The Issue

Every summer students from low socio-economic backgrounds fall two months behind peers from higher-income families in academic skills, a deficit that grows to a full academic year by fourth grade. The consequences, both in performance and self-esteem, can be devastating for these students and our communities. In 2011, The Rand Corporation published a compelling report about this disturbing summer deficit. Impact 360 Summer Success wants to lead change for these students and the Charleston community.

Impact360 Summer Success, a Charleston collaborative of more than 15 non-profits led by Kids on Point (formerly known as Charleston Urban Squash), is a six week cross-sectoral educational experience for 150 K-12 students. This summer they are coming together to bring a unique and exciting comprehensive program, designed to offer each kid a seamless learning environment that connects opportunities across developmental stages, calendar time, and learning environments. We need the support and power of the Charleston community. We need you!.

The Opportunity at the College of Charleston

We have designed a six-week comprehensive summer academic and enrichment program at the College of Charleston. Impact360 Summer Success focuses on:

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)
Life Skills Development
Civic Engagement Opportunities
Local Cultural Education and Field Trips
Health and Wellness

Partnering Organizations

This extraordinary opportunity is occurring through a coalition of local principals, teachers, parents, community partners and nonprofits, working in Title 1 schools. Recognizing first hand the adverse effects of summer learning loss, they are joining forces in a comprehensive way to support their kids over the summer when the gains made during the school year can be easily erased.

Implementation and Core Curriculum Partners
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Kids On Point
College of Charleston Afterschool and
Summer Learning Resource Center

Further Fund
Elementary Engineers
Charleston Hope
Distinguished Gentlemen's Club
R3, Inc.
Empowered Minds
Charleston Freedom School
Meeting Street Academy

Enrichment Partners
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Lowcountry Food Bank
Lowcountry Maritime Society
Grice Marine Lab
Gibbes Museum of Art
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
Coastal Conservation League
Social Venture Partners Charleston
South Carolina Port Authority
Audubon South Carolilna

Join Us Now to Keep These Children From Falling Behind This Summer

The cost of the six-week program is $1,200 per child. This amount covers everything they need between 8am - 5:30pm Monday - Friday, including paid certified teachers for academic subjects, transportation every day to and from the College of Charleston, meals, mentors, field trips, supplies, program facilitators, and more.

Possible Ways to Help Sponsor a Child:


Host a get-together to inform and inspire your circle of friends to raise funds to sponsor at least one child.


Ask your child's school or classroom to collectively raise funds as a group project.


Have a bake sale, car wash, or dance-a-thon to raise awareness and collect funds.


Ask co-workers, family, and friends to donate any amount. Every little bit counts.


Make it a family challenge to secure this extraordinary opportunity for a local child.


Encourage a group activity to raise money at your church, job, book club, rotary club, or gym.


Donate a certain amount to sponsor one child and ask your network to help you reach your goal.


Ask if your company or business would be interested in sponsoring a child for this summer.


Have fun coming up with your unique ideas to secure a child for this important opportunity.

We will proudly acknowledge on our website, social media and future publications all individuals, groups, neighborhoods and businesses who donate to this life-changing program.


Yes, I am ready to help these Charleston kids! Sign me up:

You can make your tax-deductible donation by check or online (thank you!!):

Make checks payable to "Kids On Point" (formerly known as Charleston Urban Squash: EIN# 27-0771548).
Be sure to include "Impact360 program" on the memo line.

Mail to:
Kids on Point
P.O. Box 22731
Charleston, SC 29413

Or donate online below:

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Contact Us

If you have any questions about Impact360 Summer Success program and would like to learn how to get involved, please fill out the form below or email us here.

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