"You should be surprised to know how small a part of your own expenses you pay here. You pay but little; and by reason of that fact it follows that as trustees of funds which are given to this institution, we have no right to keep an individual here who we do not think is going to go out and help somebody else. We have no right to keep a student here who we do not think is strong enough to go out and be of assistance to somebody else. We are here for the purpose of educating you, that you may become strong, intelligent, and helpful."
- Booker. T. Washington
Redemption Christian Academy's work study program was created to help facilitate the great investment that is needed to achieve a quality education. It allows every student not only an opportunity to invest in their own educational process but also the realization of the personal sacrifice it takes to be successful. It is for this reason every student is required to diligently participate in the program. It encourages and teaches students to become responsible, diligent, and accountable in every aspect of their lives and environment.
We believe learning is an ongoing process that is developed and cultivated beyond the classroom walls. "RCA is more than a school….it's preparation for life." Students gain relevant skills in a variety of areas, which can be applied to their future. Through the work study program they have the opportunity to excel in the following practical skills: food preparation, baking technology, culinary arts, sales, landscaping, carpentry, building maintenance, and audio-video communications. These skills are useful stepping stones of experience that can be applied throughout their lifetime.
"No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem."
- Booker T. Washington