Fresno Christian Schools and Break the Barriers have partnered to create an event that will inspire and energize the Fresno community — The Inspire Gala — featuring New York Jets Quarterback Tim Tebow, as the keynote speaker.
Juniors and seniors from Fresno Christian High School partner with special education children from other local schools who attend Break the Barriers. This mentor program was developed to build relationships between the high school and special needs students. Mentors meet with their mentee twice a week, building strong, lasting relationships; connecting students’ whose paths may not have otherwise crossed. By fostering relationships between able-bodied and disabled youth, organizers believe they can instill respect for every life, and a sense of unique purpose.
“We expect The Inspire Gala to become an annual event that not only benefits our two organizations, but energizes the Fresno Community,” said Debbie Siebert, Superintendent of Fresno Christian Schools. “At Fresno Christian Schools, we are committed to teaching our students the importance of serving their community.”
Deby Hergenrader, co-founder of Break the Barriers, believes Tim Tebow is the perfect fit to drive that message home. “Tim Tebow has such a talent and such heart, and to me he’s a young man of mature faith. When you watch what he goes through when adversity hits him, and how he rises above it, it’s inspiring. He will be speaking on living a life of significance. What a great message for our kids and our community to receive,” she said.
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