CHAMPS Program

Presbyterian College

The CHAMPS (Communities Helping, Assisting, Motivating Promising Students) program at Presbyterian College helps underprivileged students from Laurens County, S.C. Students are selected when they are in the sixth grade, participate through high school. CHAMPS volunteers help students with their schoolwork and mentor them to keep them focused on their goals. Students attend summer camp at the college each year, experiencing college life as they go to classes and live in residence halls for a week.

Bottom Line:  The average high school graduation rate of CHAMPS students is 84 percent. More than 95 percent of those graduates go on to enroll in a postsecondary institution.

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