Oaks Christian senior, Catherine Michael, pursues her passion for philanthropy and aviation while completing her senior year as a blended main campus and online student.
Senior Catherine Michael has received non-profit 501(c)(3) status this week for her charitable organization, Building an Education Foundation. Catie is excited to help the El Tranisto Centro de Artes in Nicaragua as her foundation's first charitable act. Catie first visited the art center located in a rural fishing village on a week-long mission trip and then, after finding out about their education, employment and environmental missions, re-visited director Julie Sim Edwards to find out what more she could do to help. As a start, Catie's non-profit will provide a much-needed avenue for charitable donations to the center's local, annual children's art competition.