Who We Are

Kids on Point is a Charleston, SC-based nonprofit offering dynamic, evidence-based year-round programming that demonstrably improves its participants’ school attendance, academic performance and likelihood of higher education enrollment.

50 Students served
this year
450 Hours per year
per student
6 Weeks of
summer camp

Founded in 2009 with a driven core team, a diverse board of directors and consistent institutional and private support, Kids on Point provides a unique blend of physical and intellectual stimulation for our students to be successful in the classroom and beyond.

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Our Staff

Lauren
Executive Director

Lauren believes after school programs are an important space, both for child development and for alleviating educational inequality. As the Executive Director, Lauren is committed to Kids On Point building strong partnerships with students and their families. She is an ardent proponent of working in collaboration with community members and other nonprofits to produce successful outcomes for every KOP scholar. Lauren’s background is in health education, fundraising, and grant writing, and she has extensive experience in the nonprofit sector, including work with Operation Home, Camp Happy Days, The Kennedy Center, and the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, where she served on the Board of Directors. Lauren received her degree in Health Promotion and has lives in Charleston with her husband and daughter.

Rachael
Program Director

Bio coming soon.

Peter
Squash Director

Peter is the Director of Squash at Kids On Point. He started coaching squash as a nationally-ranked junior player and continued as a varsity college squash player; after graduating, Peter became an assistant professional at the McArthur Squash Center. Peter is a certified US Squash Level III instructor. He obtained a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Dublin, an M.A. in American Literature from the University of Virginia, and an M.S. in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Peter teaches Humanities part-time at Charleston Collegiate School.

Dylan
Program Coordinator

Working with local youth has always been important to Dylan, as he believes giving back to be an integral aspect of life. Dylan is experienced in youth development, having worked for several other nonprofits, including WINGS for Kids and Camp Can Do. At Kids On Point, Dylan collaborates with Lead Mentors and ensures that every scholar is getting the most out of the program. Dylan is a graduate of College of Charleston and has a B.A. in Theatre.

Ontavia
Academic Coordinator

Bio coming soon.

Nicole
AmeriCorps VISTA

Bio coming soon.

Taylor
Data and Marketing Coordinator

With a background in youth development and a degree in political science, Taylor is equally passionate about providing quality mentorship and producing data-driven outcomes. She is an advocate of educational equity and believes every student, regardless of their circumstances, deserves the resources they need for success. Taylor has her B.A. from Centre College and is currently pursuing a master's degree in social work.

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