The Crossing celebrated 25 more graduates today from Frankfort and Lafayette in their Spring Graduation. The mission of the Crossing is to empower struggling students to become contributing members of their communities through academics, job training, and faith-based character education. The goal is for each student to earn a high school diploma, to be equipped for the workforce, and to have an invitation to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
Amy Crawford (board member) welcomed everyone and Shan Sheridan (board member) was the keynote speaker. He challenged students to be servants just like they have seen this modeled.
One thing that makes each Crossing graduation unique and special is that every graduate prepares and presents a speech. They share how they got connected with the Crossing, how they have grown, what they will miss, what their next steps are, and who they would like to thank. As students share, their families stand in front of them and their teachers stand behind them, encircling them with support. Many past graduates and current students were also in attendance today as extended Crossing family.
This day would not be possible without a community who believes that every student can succeed. Local public schools provide funding for students to attend, while many private donors also contribute. For more information on the Crossing, please check out the website at crossingeducation.com or the Frankfort and Lafayette Facebook pages.
Thank you to the Nazarene Church for hosting another memorable ceremony! If you missed today’s celebration, it can be viewed on youtube under the Frankfort First Church of the Nazarene.
Story contributor Marissa Mills
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