Since our founding in 1926 and our re-founding in 1989, by the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament, our mission continues with compassion, respect and acceptance to educate and encourage children, youth and families. Our programs provide a safety net for those who reach out to us daily. Our purpose is to guide them to a life of success, self-efficiency and an attitude of giving back.
Three hundred plus children per year, ages 6 weeks to 5 years, would be left without the safe learning environment of the Child Development Center. Affordable costs, early childhood education and a caring staff serve the community by allowing parents to remain employed or in school with confidence their children are well cared for.
Since our Parents’ Academy began in 1994, thousands of parents have experienced new learning and support as they navigate the challenging role of raising healthy children. Our programs build positive parenting behaviors for all families and are especially effective for families healing from child abuse and neglect.
Por Vida Academy Charter High School is an alternative high school sponsored since 1996 by Blessed Sacrament Academy. This year 96 students crossed the stage to receive their high school diploma. Many of these teens literally had no other place to finish school. The Por Vida staff mirrors the Sisters’ belief to ‘never give up on even one student.’
Blessed Sacrament Academy programs offer opportunities for families and youth who have come to the brink of giving up. We have experienced that our world is better when we work together to give vulnerable families and youth the chance to get off the merry-go-round of dependence and need and give them the tools to become contributing members of our society as expressed by our re-founding energy in the 1990s.
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