GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) - Approximately 1,000 Kent County youth are not attending school right now due to truancy, suspensions, and expulsions. Once expelled, they often fall through the cracks with no hope for a successful future. Luckily there is a beacon of hope for these teens located at Wedgwood Christian Services called Lighthouse Academy.
Lighthouse Academy gives these kids the second chance at education they need to excel in our society. In addition to the educational curriculum, students are also offered extra-curricular activities including sports.
Recently the school's basketball team made it all the way to the Michigan State Finals where they took first place in the alternative high school division. The team stopped by the studio to talk with Maranda about their big accomplishment.
Lighthouse Academy is located on Wedgwood's Main Campus at 3330 36th St. SE and on their North Campus at 1260 Ekhart St. NE.
Experience the magic of Grand Rapids with a ride through the city on a horse-drawn carriage.
Student marvels at how far they've come at West Michigan Aviation Academy in Grand Rapids.
Maranda and her partners joined together for a special holiday celebration at Meijer for foster & refugee families with Bethany Christian Services. WOTV 4 Women along with Bethany Christian Services, Craig's Cruisers, Meijer, Fifth-Third Bank & Priority Health & other partners spent the night meeting these special families during a taping of Maranda Where You Live. The night was filled with food, entertainment and shopping with these special families.