Today is National Mentoring Day and we are celebrating by recognizing all of the great work being done by our amazing Restoration Project Foundation (RPF) Mentors across the state of South Carolina. From academics to athletics to community service, RPF Mentor Partner Organizations are providing incredible opportunities for the young people in their communities. “RPF is proud to provide resources and organizational support to our outstanding mentor partner programs in Anderson, Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, and Rock Hill.” said RPF CEO Craig Wooten, “And we encourage everyone in these communities to come out and support their initiatives by volunteering, making a donation, and spreading the word about all of the good they are doing for the youth in South Carolina.”
Opportunities to support RPF’s mentor partner organizations are limitless! From coaching to academic tutoring, chaperoning field trips to serving as a summer camp counselor, making a monthly meal to full-time mentoring, we have volunteer options that fit with your schedule and talents. RPF will connect you to a mentor site near you, and our Mentor Partner Leaders will pair you with a seasoned mentor who can provide guidance and support. Whether you are available for a couple hours after school each week or interested in joining one of our full-day educational programs, your gift of time directly impacts the youth of South Carolina. Continue reading to learn more about our Mentor Partner Organizations, then contact us at https://www.restorationprojectfoundation.org/contact to start making a difference today!
The Anderson Cavaliers is a 501(c)3 independent football program based in Anderson, SC. Founded in 2008 by a group of parents seeking a faith-based football team for public, private, and homeschool students, the Anderson Cavaliers Athletic Program is dedicated to providing students of all educational backgrounds with the opportunity to participate in competitive athletics at the Junior Varsity and Varsity levels. Learn more at https://www.andersoncavaliers.com.
Faith Athletics and Music Charter Institute
Faith Athletics and Music Charter Institute is a comprehensive academic, athletic, and music mentoring organization dedicated to providing students with a premier training ground for their academic, athletic, and personal growth in a diverse community that cultivates an open mind, passionate soul, absolute integrity, a champion’s spirit, and a helpful heart. Headquartered in Charleston, SC, FAMCI serves students in middle and high school. Learn more at https://faithamcharter.wixsite.com/gohornets.
John Harris Basketball
John Harris Basketball is an athletic mentoring organization offering basketball training and skill development through innovative techniques both on and off the court. Headquartered in Mount Pleasant, SC, John Harris Basketball provides discipline, personal guidance, and rigorous training for players from elementary school to the professional level. Learn more at https://www.jhbtraining.com.
New Hope Leadership Academy
New Hope Leadership Academy (NHLA) is a comprehensive academic and athletic mentoring organization dedicated to providing the quality education and essential life skills at-risk students need for success. Headquartered in Columbia, SC, and rapidly expanding to meet the needs of mentees in surrounding areas, New Hope places serious emphasis on leadership, discipline, respect, responsibility, and community service. NHLA offers Virtual School for high school students attending the South Carolina Preparatory Academy, Leadership Academy for high school students and athletes seeking a structured mentorship program, and New Hope Collegiate to student athletes attending classes through Midland Technical College. Learn more at https://www.nhlagladiators.com.
Original Design exists to provide resources, opportunities, and supportive relationships necessary for children to live healthy and empowered lives. Headquartered in Columbia, SC, Original Design’s one-on-one mentorship program lasts for a full year and consists of three full-day Saturday camps and numerous outings throughout the year. Along with instruction on health, faith, and athletics, Original Design’s curriculum includes a variety of other life skills and topics such as nutrition, hygiene, etiquette, literacy, budgeting, and generosity. Learn more at https://www.originaldesignsc.org.
P27 Baseball Performance Center and Academy
P27 Performance Center is dedicated to providing student athletes the opportunity to reach their highest potential through professional training, mentorship, and immersion in a Christian leadership environment that harnesses success. P27 combines an elite baseball program with high-quality academic guidance, tutoring, and leadership. Headquartered in Lexington, SC, P27 serves serious high school athletes. Learn more at https://www.p27performancecenter.com/home.
Proverbs Mentoring Organization
Proverbs Mentoring Organization is dedicated to enhancing youth leadership skills by mentoring through community, academics, athletics, religion, and entrepreneurship. Proverbs programs include Camp Proverbs for young men, Camp Essence for young women, the Extra M.I.L.E. after-school experience, Coach Pep’s Prep Academy, and the Proverbs Youth Mentor Certification Program. Headquartered in Anderson, SC, Proverbs serves middle and high school students in Upstate South Carolina. Learn more at https://www.proverbsmentoring.org.
Real Champions, Inc.
Real Champions, Inc., provides trusted advocates for children by establishing long-term relationships that lead them to greater opportunities in life, school, and work. South Carolina’s most vulnerable children are paired with full-time mentors who stay with them from the beginning of kindergarten through high school graduation. Real Champions Advocate Mentors focus on all areas of growth children and their families need to succeed, from academics to social and emotional growth for children and resource support for parents. Learn more at https://realchampionsinc.org.
South Carolina Spartans
The South Carolina Spartans is a not-for-profit athletic mentoring organization serving public, private, and homeschool students interested in participating in competitive sports and cheerleading programs. Headquartered in Rock Hill, SC, the organization offers education, training, discipline, teamwork, physical fitness, and enjoyment of youth sports in a safe family environment. Learn more at http://scspartans.org.