Stanley Institute: Homeschool Support Program

Greetings,

My name is Adelia Brown and in May this year I felt called by the Lord to start a program to serve families who were searching for a wholesome learning environment in which to teach their children in the ways of truth and righteousness, and so, Stanley Institute was born. In this email I will introduce who we are as an organization and what we are about. I invite you to prayerfully consider joining with us on this pioneering journey in some way and to share with others the work we are doing.

So who are we?

We are builders!  They, the Builders of the Nation is our anthem. We are all called to build stepping stones for future generations and construct new and firm foundations in our children’s hearts.

Our mission is to build a family centered, Christian community to educate the hearts and minds of our children. We strive to awaken within each individual their divine purpose and to equip them with the tools necessary to be builders for the Lord.

Why is it named Stanley Institute?

Grandpa R. T. Stanley, affectionately called ‘Poppy’, left a builder’s legacy for the Brown family of faith, family, and a lifelong pursuit of learning. In the 1940’s Poppy was detained from the front lines of WWII because of his expertise in manufacturing for the war effort. He later set up others in manufacturing and consulted many of them in their businesses. Along the way he married Emogene O’Connor and together they had four lovely daughters. Poppy adored his wife and children, and regularly gathered them along with their extended family for Sunday picnics and summers in Yosemite National Park, a tradition that the family still continues today. Poppy held to his Catholic faith, attended church regularly, and was a kind and charitable man who was loved and respected by many.

Who in your family has left a builder’s legacy for you?

Our Model

Stanley Institute is a family centered, Christian community that is:

  • Located in homes or churches to allow anyone, anywhere in the world to start a program in their neighborhood.

  • Intent on educating the heart as it’s primary, with the belief that the mind will follow. Aristotle taught, “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” We are most passionate about coming alongside parents to teach Godly character, leadership, and service through our Builders Challenge program. This is our core. We also support parents in teaching history, science, writing, grammar, and math. Parents are encouraged to purchase a math and reading program that best fits their child’s learning needs.

  • Engages the whole family in the love of learning and the joy of building faith, family, and community through a home centered, school supported curriculum allowing parents to learn alongside their children as their primary educator.

  • Maintains the parent as a child’s primary educator by meeting only twice a week so that the child has the greatest influence within the traditions of their own family.

  • Hosts social events to encourage camaraderie, celebrate the efforts and achievements of our children, and to just have fun together.

  • Employs timeless tools of good books, rich discussions, and the power of a notebook and pencil to learn any subject.

  • Ran by paid and volunteer mentors.

  • Teaches from a unified & wholesome curriculum that which is good, true, and beautiful. It is important to us that the curriculum is efficient, builds program by program, and can easily be replicated by other licensed communities.

Come build with us!

Please email me for more information about the program. For program specifics for each age group, tuition, materials needed, and the calendar. Stanley Institute provides education for K-12 in 4 different flexible age groups:

Foundations for ages 5-8
Explorers for ages 9-11
Challengers for ages 12-14
Scholars for ages 15-18
Open House-August 13th at 6:30pm at our homeschool location that is central to Prescott and PV (5 minutes from Costco). Come check out our host home for the year, meet teachers, and checkout some of the curriculum. Email me for the address. tjandadelia@gmail.com. We will hold other Open Houses throughout the year. Please email me if you are interested in attending a future Open House.

School Starts!- August 20th at 8:30am. We accept new students any time during the school year until our class sizes max out.

Class sizes range from 8-10 children. There is still some room in each program so please let me know if you plan to join us in this pioneering adventure! You can email me your registration at adelia@stanleyinst.org. You are welcome to call or text me with questions as well at 208.963.0107.

Last, but not least, thank you to all the families who have put so much time and effort into getting this program started! I am so grateful to you!

Sincerely,

Adelia Brown

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Yavapai College Fashion Classes for Homeschoolers

The new Costume and Fashion Classes

are available NOW for Spring 2019

Spring classes include Costume and Fashion Design THR 125
& Costume Construction II  THR 224
Join us at Yavapai College to learn about costuming and fashion in the performing arts department.
Opportunities to work on theatrical productions and learn about creating costumes.
Classes open to ages14 and up.
See the attached flyer for more details.
For more information contact:
Gaea Steinbach
Costume Designer and Professor
Yavapai College Performing Arts
Phone 602 486-8155
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Youth Quilting Classes

Another session of quilting classes is starting soon!

Mountain Top Quilters Guild (mountaintopquiltersguild.com) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote quilting in our community.

We offer low-cost quilting lessons to youth ages 10 through 18. Our next 6 week quilting class begins on Nov. 7th and runs thru Dec. 19th (no class Thanksgiving week).  We meet every Wednesday from 3:00 to 5:00 in Prescott at the LDS church on Ruth Street across from Prescott High School.

We have sewing machines available if your child does not have access to one.

Youth Membership in Mountain Top Quilters Guild from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 is $10 for each participant, and the class fee for the session is $15 each.  Class fees are reduced to $10 each for families enrolling two or more children.

Class size is limited and is on a first come, first served basis.  Please contact Diana Ramsey at the above email address or 928-499-8792.

Youth Quilting Class

Mountain Top Quilters Guild (mountaintopquiltersguild.com) is offering quilting lessons to youth ages 10-17. Each 8 week session meets every Wednesday from 3:00-5:00 in Prescott. Sewing machines are available in the class if your child does not have access to one.

Class size is limited and will be filled on a first-come basis. For information, please contact Diana Ramsey at 928-499-8792 or djramsey@cableone.net.

 

Music Memory Concert at YCPA

I’m inviting you to the annual Music Memory concert on Thursday February 21st at 11am at Yavapai College’s Performing Arts building.

This  year’s selection includes:

1. National Anthem 2.00

2. Rogue One: the Imperial Suite 2.31

3. Variations on a Shaker Theme 3.53

4. Dvorak, Cello Concerto – Adagio 14.32

5. Trumpeter’s Lullaby 3.00

6. On the Trail (Grand Canyon Suite) 7.29

7. Scarborough Fair 4.10 (glass vibraphone)

Show is approximately 39.00 minutes with a possible extra ending.

The cost is free but you do need to have seats reserved for you & your kids.

RSVP by: SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 to Maggie Jones. Please note that other public schools and home school groups will be attending this concert. All RSVP’s will be put on my list in a first come, first serve order.

***Please limit your family to **** ONE ADULT **** attending the concert because of limited space.. No exceptions. The POPS group wants as many CHILDREN to be able to participate as possible. If you have adult family members who want to go – the POPS group usually performs the same exact concert to the public the Sunday before the Thursday that we go. That Sunday concert is NOT free.

***If you have a small child that can sit on your lap, let me know so that I do not include them in our total counts.

In your email, message or post to me please indicate the total number in your family that are going, e.g., 1 adult, 1 child on my lap and 2 kids, etc.

Cheers,

Maggie

Youth Quilting Program

Youth Quilting Program

Mountain Top Quilters Guild (mountaintopquiltersguild.com) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote quilting in our community.

We are offering quilting lessons to youth ages 10 thru 17.   Each 8 week session meets every Wednesday from 3:00 to 5:00 in Prescott.  Our next session will begin Sept. 5 and end Oct 31. There will be no class on Oct. 24. We do have some sewing machines available in the class if your child does not have access to one.

Youth Membership in the guild from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 is $10 for each participant, and the class fee for the 8 week session is $15 each.  Class fees are reduced to $10 each for families enrolling two or more children.

Class size is limited and will be filled on a first-come basis.

For information, please contact Diana Ramsey at 928-499-8792 or djramsey@cableone.net.