Colonial Church in Edina Partners with Bethune Elementary in North Minneapolis

Colonial Church and The Sheridan Story have been connected for
several months through Colonial’s Innové Project. Innové is a
social-entrepreneurial empowerment program through which Colonial Church
provides financial support, education, and networking connections to
newly-formed charitable organizations. The Sheridan Story has greatly
benefited from Innové’s investment in our growth, and now we are excited
that Colonial has entered into a partnership with Bethune Elementary for the 2013-2014 school year!

Colonial Church’s Minister
of Mission, Brian Jones, has often shared that Colonial feels called to
serve the community outside of the walls of their building in Edina, and
they are doing exactly that. Through their sponsorship of Bethune,
Colonial will make an incredible impact on the 300+ elementary students
that attend the school. Colonial will provide volunteers and funding to
launch The Sheridan Story in Bethune and will focus on strengthening an
already developing partnership with the school.

Bethune
Elementary is located in North Minneapolis and focuses heavily on
developing partnerships with families and within the community in order
to better serve their students. Bethune integrates arts and technology
into school curriculum and focuses on building self-confidence and
respect for others. Bethune is excited about the potential for the
partnership with Colonial and The Sheridan Story to positively impact
their student population, 99.7% of which is on free/reduced lunch and
30% of which is homeless or highly mobile.

The Sheridan Story is
grateful for Colonial Church’s partnership with Bethune Elementary, and
we are excited about how the 2013-2014 school year is shaping up!