“The way to start,” suggests Literacy Connexus Executive Director, Lester Meriwether, “is to ask the school principal, ‘How may we help you?’” This approach demonstrates a servant’s heart and shows a willingness to be practical and cooperative. He adds, “There is a disconnection if churches don’t start in the local school. It’s not about coming up with programs to offer but a willingness to be used as needed.”

Learn more about the how and why of serving in our public schools. Visit the Serving the Schools Opening Doors project and click on our article, “Will You Cross the Street?”