TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2019
HELP US REACH OUR GOAL OF $150,000
Walk in the front door at Praise Academy, a start-up school in Shreveport’s Lakeside/Allendale neighborhood, and you’re likely to find a second-grade boy named Willie laying down a beat. He might be using a desk, a chair, a pencil or his own hands and thighs. Like so many 9-year-old boys, Willie is a rocket ship loaded with energy, and in a way, there’s nothing remarkable about that. What is remarkable is that this rocket ship is aiming at something. You see it in the meticulous penmanship he’s developed, in the huge smile he sports while holding up a perfectly-executed multiplication worksheet, or in his insistence that he stay after school to finish his homework.
He wasn’t always that way. When Willie arrived at Praise Academy in 2015, he was unable to recognize any letters or numbers. He rarely let out a smile. Like many other Praise Academy students, he knew the hardships of growing up in the poorest area of Louisiana.
The vast majority of our funding comes from individual donors. We need your help to unlock the God-given potential of all of our students and help children like Willie aim for something wonderful in their life.
Working together, we can make a lasting change in children’s lives
Anyone interested in giving to Praise Academy can go to the Give for Good website before or on May 7th at: https://www.giveforgoodnla.org/praiseacademy
Just think of the difference you will make!
The students in this area don’t have a lot, but we can help. The school is being run by faith - faith that the love of Jesus is stronger than the circumstances the children face, faith that God will give us everything we need!
We need your help to unlock the God-given potential of all of our students
The vast majority of our funding comes from individual donors. Working together, we can make a lasting change in the Lakeside neighborhood.
Support our work; Go to Give for Good website on or before May 7th https://www.giveforgoodnla.org/praiseacademy