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Supporting our youth today for all of their tomorrows

Passion 2 Pay Project, empowers young minds to explore the exciting world of entrepreneurship. While also building confidence and identifying opportunities for our students. Since 2016, we have been igniting curiosity in local youth, by offering hands on after school and summer programs for middle school students, allowing them to discover a whole new realm of possibility!

 A Community in Need 

Currently, many high school students do not have direction or goals for their post high school years. Underserved communities are often comprised of people of color. They have not been exposed to the opportunities afforded to them. Without hope and a vision for the future, students have less incentive to stay in school.

Studies have shown that when low-income children consistently participate in after school and summer programs, they have lower dropout rates, higher achievement, reduced risky behaviors and increased college and career-needed skills. Numerous efforts at dropout prevention focus on the high school years, however, the red flags that warn of pending dropouts are evident as early as sixth grade. This is where P3 comes in to change lives.

Our Vision

Passion 2 Pay Project is fighting the epidemic of student dropouts and helping those without a clear path after high school to gain college, career, and life skills. The need for our services are critical - and increasing.

This program offers students an invaluable opportunity to: develop their gifts and talents, build a resume of both existing skills as well as new ones they won’t find anywhere else, learn about the job and college application process, and even create businesses with an entrepreneurial mindset.

Youth experience personal discovery through vision boards and journaling, and crafting an authentic understanding of themselves that guides them wherever their unique paths may take them. Mentors and tutors are also available along every step of the journey!

"As a volunteer, participant and staff of P3 I was able to build my confidence and was inspired to start my own business."

-Jayla Williams, Owner of Captured by J Photography

"My favorite thing about mentoring at P3 is the ability we have to impact youth from a hands-on approach, watching them develop!"

-Jaire Aton, Founder of Youth for Youth, Benedict College student

You can help meet the urgent and growing need for the youth in our community. After school programs support social, emotional, cognitive, and academic development, reduce risky behaviors, promote physical health, and provide a safe and supportive environment for children and youth.

Your Support will:

* Connect youth to local business to learn from entrepreneurs;

* Build social and emotional learning and conflict resolution skills through the Rethink Ed program;

* Support a safe after school space for middle school youth;

* Provide academic support with weekly tutors and mentors;

* Bring hope to our youth and change our community for the better.

How YOU can Help

We can’t do this alone. By making a gift today, you will provide both a safe after school space as well as create lasting opportunities for our youth that will encourage their creativity, ignite their passion and shape them into empowered members of society.

Our services are in high demand and the situation is increasingly urgent. Please act now

together we can keep up with growing needs!

Please consider making a generous donation today – YOU can make a difference!

Together we can create a fairer, more equitable society where access to

new opportunities is available for all young people

regardless of language, gender, ethnicity or any other arbitrary label.

To make a donation, click here or contact Dr. Ronda Stinson Boyd at 803.238.5839

Send a checks payable to: Passion 2 Pay Project,

to: Passion 2 Pay Project
611 Summit Ave.

Columbia, SC 29203

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