During Bridgeway Christian Academy’s Fall Semester, our inaugural 9th grade high school students were out in the community receiving an education outside of their classroom walls. On Tuesday mornings, they visited various community outreach and ministry facilities where they had an opportunity to serve in a variety of capacities. This program is part of BCA’s unique high school model that gives our students an opportunity to give back to those in need. The visits are conducted on a rotating basis and include: Greenville Rescue Mission, Salvation Army, Triune Mercy Center, Miracle Hill’s Overcomer Center, Shepherd’s Gate and Place of Hope.
On Thursday mornings, BCA students had a chance to visit many of Greenville’s larger employers as part of our ‘Career Exploration and Technology Program’. Our goal is to give our 9th graders some early exposure to potential career paths so they can begin considering what academic curriculums they need to pursue in high school and beyond. The program included visits to: GE Advanced Manufacturing, GHS Simulation Center, Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital, T&S Brass, Offices of U.S. Senator Tim Scott, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, and Congressman Trey Gowdy, Michelin North America and the Clemson’s Biomedical Engineering Innovation Center (CUBEInC).
Our plan is to continue these visits in the spring that will help showcase BCA and our students to business and community leaders throughout Greenville. For a closer look at what we did check out the video below: