Berkeley County Kids Who Care Inc

Rating: 4.75 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Education, Environment

Location: PO Box 491 Goose Creek SC 29445 USA

Mission: To raise environmental ethic in Berkeley County by administering an environmental project competition in our schools and working as a resource to upgrade environmental science teaching.
Results: In the twenty years since it was founded, KWC has served over 55,000 children, and has awarded over $75,000 in grants to the winning schools to buy equipment and supplies for the enhancement of environmental teaching. Some examples of the items that the teachers have purchased with the grants are an arbor for the playground at the school to provide shade and grow plants to attract birds and butterflies, microscopes, science books and materials, compost kits, greenhouse kits, and garden supplies
Target demographics: Berkeley County, SC children in grade K5-5th grade.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Approximately 4500 children
Geographic areas served: Berkeley County, South Carolina
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

I have been participating in this program for 8-9 years. It is a great program to expose the students to environmental issues. They enjoy the program and really enjoy the field trip.

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The effects it has on the students!

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I think it is wonderful! Maybe advertise it more so more students get involved!

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I am a kindergarten teacher in Berkeley County and have found the Kids Who Care board to be an amazing group of dedicated volunteers who truly want to inspire the youth of today to be environmentally aware of the impact we have on this earth. They are there from the beginning of the school year with contacts available to volunteers in a wide array of businesses to help teachers with their project ideas. The NatureScope field day they put together is superb, and provides an opportunity for students to experience a full day of science outside the classroom. As a bonus, they award monetary prizes for projects and my class project just provided a $200 prize that will help enhance our environmental science studies. This non-profit organization ROCKS!

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having an on-going, sustainable project that has excited my class. It is very empowering to 5 and 6 year old children to be doing something that is so far reaching.

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help them get the word out that they exist! Encourage more local (and even national!) businesses to get on board. We are doing exciting things in South Carolina! Help us to continue to empower our youngest scientists!

 
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