The King’s Academy Students Read to Feed
4th – 6th Grade Students Help Families in Need
(West Palm Beach, FL) – West Palm Beach, FL- The King’s Academy’s upper elementary school students have partnered with Heifer International’s Read to Feed program and the 4th graders were thrilled to surpass their first goal of 14,000 pages before Thanksgiving! They have been busy reading books toward the goal of improving the lives of families around the world. The program helps students support families in need by providing animals that produce food and fertilize crops. As a result of our 4th graders’ accomplishments, a flock of chicks has been purchased on their behalf and will be sent to a family in a country where the needs are great.
The family who receives the chicks will receive care-taking training in order to produce hundred of eggs in the future. Having eggs will not only provide nutrition for the family, but will also assist monetarily for medicine, a more secure shelter, and the ability to attend school once the eggs are sold in markets.
Blake Worley, a 4th grade student, said, “The Read to Feed Program is important because it will give people the food and things they need to live.”
Principal Adam Miller first introduced the idea to The King’s Academy. “I wanted our students to do something meaningful that would accomplish several objectives. Reading is a great benefit to them as lifelong learners. Developing a reading program that helps others around the world is a great benefit for the global community.”
King’s 4th graders have moved on toward their second goal, and our 5th and 6th graders are reading boldly to provide families with a goat and a heifer!
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.