We exist to eliminate the cycle of generational poverty by providing full-time professional mentors and volunteer supporters for “highly at-risk” children from kindergarten through high school graduation.
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We want to establish and maintain an on-going professional mentoring organization in Jasper County, South Carolina and eventually to other impoverished counties in our state.
Jasper county is poised for unprecedented economic growth over the next two decades. A 4.5 billion dollar ocean cargo terminal is projected to begin construction within 15 years eventually creating one million jobs for region.
Inevitable gentrification of the county and a rising tax base will likely drive the poor out of their communities.
How many Jasper County public school students will qualify for the jobs created by the new terminal?
According to the 2018 South Carolina College-and Career-Ready (SC Ready) Assessments Scores for the Jasper County School District, the outlook for a large percentage of these students being workforce ready is disconcerting. View SC Ready Assessments results.