These programs help strengthen the relationship between schools and communities. But the greatest benefits belong to the students.
Released Time is HELPFUL
Studies have shown that religion is a critical aid to the development of our youth.
Improved Mental Health
Released Time Programs have been shown to improve behavioral, social, and emotional mental health issues.
According to a 2020 Gallup Poll, the only group who reported a mental health improvement through Covid-19 were those who consistently attended religious services.
Our public school educators have a crucial role in teaching the next generation, but they are limited in what they are allowed to teach. This is where we can help!
Studies show that teens who consistently attend religious services are less likely to be involved in violence, substance abuse, and promiscuity.
During Released Time, students engage in extra learning and discussion. The Biblically based programs help instill values such as discipline, respect, and a strong work ethic.
One study showed that after a year of once-weekly instruction, Released Time students outperformed classmates academically in almost every category of testing.
-The National Council on Crime and Delinquency
Released Time is legal
Released Time Programs are not a violation of the separation of Church and State. In fact, Released Time honors the principle of separation by adhering to the guidelines established in the key U.S. Supreme Court decision Zorach v. Clauson (1952)
Released Time Programs must be:
Off school grounds
Without school funding.
Voluntary with parental permission
Released Time is LOCAL
Released Time Bible Programs increase community involvement in the public schools and can help retain families who might withdraw for lack of moral or religious instruction.
Our programs surround students with local parents, church volunteers, and teachers to create meaningful and edifying connections.