Meet Sh’Kur: WINGS Alum and Future Mayor of Charleston

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Alumni Story: Sh’Kur Sh’Kur calls WINGS for Kids a “life-changing” experience because it introduced him to college role models. We call Sh’Kur inspiring, hard-working, and kind – among many other things. Take two minutes to hear why Sh’Kur has our vote.

A principal hugs two students while seated at her desk.

A Principal’s Perspective on WINGS

Friday, February 23, 2018

Lynn Owings: School Principal and WINGS Cheerleader “When our children first walked into school, no one was smiling, heads were down. They go through a lot of traumatic experiences on a daily basis. WINGS gave them a safe place to feel loved.” Watch Principal Owings dive into why she really loves WINGS.

When WINGS Leaders Fly High, So Do Children

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

When WINGS Leaders Fly High, So Do Children When children feel more connected to school, they’re more likely to attend, work hard, do well, and remain in school. For children at high risk of school failure, school connectedness can be the difference between getting along with others and repeated suspensions, attending school regularly and being … Read More

I’ve Been Ready to Give Up Countless Times

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Staff Story: Caty, 2018 “People often ask me how I do this job [WINGS Leader]. I feel as if that’s the wrong question to ask. When I think back on my life so far, I cannot remember a time when I’ve felt happier or more fulfilled than with WINGS. It’s hard to list the many reasons why … Read More