I was a student at French Camp Academy from 1972-1977, starting at age 12. Coming from a home environment where there was too little supervision and very little discipline, FCA provided a safe, nurturing environment, with much needed structure. Among the many problems my family faced, two of my older brothers had already quit school before my move to FCA, and I had plans to quit after the seventh grade. By God's grace, I was offered the opportunity to go to this wonderful school. I made it to graduation, and even though I did not have the opportunity to complete a college education immediately following my high school years, I did eventually get a BA. French Camp Academy has had a life-long impact on every area of my life. I still feel a strong attachment to the school and the surrounding community, and visit as often as possible. Since many FCA students come from backgrounds where the biological family is not a good source for Godly mentorship or financial support following graduation, this is an area where help is needed. Many young people need help with making the right decisions about higher education and other life issues, as well as financial support during this first phase of being on their own. This kind of intervention could broaden the options students have and deter some potentially life-lasting effects from wrong choices made when options are few. My deepest personal gratitude to any of you reading this who have been supporters of French Camp Academy during my time as a student there…And my wholehearted encouragement to anyone considering support in the future.
My family has supported this minisry to hurting families for almost one-third of it 126-year history. We have witnessed the difference that a stable environment can make in the lives of the young people who attend there. French Camp Academy's structure and its caring staff help young people to grow mentally, physically, socially and spiritually.