Walk With Me - Friday May 20 from 3 PM - 9 PM

There will be something fun for everyone! Carnival and country fair-type games with guaranteed prizes for the kids, face painting, food and cotton candy! Families are encouraged to join together in the fresh air and take a stroll down our “Story Walk” which will be displayed around the beautiful campus or play a game of cornhole or Kan-Jam!  Plants grown in our learning lab and geodome will also be ready for sale for your own home gardens! Live music will fill the air until our keynote speaker from the National Alliance for Mental illness takes the mic at 8PM.

Families, students, neighbors and friends are invited to gather a team of 2-6 people and sponsor one hour of walking the Academy’s track. The purpose is to spread awareness that no matter what is going on in life's journey, none of us walks alone. A donation of $25 per team will be used to enhance the Academy's Health and Wellness fund and create programs, training and support initiatives that directly benefit students and their mental health. 

“After two years of living through a global pandemic and continuing world events including war and climate change, children are struggling to remain positive and hopeful for their futures.  Even those with faith in God have moments of doubt,” said Jamie Deginan, NDA’s Director of Campus Ministry.  “The walk will serve as an important reminder that no one is ever alone in their darkest moments and we hope it will reinforce the power of community.” 

At 9PM there will be a candle light vigil and “one more lap” in memory of those who have lost their lives to suicide.

How can you get involved? 

Gather a team! Walkers will be on the track from 3PM until 9PM! Pick an hour that works for your team! There is a suggested donation of $25 per team of 2-6 people and for each hour that a team signs up for, there must be at least two team members walking on the track.  NDA welcomes teams from the Greater Tyngsborough community to join with us as a strong statement of support and reminder to everyone in our communities that no one walks alone.