Covenant member Donna Rae Woods is a regular volunteer at Downtown Academy in Athens. She started out as a Lunch Buddy to a first grader, Ky.
Every Friday morning, Ky and his classmates eagerly await Donna Rae's arrival. Donna has a golden retriever, Harley, who recently became certified through Therapy Dog International. The students love to read stories to him.
"Downtown Academy seeks to provide children of inner-city Athens, Georgia an excellent and rigorous Christ-centered education that builds knowledge, character, and purpose," Donna Rae added.
With small class sizes and quality instruction, Downtown Academy aims for academic success. The Gospel is present throughout each day in both "word and deed." The school offers children an opportunity to accomplish goals and dreams they never believed attainable. Downtown Academy desires to see leaders in the Athens community.
Check the website out here to learn more about this local ministry. Opportunities to volunteer and give are listed.