We Support Schools and Families

When we help children and families in need, we are caring for the least of these. Myers Park Baptist has always invested in efforts to enrich educational opportunities for children and their families in our community.

There are many ways for us to help: tutor a student, staff a school book fair, provide teacher support at Sedgefield Middle School, or volunteer at the new Freedom School at Pinewood Elementary this summer. Become involved in the Lakewood Community by becoming a mentor, working with the Cooperative Preschool, or going on a Saturday morning bike ride with Charlotte Trips for Kids.

Freedom School at Pinewood Elementary School
June 18 – July 26, 2018 
(help any or all of those weeks!)

Volunteer Now For Freedom School
This summer marks our fifth year of bringing Freedom School to the children of Pinewood Elementary. This six-week program, staffed by specially-trained college interns and enriched by a strong volunteer base, is designed to bridge the summer learning gap that often occurs for children of low-income families. This fun, multi-generational opportunity to serve (read, chaperone a field trip) promises to leave a lasting impression on children, their families, and the volunteers involved — long after summer ends.

VIDEO: How to Sign Up for Freedom School

Contact: Joe Aldrich, jaldrich@myersparkbaptist.org or Laura Handler, laura.hoeing@gmail.com 

Sedgefield Middle School 

The MPBC partnership with Sedgefield Middle School provides support to the students, teachers and staff by engaging in activities, supplying resources and mentoring.

Contact: Catherine Eldridge, catherine.eldridge@cms.k12.nc.us

Lakewood_1Lakewood Neighborhood Partnership

For 20 years Myers Park Baptist and Faith Memorial Baptist have partnered in a unique community building effort – facilitating the revitalization of the distressed, low-income, inner-city neighborhood of Lakewood in northwest Charlotte.  

Lakewood Community Development Corporation: 

Volunteers are needed in the area of home improvement, program promotion and resource development. Volunteers are also needed to mentor youth involved in the programs and those participating in the annual school supply drive and Christmas Angel Tree project.

Contact: Scott Terry, scotterryone@yahoo.com

Earn-A-Bike, Charlotte Trips for Kids: 
Riders needed for Saturday morning mountain bike rides.

Contact: Paula Fricke, FrickePJ@aol.com

Lakewood Cooperative Preschool: 

Volunteers are needed for one-on-one tutoring of 3 and 4 year olds, supply drives and special projects.

Contact: Courtney Alexander, calexander@lakewoodpreschool.info

We also partner with the following local agencies to serve our neighbors. Please contact them individually to become involved. 

The Family Tree
2904 Tuckaseegee Rd, Chalotte, NC 28208
(704) 391.8529 

Family Tree, formerly Hyaets, is committed to enrich, embody and inspire community building in the Enderly Park neighborhood. The Jarrell family lives into their vision for communion with neighbors, offering hospitality, building relationships and sharing the love of Christ.

Joe Aldrich
Associate Minister
(704) 334-7232 x 113
Email Joe 


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