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.
• 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).