complete download of my personal insights of homeschooling over two decades concisely packaged in an online course that provides the A-Z’s of home education. Each day entails a different focused subject, workbook, and video/audio recording from me directly to your email inbox. Additionally, you receive 1-hour coaching session and Virtual Homeschool Mastermind Meet-up.
Details about this jewel can be found at:
Where can the readers order a copy of your homeschooling journals? All journals can be purchased on Amazon. Search my name, Angela Fafali Nyarko, you can find them all there. Or type in a search by the titles. For greater discounts on the homeschool planner and homeschool, journals can be found on my personal website at: https://uchunlimited.com/home/store-main/
What advice would you give to parents who are thinking about homeschooling their children? My greatest advice is to JUST DO IT! That’s it. Short and simple.
The investment you will make in your child’s education MUST outshine any fears, worry, apprehension, or concerns. Who else will be your child’s SUPREME educational advocate but YOU?
“A United Community of Homeschoolers Unlimited” provides families in South Carolina with legal status under option 3 to homeschool their children. How can someone contact you if they would like to join your accountability group? I’d love to speak with anyone who’d like to begin their homeschooling journey in SC. They can reach me by email, text, or schedule a 15-minute consultation by phone.
Here are the details:
www.calendly.com/AUCHUThirdOption/15min (schedule a phone chat)
You have a podcast & YouTube channel where you interview homeschool educators and parents. Tell the readers about your podcast & YouTube channel. Also, where can they tune in to listen to them? I have a few YouTube Channels and Podcasts. My homeschool association YouTube channel is a platform where I share all the details regarding homeschooling in SC and the general basics of homeschool life. Additionally, I am a huge advocate for encouraging black/brown and marginalized families to home-educate their children. As well as give voice to those categories of people who ARE home-educating their children. I’ve interviewed hundreds of black/brown home educators from all over the world during the last four years.
The YouTube platforms are:
-Girlfriends Guide to Homeschooling with Angela Fafali Nyarko
And the sister podcast which is:
-Girlfriends Chat with Angela Jordan Perry. The podcast can be found on all podcast platforms.
Do you have any upcoming conferences, events, or workshops? Currently, I have no upcoming special homeschooling events. The start of the homeschooling year has me focused on supporting all the families who are members of my homeschool association for the 2023-2024 homeschooling year.
Give us some words to educate, inspire, and encourage women, and the readers of Growth Women’s Business Networks Magazine.
To all the remarkable women out there reading this article in Growth Women’s Business Network Magazine, whether you're considering the incredible journey of homeschooling your children or dreaming of starting your own business, I want to offer you this heartfelt encouragement. Trust in your inner strength and intuition, for you possess the power to shape your family's educational path and entrepreneurial destiny. Homeschooling can be a profoundly rewarding experience, fostering bonds and learning like no other. For my fellow sisters, know that your unique perspective and talents can fuel a thriving business. Embrace your dreams, empower yourself through knowledge, and remember that every step forward is a triumph in itself. You've got this!
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