Listed below are our current vendors for the 2019 conference. .*Vendor info is subject to change so check back here for the latest updates*
Memoria Press is a family-run publishing company that produces simple and easy-to-use classical Christian education materials for home and private schools. It was founded by Cheryl Lowe in 1994 to help promote and transmit the classical heritage of the Christian West through an emphasis on the liberal arts and the great works of the Western tradition. Memoria Press has developed a K-12 classical curriculum at Highlands Latin School in Louisville, Kentucky, where its popular Latin, logic, and classical studies courses are written and field-tested.
Our mission is “docere ut salventur” ~ education for salvation. We seek to aid each student and family to come closer to Christ by providing curricula steeped in Catholicism and grounded on Thomistic realism. We facilitate the gathering of local communities in charity to educate their children, and we create an online academic community of joyfully, orthodox teachers.
Sacred Heart Books and Gifts
Welcome to Sacred Heart Books and Gifts, LLC. We are a business dedicated to our Lord and Lady and fully committed to serving families, especially those with single incomes. Our mission is to bring to you the finest products at the lowest possible cost, yet maintain the highest levels of quality and service. We specialize in Catholic home schooling materials as well as books and other media which are edifying. Since we opened in 1997, Sacred Heart Books and Gifts, LLC has matured into a ministry, offering sage advice to new and veteran home schooling families and spiritual enrichment to those wanting to strengthen their faith.
Homeschool Legal Defense Association
Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children and to protect family freedoms. We provide homeschooling-related legal advice and representation to our 84,000+ member families, promote homeschool-friendly legislation at the state and federal levels, and offer information and resources to encourage and support all homeschoolers.
Our family started this Catholic book publishing business in 2008. Before this we sold mostly used books (and we continue to do this as well). After meeting with Brother Roberto, C.S.C. in early spring of 2008, and receiving his permission we decided to go ahead and start working on bringing back these wonderful books about Saints and other famous Catholics. The Brothers of the Holy Cross did a magnificent job writing them and as more and more familes realized how wonderful they really are they became and harder and harder to find. So we wanted to help these families as well as all the other families that wanted to learn more about our Catholic heritage. So with the help of not only our family but add in Sisters, Sister-in-laws, and their families making extra sacrifices (of their time and energy) and other friends both old and new we are working hard to bring back more and more of these titles as well as adding new books (Thank you to Brother Edwin, C.S.C.) All of the procedes that we get from selling these books goes right back into making more of them available.
Immaculate Heart Gifts
We are a store specializing in traditional Catholic gifts for all occasions. Don and Sandy started this store in 2009. Since then our store attends a few Home School Conferences & sets up at a few Church Functions.
Homeschooling through high school just got a whole lot easier! That’s because we’ve finally created a product that not only teaches high school math but does the grading as well.
Catholic Schoolhouse is a supplemental program designed to help homeschooling families enrich their educational experience through a flexible approach to learning inspired by classical elements, presented in a structured environment.
Right to Life
An organization dedicated to promote respect for the worth and dignity of all human life, including the lives of the unborn from the moment of conception, and the disabled and the elderly, until their natural death.
The Archdiocese of Indianapolis
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis comprises 130 parishes, 69 schools, six Catholic Charities agencies and many offices of ministry across central and southern Indiana.
Indianapolis Public Library
Serving residents since 1873, the Indianapolis Public Library system currently consists of 23 branches throughout Marion County, the Central Library downtown, and bookmobile services. IndyPL’s physical collection of over 2.1 million items includes a variety of formats: books, books on tape, magazines, large print materials, compact discs and DVD’s. The downloadable or streaming collections offer a wide range of ebooks, eaudios, emusic, emagazines and evideos. Foreign language materials are an integral part of the Library’s collections. Items may be checked out by patrons with a library card, which may be obtained free of charge at any Library location.
Mrs. Amy Kalscheur graduated from Marian College in 1995 with a BA in Elementary Education and Mild Disabilities. After teaching in public schools for 2 years, Amy and her husband, Michael, decided that when their son was ready for school, they would begin by homeschooling instead of the traditional route. Amy and Michael now have 8 children, all of whom have been homeschooled since birth. In addition to teaching at her local homeschool co-op, she also runs children’s events for the Knights of Columbus. She has managed 4 political campaigns for her husband. Amy and Michael are also active in their parish’s Marriage Ministry program, St Zita’s Altar Society, and Little Flowers Girls Club. Amy has been a repeat guest speaker on Faith in Action – Catholic Radio, and has been invited to speak at family conferences in several states and in Canada. She has authored two books: What’s My Plan? – the Catholic Homeschool Year Planner, and God is Good, All the Time. When not teaching, Amy and Michael prefer to be ballroom dancing.
ARCHES (Association of Roman Catholic Home Educated Students) hosts monthly events with the purpose of providing experiences that require or are enhanced by large groups or audiences. Monthly events have included: team building activities, Living history presentations, spelling bee, art fair, talent show, science fair, and Christmas caroling. Also, students have the opportunity participate in Mass as readers, servers, musicians and choir, and with prayer intentions.
Classical Symposium of Indianapolis
This high school course offers a 4-year survey through the Western Tradition’s great works of literature, history and philosophy. Meeting once weekly, the Socratic-discussion format of the Symposium sessions will help form students’ critical thinking and communications habits, while a deep read of the Western tradition’s classics will form students’ mental discipline and critical reading skills. Taught by Marc Tuttle, co-host of Catholic Radio Indy’s The Catholic Cave.
