Students finding
hope and purpose in Christ.

Launching Fall 2022

Nurturing love of God and neighbor by
providing an inspiring Christian education
to youth in the city.

We have an education crisis in Kenosha.

Kids in our city neighborhoods
don’t have access to
educational opportunities to meet their
academic, relational & spiritual needs.

We have a proven solution.

KCA will draw from the highly successful model established by Hope Academy in Minneapolis, MN. With a student body of over 500 students, Hope Academy's student body is 70% minority and 80% low-income.

Hope Academy produces its tremendous results by building
strong relationships with families,
setting high expectations for students,
and providing a rigorous Christian education.

Kenosha Christian Academy is a Founder School with Spreading Hope Network, a school-planting fellowship which catalyzes schools following the Hope Academy model through vetting, mentoring & resource-equipping.

Currently, there are few options for Kenosha’s urban students to access private, Christian education. We want that to change. KCA’s mission is nurturing love of God & neighbor by providing an inspiring Christian education to youth in the city. KCA will be tuition-free.*

*For families applying through the Wisconsin School Choice Program, tuition will be free. Wisconsin residents below 220% of the federal poverty line qualify for the program.

We have the following approach:

Family Engagement

We see families as partners. KCA builds personal relationships with families and values them as essential to students’ success. Everyone benefits from a deep sense of community.

High-expectation Culture

The current system sets the bar low for students from low-income backgrounds. We keep the bar high, believing each student is uniquely made by God to grow and take part in His great story.

Classical Christian Education

As students experience history, literature, science, math & the arts, they learn about God, His world, and His offer for a good future. A biblical framework is used to understand everything. Classical works inspire depth, wisdom & the imagination.

Relationally Invested

Many schools do not cultivate long- term relationships between students & staff. Mentoring relationships rarely extend beyond a school year. KCA is designed for each student to develop lasting, mutually beneficial relationships with mentors & support systems.

Founding Leadership Team

Justin Denney
Head of School

Justin has spent years working at the after-school program in the Wilson neighborhood in Kenosha and as a pastor at CrossWay Community Church. His work has centered on building friendships and lasting connections with students and their families while sharing the gospel. Along with his wife and two children, Justin lives in the Wilson neighborhood. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Cedarville University, which included a period studying abroad at Oxford University. He has a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and he has been accepted to the Master of Educational Leadership program at Gordon College. Justin is also a participant in Spreading Hope Network’s Founder program.

Jasmine Aldrich
Student Recruiting Coordinator

Jasmine Aldrich works as a licensed Kindermusik educator in early childhood development and helps children learn and grow using music and movement. In 2015, Jasmine and her husband, Rick, launched King’s Place, a gospel-centered after-school mentoring program for neighborhood children, sponsored by their home church, Christ the King. Jasmine currently serves as the Director of this program. Jasmine and Rick have six children, Jackson, Noelle, Calvin, Silas, Gabriel, and Jonah, and they live in the Frank neighborhood.

Jaran Bouie
Outreach & Operational Support

Jaran was born in Racine, WI, but grew up going to school in Kenosha, WI. He is a longtime member of 23rd Ave Church of Christ, where he currently serves on the Education/Youth Committee and teaches the adult/young adult bible classes. He has served as a regular volunteer and mentor at the after-school program at Wilson Elementary School. He is married to Ashley and the father of six children. Jaran has a bachelor’s degree from Loyola University Chicago and MBA from UW-Parkside. He is a Business Solutions Analyst for Agile1.

Board of Directors

Jeff Trimark, M.D. (President)
Medical Director, NorthShore
University Health System

Greg Forster, Ph.D. (Vice President)
Director of the Oikonomia Network, Trinity International University

Josh Mathews (Secretary)
Pastor, CrossWay Community Church

Justin Denney (Treasurer)
Head of School, Kenosha Christian Academy

Jaran Bouie
Business Solutions Analyst, Agile1

Jeff Labahn
Former Director of Community Development, City of Kenosha

Partner with KCA

Nurturing love of God & neighbor by providing an inspiring Christian education to youth in the city is our mission. Students finding hope & purpose in Christ is KCA’s ultimate goal.
We cannot accomplish this on our own. We need the love, support & commitment from Kenosha’s churches, businesses & residents.
KCA has applied for the voucher program through the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program, which will cover most of the school’s costs. The voucher amount ($8,300 for K-8th grade students) is only 61% of the amount received by our public school district. To provide a superior education & opportunities to students in the city, we’re seeking an additional $2,000 per pupil to supplement the voucher amount.
Would you prayerfully consider giving at one of the following levels?

  • $40,000 Classroom sponsor

  • $25,000 Sponsor 12 students

  • $10,000 Sponsor 5 students

  • $8,000 Sponsor 4 students

  • $2,000 Sponsor 1 student

  • $500 Day sponsors

  • $250 Pre-school day sponsor

Donate online or
mail check to: Kenosha Christian Academy 6410-25th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53142

KCA has applied for 501(c)3 status. Upon approval, all gifts will be tax deductible retroactively.


When will Kenosha Christian Academy start?
Fall 2022. KCA has applied to participate in the Wisconsin Parental School Choice Program (“PSCP”). We will hear back by the end of 2021 whether we have been approved. In the chance that KCA is not approved for PSCP, we anticipate launching in fall 2023.

What grades will it offer to start?
KCA will start with grades PreK-3rd and grow one grade per year through 12th grade.

Will it be affiliated with a particular church or denomination?
No, it will be an independently governed 501(c)3, not affiliated with any particular church or denomination. All board members and staff will be united around a statement of faith and other statements expressing KCA’s founding commitments.

How much will KCA cost?
For families applying through the Wisconsin School Choice Program, tuition will be free. Wisconsin residents below 220% of the federal poverty line qualify for the program.

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