Creating a community of justice is our heartbeat! Look at how our students have impacted the world around them each year during their time at OCA!
- Fall 2014- Spreading thankfulness in the midst of the Ebola Crisis
In the midst of the Ebola Crisis of 2014, fear and blame were rampant. The students of OCA responded to this with compassion and sought to speak life into the darkness. OCA made a contact with Dallas Presbyterian, the epicenter of the stateside Ebola crisis. The OCA students wrote notes of thanks and encouragement to all the doctors and nurses who sacrificed to care for the ebola patients. This student initiative towards justice and compassion is just one example of how our students seek to transform the community around them from a young age.
Spring 2014- Hope International: Moving families toward sustainability
Students tithed off their Christmas fundraiser by partnering with Hope International, a microfinance organization helping people around the world to escape poverty by providing microloans, savings services, training and mentoring. Students purchased a chicken and a goat for a family!
- December 2013- Loving on Military Families with Dan and Alice Forest
Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest’s wife, Alice, visited the students of Oak City Academy to explain Operation Home Front. Together, they made cards of encouragement for children whose parents will be deployed during the holiday season. Alice is teaming up with First Lady Ann McCrory to support military families this Christmas. Operation Home Front is a registered 501c3 that supports the families of those soldiers who are deployed.
Spring 2013- Necklaces for Uganda Orphanage
A Kindergarten student discovered a family friend was headed to an orphanage in Uganda to photograph Orphans and bring home their pictures to inspire adoption. This 6 year old had a vision to make necklaces for all the orphans to bring a smile to their faces. Over 300 necklaces were beaded, tied, and packed up in a suitcase bound for Uganda! The photographer returned with pics and stories of the orphans gratitude!
- Fall 2012- Urban Ministries Collaboration
Students initiated a can food drive for Urban Ministries, sorted and weighed the food at the facility, toured the ministry, and learned about tangible ways to share hope to the homeless.
- Spring 2011- Care Packages for the Underprivileged
Students delivered care packages to homeless men and women in Moore Square.