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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off church "cover" school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.

iServe Members

iServe Members, a community service project club sponsored by Everest Academy, were highlighted in the Birmingham News for their participation in a community service project commemorating 9/11!  Way to go guys!  Way to serve the community! 

Community service works in metro Birmingham keep alive memories of 9/11

Published: Saturday, September 11, 2010, 12:15 PM     Updated: Saturday, September 11, 2010, 2:18 PM
service1.jpegVolunteers pack and deliver fresh produce from the East Lake Farmers Market at the East Lake United Methodist Church to residents of retirement homes in the East Lake community of Birmingham, Alabama, on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. President Barack Obama declared Sept. 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance honoring the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The farmers market volunteer project was one of several involving Hands On Birmingham. Shannon Goldman and her son Daniel, 10, fill boxes with fresh okra with Caroline Winchester, 9. (The Birmingham News / Michelle Campbell)  

Daniel Goldman of Hoover is too young to remember the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but his mother can't get it out of her mind.

"He was a baby, and I was at home with a 1-year-old, watching him on the floor and watching the attacks on TV, wondering what his life was going to be like and knowing it would be different," said Shannon Goldman.

Although he was not even a toddler at the time, the now 10-year-old understands the significance of the event because his mother tells him the story on each anniversary.

This year, the entire Goldman family decided to do something different -- volunteer to help others. 
  "We are helping senior citizens by giving them food. I don't know what's the right word," said Daniel, pausing for a moment, until an apparent light bulb goes off in his head. "Volunteer. It's really important to work on this day because it is honoring the victims of 9-11."

Today marks the second annual National Day of Service and Remembrance, a day declared in 2009 by President Barack Obama to encourage Americans to voluntarily support charitable causes and perform good deeds on the anniversary of the 9-11 attacks.

The Goldmans took part in the East Lake Farmers Market, where volunteers prepared fresh produce baskets for low-income senior citizens.

Other events going on this weekend include two Habitat For Humanities houses being worked on, a picnic for firefighters and police officers in Leeds at Valley View Baptist Church and Avondale United Methodist Church will feed the homeless Sunday.