48th is where South Carolina ranks amongst the best states for education (both pre-k -12+ higher education take into account). The education system has been classified by some as "minimally adequate".
In Charleston County 23% of youth are living below the federal poverty level, 40% live in a single-parent household, and more than 50% of the students in grades 3-8 failed state math and reading standards.
The future can be brighter for South Carolina's youth with the help of mentoring. Statistics have shown that young adults who were at-risk for falling off track but had a mentor are:
55% more likely to enroll in college
78% more likely to volunteer regularly
90% are interested in becoming a mentor
130% more likely to hold leadership positions
There are countless reasons why Be A Mentor does what we do. Through our program in 2018-2019 over 250 at risks students in 22 schools were paired with a caring adult role model to help guide their path.
Our mentors are advocates, positive role models, challengers, and nurturers of possibilities.
Now that we have told you our reasons, we believe that every kid on the "brink of success" deserves be empowered, do you?
learn more about the campaign and how you can contribute through this link!