Cusabo Scholars


Our Vision
“Through relationship, trust, and commitment,

we listen to each other to discover together new opportunities in life.”

Co-curricular After School Program

Our coaches, Mentors, Teachers, and Parents work together in community to full-fill our Vision.

More than Lacrosse, our “Give It” goes beyond the sports field and into the classroom.

In 2014, we participated in the City of Charleston Friday Night Lights program. We quickly realized that just coaching on the field was simply not enough. We saw that a bigger impact than just playing lacrosse was needed in our community. After several years of discernment, we listened and we learned. As parents and coaches, we committed to creating our most important offering, Cusabo Scholars. In partnership with teachers, parents, mentors, coaches, and students we work together, to assist our Cusabo Scholars.

In 2016, Eric Strickland began the work of mentoring and tutoring after school at James Simons Elementary. Since then, the program has grown and developed into something that is quite special.

In 2017 we started CusaboScholars@CofC. Meet the 2017 Mentor Team led by our incredible site coordinator Joycee Darby, pictured above on our 1st day at the College of Charleston, October 2017.

In 2018, we expanded our offering and call Julian Mitchell Math and Science home for the 2018-19 school year.

Our Community Partners

The School of Education

The Honors College

The School of African American Studies

Trinity Worldwide Outreach Ministries

The Lowcountry Food Bank

Horizons at Ashley Hall

Impact 360 Charleston Summer Camp

Woodberry Forest Sports Camp

Learn more about Cusabo Scholars by reviewing our “Blog“.