TENNESSEE NONPROFIT GIVES LOCAL SCHOOLS $1.8M TO TEACH 'THE GIFT OF BIBLE HISTORY'
Andrea Morris : Sep 9, 2021 Faithwire.com
"Studying Bible History in our public schools helps ground and awaken students to the rich cultural footprint that the Bible has had on history while offering students hope, values, and life lessons relevant to the tough issues they wrestle with daily." -BITS President Cathy Scott.
[Faithwire.com] A Tennessee-based nonprofit called Bible in the Schools (BITS) recently presented Hamilton County Public Schools in Chattanooga with a $1.8 million gift as reimbursement for its 2020-2021 countywide Bible History elective program. (Screengrab image)
For nearly 100 years, BITS has provided Bible History elective courses for public school students in Hamilton County. The organization now reaches 29 public schools and thousands of students in grades 6-12. "As we approach our 100th school year, it is an honor to present this gift to our public schools, as it represents the heart behind so many donors in this community," said BITS Chairman Tom Glenn. "Such generosity makes the gift of Bible History available to so many young lives." The school district recorded the highest enrollment numbers for 2021 with 19,006 students in the county electing to take Bible History courses with one in four students completing a Bible course for graduation credit... Continue reading here. Click Here For More Information...