mentorship program Columbia sc

At the Restoration Project Foundation, we believe Personal connections are vital - especially for children struggling in education in the local Columbia SC community and are in dire need of a mentorship program that can support and nurture their Columbia youth.

Mentor Partners

Are you looking for a mentor for your child? View our Mentor Partners across South Carolina.

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When a child's family life is difficult, the influence of a mentor can help boost school performance. The Restoration Project Foundation matches under-served children with proven mentor programs to strengthen their confidence and improve their academic achievement.

How Our Mentorship Program Impacts Columbia SC

Our mission for the Columbia community is to renew hope through education, restore confidence through providing resources and redeem the future through mentor relationships that can help all children and youth in our backyard communities thrive and achieve their fullest potential!

Residing in Columbia, Restoration Project Foundation Executive Director Matt Bailey believes in the value of mentoring relationships. With over 15 years of experience in ministerial and non-profit leadership he's seen the importance of life-giving relationships. “Our lives are meant to be lived with others,” says Matt. “It's vital that everyone has access to a connection with someone who is further along in life that can help give wisdom and direction.”

Through Matt's leadership and the vision and expertise of our mentors, we at Restoration Project Foundation have served close to 180 children across South Carolina and engage in roughly 2000 hours of community service a month. Given the current environment caused by COVID-19 and the stresses it is presently doling out on our local families in South Carolina cities, we hope to offer a stabilizing effect on the youth and the parents that are doing their best to support them on the education front and financially.

Original Design Founder Jay Urich

Original Design Founder Jay Urich

Jay Urich, a native of Greenville, S.C., Urich was a highly-touted quarterback coming out of high school. He had offers from several major programs to continue his football career and elected to attend the University of South Carolina. Jay has always been passionate about his Christian faith and the sport he loves – football. He’s been able to use his platform with Gamecock football for another endeavor he’s very passionate about as well – helping others who are less fortunate, especially our youth. Original Design is the result and collaboration of Jay’s passions and dreams for helping give children opportunities to be successful in all aspects of life by using faith, football and health education. Urich, who excelled in the classroom throughout his time in Garnet and Black, graduated from the Arnold School of Public Health and is continuing his education through a master’s program at the University of South Carolina.

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