We Are BOOST Greenville

As an initiative of United Way, we strive to create a system that enables all children in Greenville County, regardless of their financial status, to participate in high quality afterschool programs that promote academic engagement and foster supportive relationships leading to a lifelong love for learning, as well as improving their chances for long term success. Read More...

National research shows that high quality, expanded-learning programs help students perform better while they're in school, graduate high school, and gain the social and emotional skills needed to achieve long-term success. Yet 133,788 (18%) of school-aged children in South Carolina are unsupervised after school hours, putting them at risk for being in danger or getting into trouble. Children from low-income families are less likely to participate in safe, quality afterschool activities than children from higher income families. This causes children who may already be struggling to keep up academically to fall even further behind their peers. Many working parents understand the value of a safe, quality learning environment for their children beyond the school day, but for many, cost and other factors make after school programs inaccessible. Nearly 331,000 students in South Carolina would be enrolled in an afterschool program if one were available to them. BOOST advocates for greater investment in expanded-learning by demonstrating how high-quality programs can help bridge the achievement gap and give children the learning opportunities they need to reach their full potential. Collapse

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Melissa M. Huff, Director

Kamilah Staggers, Assistant Director

105 Edinburgh Court, Greenville, SC 29607