4H is a nationwide youth development program for ages 5-18. While most people picture livestock or agriculture, 4H offers many project areas from citizenship to photography, clothing & textiles to cooking, and much more.
In addition to other 4-H clubs in Alcorn County's program, EAGLE 4H began in 2006 as an extension of the opportunities available through EAGLE Homeschool Association.
Eagle's meeting topics rotate to meet the needs and interests of our members; however, we place emphasis on community service, leadership development, and helping our youth gain confidence and
skills while fostering a love for serving and working well with others. Youth ages 14-18 have the opportunity to attend a three day event at Mississippi State in the spring where they
compete in contests, attend various workshops, and have some fun along the way. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings which are normally held the fourth Tuesday of the month at 4:00
at the Alcorn County Extension Center.
Contact Linda Laudadio for more information: (662) 587-5813
Homeschool band is available for ages 10-18 through MASTER Music Academy of Corinth. Students meet once per week for band class, and then practice at home using computer software that provides full accompaniment. They submit assignments to the instructor for evaluation and feedback. Concerts are often performed in conjunction with the other MMA bands of Tupelo and Oxford.
This is the overall state homeschool association for Mississippi. They keep up with information and state legislation that are pertinent to homeschooling. They host a spring conference and curriculum fair, a capitol day, and a fall retreat. The site has other helpful pages that would benefit beginning homeschool families. www.mhea.net
Teach Them Diligently holds very large conferences in a few large cities. Every spring, one of them is held at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville. You may attend classes on a wide variety of topics and visit the vast exhibit hall of curriculum and other vendors. Sometimes, a few EAGLE moms travel together to this conference. www.teachthemdiligently.com
Here's just a few online resources that some EAGLE moms find helpful:
For reference, some major curriculum distributors are: