We’ve experienced a lot of challenges in Minneapolis over the past two years. But, Hope Academy seniors have shown incredible perseverance.
Last spring as juniors, these young men and women had the opportunity to travel to New Orleans, Louisiana, where they served alongside Hope Academy staff and ministry partners. Students worked hard all week to meet needs in the community, grew in friendships with classmates and adult mentors, worshipped together, and daily heard the Gospel. Many committed their lives to Christ!
“After the New Orleans mission trip, several young women were excited about continuing to learn more about the Lord,” shared Mrs. Hoilien, our Director of Student Support. “So, we started doing a Bible study. The women were committed to coming in two hours before school started on Friday mornings. I’m seeing students who are eager to spend time with the Lord. That has been so encouraging.”
COVID-19, violence, cultural divisions, and other enormous challenges have shaken our Minneapolis community and left many feeling hopeless. But, hope in God has kept our seniors moving forward.
“Our class is so full of joy and a hunger for Christ,” shared Nakila.
From tutoring and mentoring to leading in sports and on mission trips—these men and women are becoming lights for younger students, their families, and our city.
“Many of my classmates take time out of their mornings to come in to school and tutor other students,” shared Nathanael. “There are many captains who have really sought to push their teams forward and show what it means to be a leader.”
We’re so grateful for the many parents, teachers, staff, and partners who have invested in a remarkable, Christ-centered education for the students at Hope Academy.
Year after year, hundreds of urban youth are beating the odds, growing in excellence, and spreading hope to their families and our community.
See more of Hope Academy’s mission and impact in our Hope in a Half Hour video, and learn how you can partner with us in this work for Minneapolis children and families.