Lake Wales, Florida – On December 9, 2021, Victory Ridge Academy was awarded a $2,500 Gratitude Grant from Elks National Foundation, Inc. and East Polk Elks #2882. All funding received from the Foundation will go towards purchasing equipment for VRA’s newly developed outdoor classroom.
In light of the 2020 pandemic, Victory Ridge converted an outdoor area, previously used for equine therapy, to an outdoor classroom. The outdoor classroom is under a large 40’ x 40’ shade, and contains a concrete perimeter with ADA compliant bleachers beneath it. The school will be using funding awarded from Elks National Foundation to purchase picnic tables and swing sets.
Both staff and students at Victory Ridge Academy would like to thank the Elks National Foundation, Inc. and East Polk Elks #2882 for their generous donation.
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the U.S.A.’s mission is to inculcate the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to recognize a belief in God; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its Members; to quicken the spirit of American patriotism; to cultivate good fellowship; to perpetuate itself as a fraternal organization, and to provide for its government, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America will serve the people and communities through benevolent programs, demonstrating that Elks Care and Elks Share.
Victory Ridge Academy is a Title 1, 501 (c) (3) non-profit public charter school that exclusively serves children and adolescents with special needs. Victory Ridge Academy is based on the belief of the administration, staff and Board of Trustees that early intervention is crucial to helping children and young adults with special needs to cultivate healthy lifestyles and grow into well-adjusted persons. It is the school’s belief that students need a safe, positive and nurturing learning environment to develop communication skills, social skills, academic and technical skills in order to build their self-confidence and become productive members of society.
For more information about Victory Ridge Academy, please visit the Academy’s website at www.victoryridge.org