Mount Zion Gift

Mount Zion Baptist Church Gives $50,000 to Support Metro Schools
Posted on 08/30/2022
Mt. Zion members with MNPS staff and students on church stage

Ten schools across MNPS are the recipients of a $50,000 contribution from Mount Zion Baptist Church. The gift, which amounts to $5,000 per school, was announced by Bishop Joseph W. Walker III during the Mount Zion Student Ministry’s Youth Sunday event, the first of its kind since 2019. Mt. Zion church members with MNPS staff and students on stage

“I am incredibly grateful to Bishop Walker and the Mount Zion community for celebrating and supporting our Metro Nashville Public Schools,” said Director of Schools Dr. Adrienne Battle. “We couldn’t be successful without the love and support from our community partners, be it faith, non-profit, or business community. We are stronger and better when our students, faculty, and families know they are seen and supported.”

The event, which took place at Mount Zion’s Old Hickory Boulevard campus, included fun and games such as a ball drop challenge and lyrical contests that brought together students, staff, and families throughout Nashville. The 10 schools receiving the donations are:

  • Alex Green Elementary
  • Carter-Lawrence Elementary
  • Purpose Prep Academy (Charter)
  • Una Elementary
  • Jere Baxter Middle
  • John Early Magnet Middle
  • McKissack Middle
  • Antioch High
  • Pearl-Cohn High
  • Whites Creek High

During the event, the student ministry showed a video about mental health featuring Bianca King, a school counselor at Pearl-Cohn High. King sought to de-stigmatize mental health therapy and encouraged those who need help to seek out services to positively address social, emotional, and mental health challenges.

Metro Schools partners with the United 4 Hope organization to encourage the faith community to sponsor and support local schools through volunteering and donation programs.

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