QEA helps on MLK Day, prepares art

QEA helps on MLK Day, prepares art
February 05
00:00 2015
(Above:  Volunteer workers packaged over 20,000 individual meals for distribution in an effort to help stop hunger in the United States and worldwide.)

Quality Education Academy (QEA) is excited about its first art exhibition on Friday, Feb.13, that will feature artwork by QEA’s own budding artists in grades K-12.

Quality Education Academy also anticipates its annual “Bestowal of Blessings” ceremony on Feb. 26, where students will be admonished and encouraged to dream big and follow their hearts to achieve future goals and plans.

In honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan. 19, in partnership with the Stop Hunger Now organization and Sam’s Club, QEA participated in the National Day of Service from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at QEA, 5012 Lansing Drive.

Over 40 volunteers, comprised of QEA staff, students and their families, as well as other friends from the community, worked. Volunteers exceeded the organization’s goal.

They packaged over 20,000 individual meals for distribution in an effort to help stop hunger in the United States and worldwide.

Sam’s Club partnered with QEA and Stop Hunger Now to provide the food packaged.

At least 1 person out of every 8 suffers from chronic hunger. Stop Hunger Now’s meal packaging events offer a chance to make a difference and impact the lives of those suffering from hunger, QEA says.

Stop Hunger Now has provided meals and has donated goods and other aid to over 65 countries.  To date, more than 300,000 volunteers from corporations, houses of worship, schools and civic organizations have packaged Stop Hunger Now meals.

Putting an end to hunger not only improves the quality of life of members of our community, it has also proven to keep children in school and improve literacy rates, helping to break the cycle of poverty.

Quality Education Academy says it is proud to have been a part of this very important event and appreciates the efforts of community volunteers in striving for a world without hunger.

In addition, QEA’s own Chief Academic Officer Tamara Turner and Chorus Director Stephanie Wilson, along with  a cappella ensemble Soul Purposed, represented both QEA and Winston-Salem in Atlanta at The Martin Luther King Jr. celebration held at Ebenezer Baptist Church at the request of Dr. Bernice King.

Quality Education Academy, 5012 Lansing Drive,  is currently accepting applications for the spring semester. Learn more at

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