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News Release - Ireach

Granville Christian Academy Students Take Break From Studies and Help Others

Community Service Project Now in Its Seventh Year

More than 200 middle and high school students, faculty members, and volunteers from Granville Christian Academy took to the streets and neighborhoods of Licking County on April 26 and performed a variety of service projects as part iReach, a special community service initiative of the school.

They were spread out between Pataskala and Utica and all points in between. Benefactors included the Licking County Family YMCA, Salvation Army, City of Newark, Licking County Aging program, Heartbeats, the Lookup Center and others. Throughout the morning and afternoon the work teams spread mulch, polished bronze statuary, cleaned bathrooms and windows, and took on other assorted tasks benefiting organizations and homeowners throughout Licking County.

One group of girls at the Lookup Center was assigned to clean up the boy’s restroom. They were having trouble with the task however, because they had never been inside a “boy’s bathroom” and thought the place was gross! When they were finished they had certainly made it better.

A number of GCA parents helped with the project, serving as drivers, project supervisors and cheerleaders. 

Pat Johnson, Granville Christian Academy faculty member and iReach coordinator has a real passion for this project because it exemplifies the heartbeat and mission of GCA. “We are servants at heart and want to help others,” she said. “Through iReach we empower students for life-long service,” Johnson continued. “iReach gives students the opportunity to develop a heart for local volunteerism and to increase compassion and love of their community.”

Granville Christian Academy has been providing a Christ-centered education for K through 12th grade students since 1997 and has helped nearly 300 students earn high-school diplomas. In its faith-based environment, Granville Christian offers a college prep academic curriculum, community service projects, and a seven-sport athletics program.

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