Todd Abedon - Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Chartwell Holdings

Kids on Point introduces young people to the world of opportunity outside of their under-resourced neighborhoods through after school academic, athletic, and enrichment activities. 

  • In the Classroom - Kids on Point participants receive rigorous homework help sessions, academic tutoring and life skills development from dedicated volunteer mentors.
  • On the Court - Students participate in daily fitness activities – primarily through instruction in the sport of squash – while learning about healthy eating and active lifestyles.
  • In the Community - Kids on Point promotes civic engagement by organizing monthly volunteer and service learning projects in collaboration with other charitable organizations in Charleston.

Hear from some of the students and learn how this program is changing lives here.

Kids on Point was started by a visionary team in 2009 that included Fellow Todd Abedon, who made it his Liberty Fellowship project. Today, the program is working to expand to meet demand. Kids on Point and partner College of Charleston raised $500,000 to build a 5-court, squash center at the College of Charleston, set for completion in May 2018. The facility expansion will allow the program to serve 100 to 150 kids. 

Overview

  • 50 students
  • 6-12 point GPA increase for new students in all academic subjects
  • >60 College of Charleston mentors and $80,000+ given in financial aid credits each year 
  • Extensive partnership with the College of Charleston: facility space, office space, classrooms, facility research, and laundry facilities 
  • 12-year commitment for each student
  • 450 service hours per year, per child

Key Partnerships

  • LowCountry Food Bank: free meals and snacks - over 11,500 meals served to KOP students since 2015 
  • Engaging Creative Minds: 6-week summer camp introducing art integration and STEAM 
  • Trinity Worldwide Outreach Ministries: transportation services
  • College Sage: Certified College Counselors that help fuel student passions into rewarding high school experiences and best-fit college placements