Charity Skate Night for Bethel at Ice on the Landing, which is located behind the Chattanooga Choo Choo on Market Street, will be Wednesday from 5-9 p.m.
Ice on the Landing will donate 20 percent of the proceeds from the evening to Bethel, which is a "Godsend" in this difficult year, according to Bethel President and CEO Rosalind Connor.
“Due to the pandemic, so many children are dealing with trauma and crisis right now,” Ms. Connor said. “And many are experiencing learning loss as they fall behind in their education. As you can imagine, the need for the help Bethel can provide has never been greater.”
Bethel’s middle and high school, Bethel Christian Academy, uses small classes and a customized curriculum to help students catch up on their studies, even if they are behind by two years or more.
“The pandemic alone has had a significant impact on many students,” said Ms. Connor. “But many youth who fall very behind in school also have experienced childhood trauma or a family crisis. That’s why all of our school staff are trained in trauma-informed care.”
Bethe Christian Academy also has counselors and social workers available throughout the school day as well.
“Students who have suffered trauma often struggle with emotional and behavioral issues that can stand in the way of their academic success,” said Ms. Connor. “Bethel places a circle of care around each student so they can work through these issues in a safe and supportive environment.”
Anyone who skates on Charity Night will support this cause.
For more information about Bethel and the services available to students and youth in crisis, visit bethelbiblevillage.org. For information about Charity Skate Night for Bethel visit iceonthelanding.com.