About One7 Academy

One7 Ministries is where I started my teaching career. It’s an inner city organization that seeks to help young people in the heart of Charlotte, NC. Through the universal language of soccer, they reach out to immigrant and refugee children, as well as a number of natural born citizens. They provide food, housing, and tutoring (to name a few) to families hidden in the margins of society. They are a bright beacon of Christ’s love.

In 2009, I was privileged to help One7 Ministries set up their own school for young girls struggling to get by in the public school system. We took on just five students from Vietnam and Somalia the first two years. In 2012, they expanded to ten girls from Vietnam, The Congo, Ethiopia, Mexico, and America. In 2013, the academy got it’s own school building and grew a little more.

I’ve taught a total of 3 years at One7 Academy–each year bringing a whole new experience for me. But by the summer of 2014, I was feeling drawn to teach elsewhere.

Perhaps one day I’ll end up back at One7 Academy–with a new set of skills and experience to offer. Until then, I’m growing and maturing on the west side of Charlotte, NC.

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