Food For Thought 2016
The fourth annual “foodie” fundraiser and silent auction to raise awareness and funds for Benton Hall Academy, a school for unique learners, will be held at Nashville’s famous Farmers’ Market on Friday, March 4, from 6:30-9:30 pm. Local chefs and area performers will join together to blend their distinctive talents as they cook up something special in a benefit for Benton Hall Academy.
Tickets may be purchased in advance via: Food For Thought. Proceeds from the evening, which includes the silent auction, will be used for the school’s capital fund that will help ensure a smooth transition to a new building in the fall.
The Benton Hall Academy environment is unique, offering an educational opportunity for students who struggle to meet their potential in traditional learning environments. The perspective of students says it all:
- “BHA is different from other schools because they will make any effort to help you and can adjust things so you learn the best way possible.” – 7th grade student
- “I am most grateful for my friends and teacher at Benton Hall for accepting me for who I am.” – 12 grade student
- “My two best friends love me even if they don’t always get along with me.” 3rd grade student
- “I am special, but everyone there (at Benton Hall) is special in their own way which makes nobody different and nobody better than the other.” – 10th grade student
The impact of Benton Hall is immeasurable and can best be understood from the perspective of a student’s family member.
- “I am now the proud parent of a ‘straight A’ student and am thrilled to see the level of work, my now happy, son brings home daily. He is now mastering concepts that we could never have imagined he would have been able to learn in just one year. Benton Hall Academy has been a lifesaver for our family. We are so thankful and look forward to many more years there and hope other families like ours might have similar experiences.” – current parent of a high school student
- “‘Our children are not a blank slate awaiting our pen, but are a written book awaiting our study.’ – Max Lucado from Cure for the Common Life. This quote reminds me of how the students of Benton Hall Academy are approached by the faculty and administration. They have no preconceived notions or one-size-fits-all plans. They meet each child where they are and then together make a plan for each one with an eye toward the future, but the heart firmly in the present.” – current parent of a middle school student