From Director of Development, Andy McDougall:
Throughout scripture we read about the significance and influence of grandparents in their families’ faith journey and the importance of their legacy in future generations. Also, throughout Creation we see God’s hand at work with one generation raising up another. I love the example of the aspen tree. As an aspen tree ages, it sprouts upshoots of younger trees from its roots. This to me is a great example of how grandparents can raise up yet support younger generations in their faith journey. Grandparents are an up close and personal example to their grandchildren of God’s faithfulness during life’s challenges and triumphs.
We host a “Grateful for Grandparents” event to celebrate the legacy of grandparents in their grandchild’s life. This day allows our students the opportunity to be reflect on the gratitude they have for their grandparents, sitting side by side during our chapel service, showing off their classrooms and class projects, and spending some special one-on-one time with their honored guests.
I am privileged to host this extension of our Academy community, to share about their grandchildren’s Christ-centered, classically-taught education, and to invite grandparents to help leave a legacy through this education for generations to come.
Unable to attend our chapel service? Watch it here live! (link: https://www.youtube.com/@KnowingTheSavior/streams)