Project H.O.M.E. is an initiative by Mr. Kim Wilson, Charleston County's Executive Director of Secondary Learning and R.B. Stall High School's former principal, in North Charleston, SC, to provide a home to displaced high school students. The program would provide a safe home for students that is along the bus route to Stall High School. Plus, we are currently seeking live-in house parents to provide supervision. Research shows a large drop out rate among homeless students and Project H.O.M.E. aspires to provide them with much needed assistance to see these men through high school graduation, and potentially break the cycle of homelessness in their lives.
A decrease in drop-out rates for male students that are displaced and participate in the program
An increase in academic grades, including GPA for participating students
An increase in participant's school attendance
A higher percentage of students that participate in the program pursuing higher education
Project H.O.M.E. has been inspired by an organization called, "Joe's Place," located in Maplewood, MO. Joe's Place has successfully provided a safe and supervised environment for both temporary and long-term displaced students.
Closer to home, the Charleston County School District is seeing an alarming number of homeless or displaced students. Many of these student's potential is cut short given a lack of resources both at home and within the community.
*Central zone (WestAshley/downtown): 89
(North Charleston): 277
*Southwest (John's Island, James Island, Hollywood, Ravenel): 31
Statistic source: McKinney-Vento 2015-2016