Rock in the Schoolhouse is the event to be a part of if you love children.
Our children today have so many forces working against them, with more and more families fighting to put food on the table and to keep a roof over their heads it really doesn’t leave much basics let alone the EXTRAS.
That’s where Rock in the Schoolhouse steps in. Everyone has heard that Jesus is THE ROCK and that He’s not allowed in the schoolhouse, but I believe that as long as teachers keep giving tests, prayer will always be there.
Rock in the Schoolhouse is a chance to show the love of God to these kids by supplying all the basics for back to school. Back packs, school supplies, haircuts, basic hygiene products, as well as as an after school snack box. This year we are also looking to add socks, shoes and underwear to our list of handouts.
One in five families do not have enough food to eat and even with 48% of Arizona children on reduce or free lunch programs, it’s not enough.
For the first time in over fifty years the majority of public school students from across the country are considered “low-income”. The majority of these “low-income” children are actually considered living in “poverty.” These children are unlikely to have support at home, they don’t have access to any type of activities outside of the school and this makes them vulnerable to neglect, violence and abuse. Most drop out of school and almost none go on to college.
Rock in the Schoolhouse is an exciting day filled with music, food, fun, and each child is given a chance to SHOP TILL THEY DROP! All this happens in a loving supportive atmosphere that most of these children both crave and deserve.