Being a Part of Giles ACCE Runs in the Family

Giles County, VA- Family binds us together and the Access to Community College Education program in partnership with Giles County and New River Community College allows for our young people to continue their education with a larger ‘family’ of support through finical scholarships. Today we hear from veteran ACCE student Lauren Reed.

Lauren Reed, young lady in the ACCE program, poses outside

“I am entering my sophomore year at New River Community College through the gift that is the ACCE program. When I was a junior in Jefferson Christian Academy, my older brother was entering college and was able to be a part of the ACCE program, the second year it was available to Giles County residents. I would have still attended college without this funding, but I would have with piles of student debt. I am extremely grateful for the ACCE program for helping lift this burden. I am currently enrolled in a general studies degree plan, taking odds and ends classes that Liberty University accepts. I plan to transfer to Liberty after this Fall semester in pursuit of an Elementary Education Degree with English Cognate. Ever since I was little, I have always wanted to be an elementary school teacher. My goal is to influence little minds to further the kingdom of Christ.  I would like to say thank you to all the ACCE sponsors and participants. Without you, I would graduate with such a financial burden on a teacher’s salary. I am so grateful for all of you!”

The Muddy ACCE
Race, to be held on September 21, 2019 at the Glen Lyn Park was created to
raise funds for the ACCE Program in Giles County. Participants of the 2019 MAR
will directly support scholarships for the 62 students involved in the program
this year while continuing the spirit of community and support these students
feel. The Muddy ACCE Race is a 5k, 50+ mud obstacle course event that is
challenging for elite runners and family friendly. There is a youth mud pit
area and fun categories for participants to win accolades. Registration is now
open at and information on vending or sponsoring the event
can be found on the website as well.