Lee’s Summit R-7 Community Connections
Ken Hill, a paraprofessional at Hilltop School in Lee’s Summit, shares his time and talents to assist and support children who are victims of abuse. Through Bikers Against Child Abuse™ (B.A.C.A.), Mr. Hill helps the charitable organization meet its goal of creating a safer environment for abused children.
“I have a B.S. in Education, and am a former teacher, as well as having had a long career in the pharmaceutical industry.” Mr. Hill said. “I am currently working at Hilltop School as a paraprofessional. This is a challenging position, but along with the many challenges come many rewarding moments. My work at Hilltop got me thinking about volunteering my free time with an organization that helps abused children.”
Mr. Hill added, “I am a long-time motorcycle rider, and thought Biker’s Against Child Abuse™ might be a good place to devote my time.”
B.A.C.A.™ is an international organization with chapters in most states in the U.S. as well as numerous foreign countries. B.A.C.A. International, Inc.™ is a tax exempt 501 (C) (3) corporation. The mission statement for B.A.C.A.™ states: “Bikers Against Child Abuse, Inc. (B.A.C.A.)™ exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children. We exist as a body of Bikers to empower children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live. We stand ready to lend support to our wounded friends by involving them with an established, united organization. We work in conjunction with local and state officials who are already in place to protect children. We desire to send a clear message to all involved with the abused child that this child is part of our organization, and that we are prepared to lend our physical and emotional support to them by affiliation, and our physical presence. We stand at the ready to shield these children from further abuse. We do not condone the use of violence or physical force in any manner, however, if circumstances arise such that we are the only obstacle preventing a child from further abuse, we stand ready to be that obstacle.”
“One example of what we do as an organization is to accompany our wounded heroes to court,” Mr. Hill said. “Our presence in the courtroom gives the child the courage to not be afraid to testify against their abuser. This helps fulfill our mission of helping wounded children to not be afraid of the world in which they live. I am proud to be affiliated with this group of dedicated men and women whose goal is to help abused children. It is an honor to ride alongside all of them.”
For more information about Bikers Against Child Abuse™, an international tax-exempt organization, visit www.bacaworld.org.
Hilltop School is a residential facility operated by the Jackson County Court System. Since the facility is located within the boundaries of the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, all educational services are provided by the R-7 School District.
Lee’s Summit R-7 Community Connections highlights the many contributions to the community made by school district employees. If you would like to recommend an R-7 employee for this feature, please send the employee’s name and a few sentences about how he or she contributes to the community to Janice Phelan at email@example.com. Contributions featured should be made by the employee in an area outside of the staff member’s job.