Help Stand-Up Against Violence Everyone (S.A.V.E.) Columbia is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 as KICK CRIME AGAINST CHILDREN. After 11 years of meritorious and dedicated service to child development, KICK CRIME AGAINST CHILDREN was re-branded to Help Stand-Up Against Violence Everyone (S.A.V.E.) Columbia June 2015. In re-branding, we have been able to offer better, bigger and a broader range of services to the community in which we reside. We have become partners with Backporch Bridges to Literacy, LLC which will allow us to offer a menu of services and resources designed to promote literacy and sense of self-confidence in children and adult learners in all walks of life in our community through various programs.
Our main objective at Help S.A.V. Columbia is to save children from becoming victims of violence and abuse.
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Mr. Kennedy serves as the camp director of Help S.A.V.E Columbia. His job is to insure the educators have a safe environment to teach. Children that want to learn get the opportunity to learn. Those that disrupt classes are removed.
Mr. Kennedy believes crime has a direct correlation to the idle minds and frustration of children that don't have the opportunities to succeed. he believes every child has a dream and if they are taught how to get there, they will become successful.
Mr. Kennedy works as project manager for the University of South Carolina managing IT projects.
His experience has given him expertise in strategy development, management, process improvement, and operating model design.
Dexter graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Computer Students and has black belt in Karate.
Douglas Williams serves as the assistant camp director of Help S.A.V.E Columbia. His job is to support the camp director in his duties of insuring the educators have a safe environment to teach.
Mr. Douglas graduated with an BA in Media Arts from Benedict College in Columbia South Carolina. He has over 15 years of experience working with adolescents from various backgrounds. He currently works with special Ed students within the school district where he accommodate student within his program helping re-acclimate themselves back into the main stream class room.
His experience and background give him the expertise needed to successfully support the camp director
Mrs. Knight is a graduate of Hard Barger Junior College of Business. She has over 14 years of experience in managing finances.