The children of Sparrow Academy need your help! Sparrow Academy is a trauma-informed, Christian school in Lakeland, Florida. Sparrow Academy leads children who have lived through Adverse Childhood Experiences and now struggle with social and emotional difficulties. By providing an emotionally safe environment, our children are able to overcome obstacles that otherwise seem impossible.
We opened Sparrow Academy in 2015 with 9 children and have now grown to over 50 students. We are out of space for further expansion, but the need is high. Our founders, Vance and Daphne Linholm, are answering the call of God to grow this vital ministry. After much prayer, we have determined our next step is to add additional classroom space at our North Lakeland campus and to add a second campus in Polk County, Florida. We plan to increase our enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year to 84 students in our K-12 program and to begin a VPK program with 18 students. Additionally, we plan to begin providing mental health services for children and adults.
In order to meet this need, we need your help. We plan to purchase a 4 classroom modular building to be added to our North Lakeland campus. This building will provide Sparrow Academy with the space needed to provide service to the additional families. We are also currently searching for a location to open our VPK program and the Sparrow Counseling and Recovery Center. We need to raise $100,000.00 by the end of 2020 to move forward with his process. While this is a lofty goal, we believe this is obtainable. Please consider making a contribution to assist with the costs associated with providing a safe, educational environment for our children and families.