We believe that a good education is the key to providing lifelong opportunities — beginning at birth and continuing throughout a lifetime. Yet, nearly 19% of Greenwood County’s children are not ready when it’s time to start first grade, and 17% of students drop out before finishing high school.* Therefore, the Foundation focuses on supporting programs that enhance school readiness at all ages, and work closely with schools, youth-serving organizations and other community organizations that promote the intellectual and social development of young people.

*Kids Count data 2010.

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