Mission: Our Mission ... to build a stronger community through the children of the future, making a high quality early childhood program accessible to all children, the basis for their success later in life.
Target demographics: Children age 6 weeks to 17 years old, whose family may require care during non-traditional hours, at-risk children and children of families requiring financial assistance, children recieving state assistance for child care not offerred at other programs.
Direct beneficiaries per year: To date, this year … Noah's Ark Academy has served
181 children; with,
34 children receiving income based tuition totaling $24,076; and,
21 foster children attended, totaling $26,736; and,
9 teen parents with a total of 11 children attended, totalling $27,534.
Geographic areas served: Wentzville, Warrenton, Troy, Wright City, Foristell, O'Fallon, Lake Saint Louis, among other cities in the St. Charles County, Warren County and Lincoln County areas.
Programs: Noah's Ark Academy has many programs to support families and their varying needs throughout the community:
1) Full Time and Part Time programs
2) 24 hour care, overnight & weekend care
3) Rotating schedules
4) Income based tuition program
5) Teen parents
6) Parent education
7) Back to work programs through MERS Goodwill and Vocational Rehabilitation
I made aware of this organization through my local chamber about a year ago. The chamber was presenting the background story of the organization and then what the money raised would be used for. I then had to learn more so I reached out to Michelle and was blown away with the services they provide, not to mention the passion they have for helping others. Noah's Arch is a wonderful organization to partner with.