In August of 2010, the 2nd Mile Education Center opened its doors for the inaugural school year. Established in partnership with the local church, “City of God for the Nations,” the school is located adjacent to the church, reinforcing the emphasis on spiritual enrichment. Students of the 2nd Mile Education Center have the unique opportunity to receive a faith-based education, making it the only private Christian school in the area.
The 2nd Mile Education Center serves pre-K through grade 12. Teachers are licensed through the Department of Education in the Dominican Republic and many are bilingual. Students receive instruction in a range of subjects including Reading, Writing, Science, Social Studies and Mathematics, as well as Computer Literacy, Physical Education and English programs.
We strive to provide a quality, Christian education to every student who attends our school regardless of their economic status. In the Dominican Republic, it is common for a decent school to charge as much as $400 per student per month. As a result, the majority of families are unable to send their children to good schools. If not for the 2nd Mile Education Center, many of these children would have no other way to receive the education necessary to empower them to rise above generational poverty.
The Student Training and Employment Program (STEP) was implemented to employ students at the 2nd Mile Education Center as they work toward becoming full time teachers in the future. STEP encourages students to pursue work and/or education that will equip them to serve God by giving back to children like them. We are blessed and encouraged to see students who joined us as young children committing their lives to eradicate poverty in their own community. STEP brings us full circle as our own students now share the same vision and passion that led us to begin 2nd Mile Missions years ago.
Child sponsorship provides an impoverished child the opportunity to attend the 2nd Mile Education Center without burdening their family with tuition expenses. School attendance enables the children to grow socially, physically, emotionally and spiritually in a safe, Christ-centered environment.