Mentoring of High School Youth
The Chambers-McCain Foundation has worked closely with the Social Action Committee of Beta Delta Boulé a part of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity to provide mentoring through two main channels:
Sponsoring various sessions and activities with the Garinger High School student basketball team. We have sponsored impact social events including movies and TopGolf along with in classroom discussions of real life experiences.
Working with students in Young Black Leadership Alliance ("YBLA"). We have partnered with YBLA on various activities including team building, mentoring, career day panel discussions and support of YBLA sanction events.
The Foundation has developed a relationship with the Young Black Leadership Alliance (YBLA) and provided annually a financial grant. YBLA is a program that develops young black leaders to have a positive impact in their community and beyond. They focus on helping our young people become leaders that are college and career ready. Our activities include:
Career Exploration Day Sponsorship
Mentoring workshop breakfast with team building exercises and real life sharing of experiences and challenges
Various gatherings including receptions and dinners where Chambers-McCain members interact with YBLA students
The Chambers-McCain Foundation supports two major scholarship programs:
Chambers-McCain Foundation Scholarship - the foundation is committed to cultivating, achieving, and sustaining the highest quality of life through improvement in the areas of leadership, economic development, education and social development in the Greater Charlotte Community. To this end, the Chambers-McCain Foundation offers a scholarship to enable a high school student to attend and pay for their college education in the field of their choice.
Boulé Scholars Program - The Boulé Scholars Program is a scholarship program of the Chambers-McCain Foundation, Beta Delta Boulé and the Grand Boulé of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity. It's objective is to address the low academic performance of black male youth and as well as the existing gap between black male youth and their peers and other ethnic groups. It aims to raise the level of educational expectations and performance of black male students by cultivating and celebrating their academic excellence from elementary school to college and graduate and professional school levels. Boulé Scholars are envisioned as meriting the same level of prestige, or higher, as that associated with students selected as Rhodes Scholars.
Fulfilling an objective of helping disadvantaged youth requires efforts that come in many different ways. The Foundation seeks both direct and indirect ways to support this objective. For example, when the COVID-19 pandemic caused our CMS schools to close, it left a gap in providing meals to at-risk students in the school system. Recognizing that the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina was stepping up to provide those meals, The Chambers-McCain Foundation provided funding that help feed those students that were without alternative sources of these meals.