Hood View Junior Academy Making a Difference in New Orleans

July 01, 2007 | Holley Bryant

Hood View Junior Academy's (HVJA) purpose is preparing people for a Christ-centered life by instilling a love for God, for learning, for life and for community service. The staff, students and parents follow this motto devoutly. HVJA is focused on making a difference in the world through local and national community service.

When New Orleans Adventist Academy (NOAA) was hit by Hurricane Katrina, Hood View wanted to help. They signed up for a two-year commitment to be the "Sister School" to NOAA. This year, students at HVJA have raised a total of $5,000 through a Bike-a-Thon in the fall and a Read-a-Thon in the spring. The students in New Orleans have used this money to fund their Outdoor School and other necessary programs.

In addition, Hood View strives to help the local community. Eighth-grade students put together "homeless packets" containing shampoo, soap, toothpaste, socks and other necessities. They also made pet toys for the local Humane Society and placemats for local assisted-living communities. The whole school banded together to bring in canned foods and baby foods for our food drives.

If you want your student to be a part of this service-focused school, please call (503) 663-4568 for registration information.