What We Do | Kids on Point

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What We Do

Kids on Point is an intense, year-round program that takes place after school, on the weekends, and in the summer.

We engage kids from the time they enter the program in elementary school until they graduate high school and beyond.

Our Kids

We focus on students in under-resourced neighborhoods in Charleston, South Carolina.

  • 100% KOP students who qualify for free and reduced lunch
  • 98% Black, 2% Hispanic
  • 62% Female, 38% Male

Our Outcomes

Qualitative and quantitative analysis points to accelerated academic outcomes and life-readiness.

  • 3X the rate at which program participants earn college degrees compared to same-demographic peers
  • 20% increase in positive social skill-building year over year by returning kids
Education

Create and implement educational programming that encourages students to strive for personal excellence through planning and organization, public speaking and communication, reliability, and initiative.

4
Days of Academic and Life Skills mentorship per week

120
Hours of College and Career Readiness programming each year

86%
of kids maintain or raise their grades

Homework Support

Athletics

Athletic opportunities that will increase teamwork, conflict resolution, competition, confidence, and perseverance.

4
day per week of fitness activities

110
hours per year of coaching in sportsmanship and fitness

100%
of kids travel to competitions no matter their skill level

Opportunities

Partner with students to foster curiosity and develop life readiness skills.

25
enrichment field trips provided to kids every year

7
nonprofit service partnerships in Charleston

20
hours of civic engagement in the community

Resources

Provide basic needs and social and emotional support to create a foundation for the students and families to engage and grow.

8
family outreach events hosted each school year

Technology Access

Basic Needs Support

Our Partners

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Kids On Point’s most extensive partnership is with the College of Charleston. Together with the College of Charleston and Kids On Point share and maintain a 5-court squash facility, classroom space, engage 70+ college volunteers yearly as mentors and tutors, and facilitate high-quality research, course work, and afterschool and summer programming.
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Another one of Kids On Point’s most important partnerships is with the Squash and Education Alliance. SEA is a network of 25 organizations in the U.S. and abroad that like Kids On Point provide year-round, long-term support to young people who deserve and desire more. As an SEA member Kids On Point has numerous benefits, including access to metric-evaluation systems, securing scholarship funding, travel subsidies, placements in academically rigorous college-prep camps. These partnerships are vital to connecting Kids On Point students to the physical (college campus, sports facilities), financial (scholarships), and social (mentors in school and life) capital that they need to create a better future. In addition to our partnerships with CofC and the SEA, Kids On Point regularly collaborates with local business, non-profits, and cultural institutions on a variety of services and projects.