Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda

You know the phrase for not getting something done that should have been? In the case of co-directors John Caspian and Jana Hodge, the idea to establish SideWalk Chalk, born during an ordinary bookclub meeting, became real and is now changing young lives in some of Charleston County’s poorest schools. Forty or so committed volunteers visit schools weekly to mentor over 600 students and to help with creative writing projects. All activities are tied to state education standards and help children master language skills, but SideWalk Chalk goes beyond just that.

Participating volunteers believe that creativity and expression can inspire all children and better their lives in remarkable ways. Working in small groups, one-on-one, and investing in our youth (and future leaders), one can see the difference.

To support the meaningful work of SideWalk Chalk, get involved as a volunteer. Visit for a website that’s hard to stop reading.

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