Our desire is to connect every school in South Carolina with a church that loves and serves them well.
There are more than 1,270 schools and over 420 of these have churches serving through Reading Buddies, Teacher Support, and/or Backpack Buddies (weekend food for the food insecure).
Did you know?
57% of students in grades 2-8 are behind grade level in English Language Arts and 29% are two grade levels behind.
In any give year, roughly 6,000 - 7,000 SC public school teachers leave their position and as many as 1,000 positions remain vacant after the start of the year.
1 in 7 children go to school hungry every day in South Carolina.
What can local churches do?
Schedule time to sit down with leaders at your local school and ask, "How can we help?"
Listen to what they say, mobilize your church, and meet the need!
Continue your partnership!
This may include:
- Reading Buddies
- Teacher Support and Encouragement
- Backpack Buddies (weekend food)
- Stay in touch with leaders throughout the year. Continue to ask, "How can we help?"
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace… in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 4: 10-12