Since early in our work, we recognized promising young people
are some of the most significant assets in our community.

After hearing from community residents that they wanted to see more opportunities and safe places for young people after school, we started the Young Leaders program in 2003 for 1st-5th grade community children. Shortly after, we expanded our youth programming for middle- and high-school students with the creation of the Civic Leaders. In 2006, we hosted our first Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School, a high-energy six-week summer camp that teaches children a love of reading and inspires a commitment to make a difference in the world.
Our students work year-round to build their Character, commit to Excellence and exhibit the Presence of a leader. Through a partnership with the Master of Public Administration Program at the College of Charleston, these three traits were identified and researched as being key traits of successful leaders. Our Young Leaders and Civic Leaders are simultaneously focusing on academics, creating opportunities for themselves and building their leadership skills in these three areas. As students encounter a series of developmentally-appropriate leadership standards, they are building themselves as the new generation of leaders that can promise our community a better future.
Metanoia invests in neighborhood assets to Build Leaders.

2005 Reynolds Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29405
Phone (843) 529-3014
Fax (843) 529-3639

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