Grant Union High School and the Children’s Academy
Miyamoto Relief is raising support for a new partnership with the Children’s Academy in Haiti and Grant Union High School in Sacramento, California. Grant Union is a culturally diverse, historic high school that serves many students and families in economic need throughout Del Paso Heights and the surrounding North Sacramento neighborhoods.
Miyamoto Global Disaster Relief is fostering a relationship between the two schools to create dynamic global connections that will increase the standards for education internationally. Funds raised will be used to address the most immediate challenges at each school. Grant Union High School has an immediate need to complete a wellness center, and the Children’s Academy is planning to construct a vocational school.
Both schools are at the center of community activity, and meeting their needs will not only improve the students’ quality of life, but also expand the opportunities for their communities. Miyamoto Relief will work with John Engle of Haiti Partners and Principal Craig Murray of Grant Union High School to raise support for both school projects.
Miyamoto Global Disaster Relief helped Haiti Partners construct the Children’s Academy in Baocia, Haiti. This project is part of a multi-phase plan to build an earthquake- and hurricane-resistant school and learning center that will accommodate up to 400 children. Haiti Partners’ goal is for the Children’s Academy to become an example of:
- Progressive education
- Parent involvement
- Participative community governance
- Self-reliance through a social business connected to the school
- A hub for community development and lifelong learning
We are also in the planning stages with a major corporate sponsor to rehabilitate a school in Cité Soleil. This particular area has not benefited from humanitarian efforts to the same degree that other areas of Port-au-Prince have. Given the lack of world attention on Cité Soleil, Miyamoto Global Disaster Relief is anxious to provide expertise to better protect the children attending this school. Learn more about the current status of this project by clicking here.