KICA Annual Reports 2014 - Page 19

18 Kiawah Cares - Partner Spotlights Angel Oak Elementary Kiawah Cares selected Angel Oak Elementary School as a primary partner for 2013. Over 86% of students of live in poverty, resulting in issues ranging from the ability to afford a school uniform or supplies to academic struggles. Science scores are at nearly half of the state average. Kiawah Cares’ largest initiative with Angel Oak was the Adopt an Owl program where KICA members could give a student a uniform, school supplies and meals to take home each weekend through a backpack buddy program (conducted by KC partner, the Kiawah Women’s Group) with a sponsorship of $200. This program was an immense success, as 51 children were sponsored for the school year. Communities In Schools Kiawah Cares has formed a relationship with Communities In Schools (CIS), which partners with local schools (including