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Year Founded:
1991
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Dr. Ross Danis
Main Address:
5104 Reagan Drive
Suite 12
Charlotte, NC 28206
Copy+Paste the URL for our OST Locator Tool:
https://locator.mecked.org

What We Do

Our mission: To ensure that young people in Mecklenburg County have access to an excellent public education that results in the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to lead productive, successful lives.

IMPACT OF COVID-19 - SPECIFIC NEEDS:

MeckEd's Career Pathways program is operating 100% virtually until it is safe to meet with our students face to face. Advisors continue to provide virtual services to 160 students who have the highest needs. To respond to immediate needs we have increased and modified our program to include...

- Mental Health Services/Counseling Sessions
- Virtual Career & College Exploration
- Virtual SAT Prep
- Funding for immediate needs such as food

Financial support and volunteer engagement are critical for our organization during this time as a May fundraising event has been cancelled.

We serve: All young people enrolled in Mecklenburg County public schools with a special focus on those who face obstacles that limit their access to opportunity.

We provide:
• Access to Out of School Time programming through "The Locator" - an online search tool that houses over 500 programs. https://www.mecked.org/the-locator/
• Advocacy on behalf of the Out of School Time sector;
• Social capital and serve as social navigators;
• Sustained support for student success beginning with middle school students and continuing all the way through the first two years beyond graduation from high school;
• Career and college readiness experiences typically associated with well-resourced young people (job shadows, college visits, internships, community building activities).

Interesting Info

MeckEd serves over 147,000 CMS students annually through advocacy, expanded learning & workforce development programming!
Everything we do is driven by an unyielding commitment to transforming the lives of young people who face obstacles.
MeckEd's goals are to provide Career Pathways programming to all Title I High Schools and Charlotte Next programming to all Title I Middle Schools.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Guest Speaker
Repeats 12 times.
Sunday, November 1st, 2020
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Worksite Tours
Repeats every 4 weeks 12 times.
Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
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Life Navigator
Repeats on the 1st of January, February, March, April, June, July, and August 7 times.
Friday, January 1st, 2021
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