2021 Stats

  • Secured a $25,000 grant from The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and Senator Karl B. Allen for OYA's Project Creativity Cultivation to produce a children's book, teen podcast and children's clothing line

  • Raised $2,686.00 from OYA Donors with an average gift of $141.37

  • Virtually attended the National Mentoring Summit for OYA Staff continuing education 

  • Logged 528 volunteer hours

  • Held a StreamYard Arts Activism Forum with special guest Derrick Quarles on Facebook Live with more than 1,200 views

  • Awarded $250 in arts awards to 3 students

  • Fed 5 families during the holidays through Earth Fare

  • Coordinated two online fundraisers; Winter Warmth OYA Hoodie Fundraiser "I desire to inspire" and the Activism Arts Fundraiser 

Overall Stats at a Glance

  • 38 youth alumni from elementary through high school recognized since 2015

  • 90 sponsors supporting our cause

  • More than $4,000 in scholarships awarded since inception

  • Over 5,012 volunteer hours logged

  • Produced a youth podcast, The JoCo Show, that launched in May on iHeartRadio, Spreaker and Spotify 

  • Hired 5 youth interns for short-term or project internships

  • $4,769 worth of kid swag donated

  • 430 event attendees

  • 4 private and community grants received totaling more than $28,100 to-date

  • 16 youth volunteers acquired and fed FREE meals

  • 65 meals donated to youth in 4 years at annual ceremonies

Listen to "Episode 1: The Joco Show-No Snap, Just Chat" on Spreaker.