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Local Students Celebrate Black History Month

by Elizabeth Roberts

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Students at Little Light Christian School celebrated Black History Month with a program and luncheon last week for donors.  

The donors are a part Little Light’s own supporting fraternity, the Dream Builders Society, who pledge to give at least $1,000 per year for five years. Dream Builders Society has committed to contribute approximately $65,000 this year which donations are used to help pay for expenses such as electricity, uniforms, meals and more.

“Our goal is to empower, educate and encourage children with incarcerated parents and their families,” said principal of Little Light Christian School and founder of Little Light Ministries, Robin Khoury.

The program included two songs, one for Dr. Martin Luther King and “This Little Light of Mine.” It also included a recital of Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech and “Let Freedom Ring.” A praise dance was performed by students which they choreographed. Students also helped make food for the luncheon and gave donors a special Valentine in appreciation for their contributions.  

Little Light is a free private school that enrolls children who have at least one parent who is or has been incarcerated. It is a non-profit receiving no government dollars and enrolls children on a case-by-case basis. 

Students at Little Light receive two healthy meals per day, snacks and the children's school supplies and books are provided as well. Transportation to and from the school is provided for free. 

Little Light also host Shine Tours, which are hosted once or twice a month, allowing guests to tour the school and meet with students. Guests will also hear from a board member and student caregiver and watch as students sing and recite.  A Little Light lunch will also be provided to guests.

“It is an action-packed hour that allows our community to see inside the inner workings of our school and get to know the children who benefit from what we do,” said Khoury.

Shine Tours are hosted from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Call 405-475-0585 to book your spot on the tour.

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