Trident United Way, MUSC invests in community
Like many youth in Charleston's Chicora-Cherokee community, Micheal, a
fifth-grader, wasn’t receiving the attention and guidance he needed.
Two years ago, he could have been found driving recklessly on a
mini-motorcycle or walking alone down poorly lit streets at night. Now,
he can be found in the Young Leaders Program at Metanoia. Young Leaders
provides a safe and positive after-school environment for learning and
Micheal has just completed his first year as a Young Leader. He has
improved his study habits and raised his reading grade from a B to an
A, and maintains an overall B average.
Micheal serves as president of the Metanoia Boys’ Club, whose members
are young community advocates in the Chicora-Cherokee neighborhood. In
April, Micheal will take his first trip to Washington, D.C. with other
fifth graders from Metanoia.
Because of the Young Leaders Program, Micheal is receiving the
attention he needs to succeed in school and beyond. Trident United Way
invests $40,000 in the Young Leaders Program. With help from this
investment, every one of the children in the program at Metanoia have
improved their standardized test scores.
To make a donation to Trident Untied Way, visit https://donor.united-e-way.org/?campaign=2009MUSC or call Peggy Hotchkiss at 792-1973.
Friday, Sept. 25, 2009