Heart4Schools

Heart4Schools

Many of the needs of your community can be traced back to insufficient education. Heart 4 Schools is a proactive approach to dealing with potential future needs within a community.

Why should I get involved?

  • School Improvement = Community Improvement
  • 97% of a generation is flowing through your local school.
  • Third grade reading level is an indicator for future community outlook, drop rates, and prison occupancy.
  • Your local school is one of the largest employers in your community.
  • Each child represents a family who may be far from God who you could love.
  • Children deserve Hope.

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Reading Buddies teacher support backpack buddies
  • Reading with an at-risk child once a week for 30 minutes can improve not only their reading level, but their confidence too!
  • Children who have a mentor once a week for six months or longer are 87% more likely to graduate high school.
  • The trajectory of a child's life dramatically changes if they are able to read on grade level by the end of 3rd grade.
  • Reading scores are directly related to future acheivement in all other subject areas and can be a predictor of future drop out rates.

Teacher support gives us the opportunity to let our public educators know they are loved and valued. They sacrifice so much of their time and personal money, getting very little appreciation in return.

  • Provide meals to teachers on special days such as breakfast for back to school, lunch for the end of the year, etc.
  • Provide school supplies for their closets after Christmas.
  • Give 1st and 2nd-year teachers gift cards to help make those first years a little easier.
  • Prayer and encouragement by sending notes and little gifts throughout the year.

Since we believe every child deserves hope, we help the school community through the backpack feeding program.This program takes time and organization, but it doesn’t take the same people each time to make it happen.

  • 1 in 5 children in South Carolina go to school hungry every week
  • Providing foods that are rich in nutrients, but do not require cooking help children eat when not at school
  • Sending these backpacks home over the weekend or summer helps increase the child’s focus while giving them reassurance
  • A variety of individuals can get involved by packing, being donors, or delivering the food
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Reading Buddy?
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supporting teachers?
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providing backpacks?

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