Lend Your Hand to Help the Holy City’s “at-risk” Youth

November 6, 2017, 1:00 pm EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (FOX 24 NEWS NOW) — More than 22-percent of Charleston County children live in single-parent households. A challenge both economically and socially.

25-percent of North Charleston children live below the federal poverty line.

There is a clear need for the community to come together to ensure our youth are growing up to be strong, productive, and supported members of society.

A gala is happening Thursday to help further a mission to empower financially strained and “on the brink of success” youth.

Eileen Burkhardt is executive director of “Be A Mentor,” and joined us to explain her organization and why you really shouldn’t call these young people “at-risk,” but rather “on the brink of success.”

The 5th Annual Going Places Gala will be held on November 9th from 7:00 p.m until 10:00 p.m. at Hyatt Place + Hyatt House (560 King Street).

The event will feature live music from ‘The Lowhills’ and offer a silent action and delicious catered food.

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