Nehemiah Project – Enriching Lexington County
PO Box 227
Lexington, SC 29071
Note: Currently searching for a new Director
Contact: Barbara Franklin
Who We Are: A Christ centered, totally volunteer, relationship based, research minded national Pilot Project serving more than 1000 Lexington County SC families.
Our Vision: To provide hope, transform lives, and enrich our community of Lexington County SC.
To meet students and their families where they are and to help them help themselves, we offer programs in partnership with a wide range of like-minded individuals, churches, schools, municipalities, organizations, and agencies. At our 2801 Augusta Highway, West Columbia, SC, Nehemiah Headquarters, we develop strategies, teach volunteers how to share God’s love with their neighbors through the giving of their time and talents, and provide assistance to help families help themselves have a better life. Because 90% of our students live in poverty, most are unable to pay to participate in activities and events. Scholarship funds enable them to do so.
There are four essential elements of our balanced program, which is designed to give disadvantaged young people a hand up in breaking the cycle of poverty:
- Focus on the individual young people,
- Focus on their schools, teachers, and coaches,
- Focus on their homes, families, and neighborhoods, and
- Provide outdoor adventures to develop leadership, skills, and teamwork.
- Camp Nehemiah is available upon request for use by other groups also.
447 Sandy springs Lane
Lexington, SC 29073