Many schools answer this question with a commitment to academic excellence. Quality education may help students get ahead, but it doesn’t set them free.
They need something more.
Our answer to the question is one word: Reconciliation.
Reconciliation means to change enemies into friends. We seek to bring this about on several levels.
We recruit students from diverse racial, ethnic, economic and religious backgrounds to learn alongside one another.
We teach each student that they are caretakers, made in God’s image to develop their gifts for the service of others.
Students learn about what reconciliation looks like in personal and historical conflicts.
Students are given real, collaborative service opportunities to practice what they have learned in the classroom.
One such activity involves a quail egg micro-farm run by students to support other students in subsaharan and equatorial Africa (See the Fox 2 News Now video).