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Kickoff 2021

We are so excited to be hosting our annual CHEF kickoff event, for the 2021/2022 school year, IN PERSON! 

The CHEF Kickoff is one of the most anticipated events each year within the Baton Rouge homeschool community.  It is free for all homeschoolers and prospective homeschoolers in the greater Baton Rouge area.  Here you will find a wealth of information about homeschooling, legislative updates, information about the many athletic and academic offerings within CHEF, helpful and informative breakout sessions, a vendor hall, free lunch and much much more! 

The CHEF Athletics programs, CHEF graduation and CHEF clubs will be represented in the vendor hall to answer questions about their programs, and give you a chance to sign up. You won't want to miss it!

The breakout sessions will include information about all aspects of homeschooling, including:

  • Scholarships and TOPS
  • How To Handle Transcripts
  • Beginning Homeschooling
  • What's at Your Library for Homeschoolers?
  • Mom's Panel Q & A Session
  • And much more!!

Event Details

When: July 31

Where: Woodlawn Baptist Church

5805 Jones Creek Rd

Baton Rouge, LA 70817


  • Registration / Check - In : 8:30 AM

  • General Session and Keynote Speaker - Gene Mills with Louisina Family Forum:  9:00 AM

  • Breakout Session 1: 10:15 - 11:00 AM

    • Mom's Q & A Panel

    • Help with Transcripts

    • Legislative Q & A with Gene Mills

    • Tech Wise

    • What's at the Library for Homeschoolers?

    • Homeschooling with Special Needs

  • Breakout Session 2: 11:15 AM - 12:00 Noon

    • TOPS

    • Beginning Homeschooling

    • Help for the Weary Mom

    • Tech Wise

    • ACT

    • What's at the Library for Homeschoolers? 

    • What's a Dad to do? 

  • Free Lunch, Door Prizes and Vendor Exhibit Hall Begins at Noon

  • Vendor Exhibit Hall Open 12 Noon - 2 PM.

Free Childcare will be provided for children ages 4 and under from 8:30 AM - 12 PM. Children are welcome to attend the kickoff with their parents.  

There will also be sessions for the kids ages 5 - 11 this year and a speech workshop for the high schoolers. Click here for more information.

Click here to sign up for the kickoff

When signing up for the kickoff, please list EACH person who will attend and if you need childcare for THAT person.  This will help us get an accurate count for lunch and for the childcare helpers. 

We are happy to again offer tables in the vendor hall for our Young Entrepreneurs. 

These tables are available at a deeply discounted rate to homeschoolers who are members of CHEF and want to promote their student run small businesses. 

Click here to reserve your spot for a Young Entrepreneur Table in the Vendor Hall  

Click here to sign up to sale used books at the kickoff ( CHEF members ONLY)

If you would like information about reserving a spot in our vendor hall, click here!