Foster Care and Adoption Resources

South Carolina Ministries/Agencies Connie Maxwell Children’s Ministries – Providing licensing, training, and support for Foster families across South Carolina Books: Book Group Studies: Websites: Christian Alliance For Orphans Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University Blogs: The Foster Roster by Jason Weber Jason Johnson Blog Podcasts: Justice and the

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Reading Buddies

What is a Reading Buddy? Reading Buddies meet with one student for thirty minutes each week throughout the school year. Most volunteers meet with second or third grade students. They offer consistent encouragement to the student as they listen to them read and discuss what was read. Students with this support show an increase in

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Backpack Buddies

1 in 7 South Carolina students go to school hungry. These same students would be hungry on the weekend without the help of Backpack Buddies. Getting Started Work with the school guidance counselor or social worker. They will determine the number of food bags needed at the school. Consider partnering with other churches in your

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Teacher Support

Why is teacher support needed? Teachers are the heartbeat of the school and they shape the lives and futures of their students. 46% of teachers report high daily stress (tied with nurses for the most stressful occupation in America today). In any given year, 6000 – 7000 SC school teachers leave their position and about

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Getting Started

First Steps Learn about your local schools. Study the school report cards on the district website to learn more about demographics and needs. Consider where you have teachers, staff, or students already engaged in a school. Pray and seek God’s guidance in choosing a school. Ask for wisdom, discernment, and favor as you move forward.

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