• Metanoia Young Leaders Program

    Metanoia‘s Young Leader’s after-school program offers academic assistance and character development to elementary school students who have shown leadership potential in the classroom. As a mentor, you will work with one student for a year by assisting with homework, creating rapport, and playing games.  Metanoia offers the opportunity to build a  relationship with an elementary school student.

    For more info, check out this video.

    Qualifications: Must be interested in mentoring elementary and middle school-aged students

    Schedule: Tuesdays and/or Thursdays 2:55-4:45 PM

    Training Date: Tuesday, September 26th from 4:30-6:30. Includes dinner and a neighborhood tour.

    Location: 2005 Reynolds Avenue, transportation provided by Metanoia. Meet at 2:45 in the horseshoe parking lot at the corner of Coming and Calhoun.

    Start Date: Engagement will begin on Tuesday, October 2nd.

    Spaces Available: 16

    Project Liaison: Alexandra Mielcarek



    The Green Heart Project

    The Green Heart Project pairs Honors College students with elementary students to tend a school-run garden. General activities include: weeding, planting seeds, harvesting produce, digging, building, watering, and helping teach the students sustainable practices. No prior gardening experience is necessary.

    Participants will be paired with Mitchell Elementary School (2 Perry Street), Sanders Clyde (805 Morrison Drive), Meeting Street Academy (642 Meeting Street), and James Simons Elementary (741 King Street) students. All schools are within 1.5 miles from campus, walkable in 25-30 min.

    Qualifications: Must be interested in working in a garden setting; interest in sustainable agriculture practices is a plus.

    Training: Thursday, September 21st from 4:00PM-6:00PM


    • Mitchell Elementary:
      • Tuesdays from 9:30AM-11:30AM
      • Thursdays from 9:30AM-11:30Am
    • Sanders Clyde Elementary:
      • Thursdays from 3:30PM-4:20PMRcAadKjcL
    • Meeting Street Academy:
      • Mondays from 4:00PM-5:00PM
      • Tuesdays from 4:00PM-5:00PM
      • Wednesdays from 4:00PM-5:00PM
      • Thursdays from 4:00PM-5:00PM
    • James Simons Elementary:
      • Mondays from 4:00PM-5:00PM

    Also, if you have a vehicle and are interested in driving to you placement, there are a few other options:

    • Sullivan’s Island Elementary School:
      • Mondays from 2:30PM-3:30PM
      • Fridays from 1:00PM-2:00PM
    • Meeting Street Elementary at Brentwood
      • Tuesdays from 4:00PM-5:00PM
      • Thursdays from 4:00 PM-5:00PM

    PLEASE NOTE: Green Heart volunteers are encouraged to purchase a t-shirt ($15).

    Spaces Available: 17

    Project Liaisons: Jessie Riley and Abbie Kline


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Honors Engaged

Honors Engaged aims to engage honors students in meaningful and intentional work with Charleston-area community organizations that address critical issues, especially literacy, poverty, homelessness, and poor nutrition. Engagement with community partners is supported by guided reflection exercises, uniting action and academic assessment. Honors Engaged seeks to serve specific needs of the Charleston community through the work of well-trained and well-informed honors students.

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