SMITHVILLE – The Herzog Foundation has awarded $ 2.758 million in grants to stimulate growth and increase enrollment at six Christian schools in Missouri, Kansas and Tennessee.
The Northland Christian Education System is one of six beneficiaries, along with St. Joseph’s Christian School. Northland Christian Schools is located at 10500 N. Arrowhead Trafficway, Kansas City.
“Across the country, Christian schools have made it their mission to instill Bible values in their students while teaching them to be productive citizens and preparing them for their careers,” said a statement from the foundation.
“We are extremely happy and honored to partner with schools that are dedicated to increasing the number of students receiving a Christian education,” said Todd Graves, president of the Herzog Foundation. “Stan Herzog had a vision to transform and increase enrollment in Christian schools across our country. These grants are a great first step, and thanks to these schools, more students will benefit from a quality education.
The principals offered words of gratitude.
Northland Christian Board of Education vice-chairman Rance Carlson said the education system was honored and touched by the grant.
Northland Christian partners with Christian families and churches (to) provide a God-centered, discipleship-based school with academic excellence and a biblical worldview, enabling students to serve and influence our world to Christ. This grant will help us continue our mission and expand our facilities, allowing us to partner with even more families, ”said the education manager. “We are very grateful to the staff and board of the Herzog Foundation for their leadership and management, and look forward to a long partnership with them. “
There is an “urgent need” for future generations to be educated in the teachings of the Bible, St. Joseph Christian School co-principals Danny Maggart and Rose Dunlap said in a statement.
“We are very grateful that the Herzog Foundation is leading the way in funding the growth of Christian schools across the country, and we are blessed to be a recipient of their undergraduate grants.”
The mission of the Stanley M. Herzog Charitable Foundation is to catalyze and accelerate the development of quality, Christ-centered education, Kindergarten to Grade 12. Herzog has left hundreds of millions of dollars to benefit religious education nationwide, with a focus on Northwestern Missouri. The Herzog Foundation is building an approximately 18,000 square foot campus in Smithville.