Make Your Mark is proud to provide scholarships in Marion and Lexington Counties. Currently, we offer The Coach Mark Gerald Student Leader Scholarship to students at Mullins High School (Marion County) and all Lexington 1 County Schools. We also offer one scholarship in honor of Mrs. Robin Gerald, the sister of Coach Mark Gerald, called Women Making a Difference Scholarship. This scholarship is only available to young ladies, who are seniors at Mullins High School. To download an application along with the writing and interview rubrics, click here.
If you would like to donate to either community, you can do so by clicking on these PayPal links or by mailing a check written to Make Your Mark : The Coach Mark Gerald Leadership and Achievement Foundation, 310 Spring Mist Court, Lexington South Carolina, 29072 and earmark it for the community you wish it to help.
Donate to Mullins High School Seniors by clicking here.
Donate to Lexington 1 County High School Seniors by clicking here.
Strong student leader mentors are what sets Make Your Mark a part from other after school opportunities where academics are concerned. At Make Your Mark, our mentors take time to build relationships with the student leader they are paired with. In building those relationships, student leaders set academic and personal goals on a weekly basis. At the beginning of each week, the mentor and student leader discuss how well they did accomplishing the goals set from the previous week. If the goals were achieved, they set new goals. If the were not, they look at ways to either revise their goal or make a plan on how they can work towards accomplishing the goal in the near future.
In addition to setting goals, mentors are trained by certified Make Your Mark leaders to use educational strategies for remediation in reading and/or math. They also are provided resources that can be used for enrichment to push student leaders farther in their learning. Mentors are encouraged as well to bring their passions to share with student leaders. This means that if there is something they are passionate about, educationally speaking, and would like to do a project with the student that will incorporate relevant hands on learning, they are given the autonomy to work with the student leader in that way.
Our number one goal is to meet our student leaders where they are either in providing extra help in their studies or giving them an outlet to grow in an enhanced educational setting. We want the time they spend with their mentor to be engaging and rewarding for both the mentor and the student leader.