Pam Barnhill believes that you don’t have to sacrifice relationships to homeschool strong. An award-winning educator, former journalist, and now homeschooling mom, she has a knack for breaking down big tasks into small, manageable steps and getting to the heart of the stories her listeners want to hear. She is the host of three popular homeschooling podcasts — The Homeschool Snapshots Podcast, Your Morning Basket, and The Homeschool Solutions Show — and the author of Better Together: Strengthen Your Family, Simplify Your Homeschool, and Savor the Subjects That Matter Most.
Southside Thunder Homeschool Soccer
The Southside Thunder Soccer organization exists to provide home school athletes (grades 4-12) the opportunity to compete on a competitive level with like-minded peers in a positive and serious environment against comparable opposition. Southside Thunder provides USSF qualified and licensed coaching and offers year-round soccer related activities, including a fall outdoor season, winter activities, spring outdoor season and summer activities/scrimmages. The organization is a vehicle to spur the participants toward Christian virtues such as commitment to excellence, selflessness, respect for authority, and an appreciation for unity. Southside Thunder Soccer draws players from Indianapolis, Greenwood, Whiteland, Martinsville, Franklin, and the surrounding area.
StoryTel Foundation creates, promotes and distributes compelling documentaries, TV shows, Books, and other media that tell the uncommon stories of individuals and organizations who restore the sacred in their own communities, inspiring reverence towards God and the things of God.
St. Augustine Academy Press
We are a small family apostolate located in the Chicago area, dedicated to finding and republishing out-of-print classics of Catholic literature. Our special focus is the work of Mother Mary Loyola, but we also feature the work of many other well-beloved Catholic authors of yesteryear. Though we started out by offering photographic reprints of these older books, most of our titles have now been completely re-typeset.
Sock Religious is a Mom and Pop online store. Scott and Elisabeth launched their business at NCYC 2017 and aren’t looking back. Madison is a critical member on our team and is the most talented graphic designer on this side of the Mississippi. She makes our socks beautiful! It started with Scott always trying to match his sock with the holiday, time of the year, or special event. We love our Catholic faith which celebrates more feasts than anyone else, so it was a natural fit. We hope to roll out new socks on a regular basis with your favorite saints. Sock Religious is a perfect gift for Confirmation candidates, your pastor, your favorite Catholic, and don’t forget to “treat yoself”. Sock Religious aims to bring the faith to the workplace and to spice up your Sunday best.
Aquinas Classical Education Cooperative
The Aquinas Classical Education Cooperative offers a rich, classical education, preparing our students to achieve excellence in higher education, and to find and flourish in their calling.
Wyoming Catholic College
Wyoming Catholic College serves the active remaking of culture through the recovery of the Western intellectual tradition. Our private, four-year coeducational liberal arts college immerses students in the profound truths and enduring questions of the great books and disciplines, in the challenging beauty of the mountain wilderness, and in the divine goodness of our Catholic spiritual heritage through prayer, community, and the sacraments. This unique formation of mind, body, and spirit—grounded in real experience and thoughtful reflection—results in graduates who love truth, think clearly, communicate eloquently, and act with confidence and wisdom in the greater world they enter.
Homeschool Connections was founded in October 2008. In the spirit of the New Evangelization and in the light of Pope St. John Paul II’s teaching on the domestic church, Homeschool Connections seeks to use technology to enhance a homeschool family’s educational efforts by providing them the needed resources to achieve this endeavor. Homeschool Connections offers two types of online classes. First, we offer live, interactive courses that meet in real time. Second, we offer recorded, independent-learning courses that can be taken on your schedule and at your pace. Our instructors are college professors or working professionals. Courses are available for all subjects from math to science, from literature to writing, from theology to philosophy, and so much more. HSC also provides other services to help homeschooling parents fulfill their God-given vocation including free webinars, eBooks, and educational videos. We are committed to making available the best Catholic instructors at the most affordable price for the homeschool family budget.
While working at the jewelry store I would always quietly recite the rosary with my Chaplet, a single strand of 10 beads attached to a crucifix (one decade rosary). Every time I finished the 10 Hail Mary prayers I would have to flip over the crucifix for continual prayer, which made me think how nice it would be if I could design a rosary where the crucifix and medal would stay stationary. This is when I thought of “the bail”. I felt the bail would allow the beads to flow through while the crucifix and medal stayed stationary. Because of this, continual prayer would be made a lot easier…whether at work, in the car or anywhere. At first I made the “Rosary Lariat” for my own personal use, but then I did some research and found that Pope John Paul II had been looking for ways to generate renewed interest in the rosary and that Pope Benedict XVI continued in this quest. Because of their call I have decided to produce and sell these newly designed rosaries. I am hoping this new design which incorporates the traditional and the new, will help more people find ways to pray the rosary. This is how and why the “Rosary Lariat”was created. Gary Hughes
I’m Annmarie. I’m a cradle Catholic, wife, mom, and grandma to nine. I’ve been a maker since way before making became a trendy term! I learned embroidery, crochet, and knitting early on. I’ve been sewing since I was about nine—making doll clothes, costumes, and even school a nd church clothes. I also paint and especially love china painting. What’s really important to me is to make items to help individuals and families to live out their Catholic faith and draw closer to Our Lord. I love tradition, beauty, living liturgically, and promoting authentic Catholic values. I’m most passionate about creating things that truly matter—things that have a lasting value and might even be passed on to the next generation. Welcome to my shop! Let me know if I can answer your questions. I’d also love to hear from you if you have suggestions for new items you’d like to see.