The King’s Academy Fifth Graders Read to Make a Difference

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King’s 5th Graders holding their Read to Feed goal poster. Click to enlarge

(West Palm Beach, FL) – The King’s Academy upper elementary school students have partnered with Heifer International’s Read to Feed program and the fifth graders have read a total of 22,500 pages! In doing so have earned the wonderful privilege of blessing a needy family in a small village with a goat. Their gift will provide a family with several quarts of milk per day. Extra milk can be used to make yogurt and cheese. Goats can have up to 3 kids per year allowing families to sell the surplus and gain the income needed to send their children to school.

Elementary Principal Mr. Adam Miller first introduced the program to The King’s Academy. He wanted students to do something meaningful that would accomplish several objectives.

“Our shared goal is to provide opportunities for our students to gain awareness of and positively impact the global community,” said Miller. “The King’s Academy challenges the students to live out I Timothy 4:12, ‘Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.’”

The King’s Academy is a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School for Excellence in Education. The private Christian school serves approximately 1,500 students from preschool through twelfth grade and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Association of Christian Schools International, and the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. The King’s Academy serves students and their families across Palm Beach County at its main campus at Belvedere Road and Sansbury’s Way in West Palm Beach and its satellite preschool campuses in Greenacres, Loxahatchee/Wellington, Palm Beach Gardens, Boynton Beach, and Royal Palm Beach. More information about The King’s Academy is available online at http://www.TKA.net.