Just a short drive and 10 minute walk from our building, is a beautiful and flourishing Kindergarten through Eighth Grade Magnet School. Lyon-Blow Academy has been through several iterations as a public school, but it currently serves as a magnet elementary school and a neighborhood school for grades 6 - 8th. In addition, it is a full service school for community instruction. People from the neighborhood and beyond attend evening classes to advance their learning, gain proficiency in English and get their GED.
87% of students are children of color. The majority of them are children from the Carondelet area. That means they belong within our concern and support. The principal, Dr. Ingrid Iskali, told us that the best support we at St. Paul's can give to the students is through hygiene products. Young girls in the school are experiencing the onset of menstruation and are often unprepared. Our donations prevent shame and embarrassment for these young women so that they can focus on their studies. This Sunday, we'll gather food for the Betterment Association and feminine hygiene products for Lyon Academy. Please donate!
Rector's Corner posts written by Pastor Rebecca.