Make Your Mark Host Community Meal

Make Your Mark Helps Rock the Wolf Den by Collecting Non-Perishable Goods for LICS and Flood Victims

Coach would have been so proud on January 09, 2016!  Make Your Mark opened its student leadership program at Mullins High School for ninth to twelfth graders.  Currently the program has 27 ninth to twelfth graders enlisted.  

Make Your Mark students from Red Bank Elementary School, spread holiday cheer by making ornaments for teachers across the school.

Making Our Mark At School '15-'16

Make Your Mark Takes Pride in the Community by Participating in Adopt-A-Highway

Make Your Mark Gives Back by Delivering Food to Red Bank and White Knoll Community During Devastating Flood

Senior, Safari Friday from Mullins High School, will be attending Claflin College in the Fall.  She was awarded the Robin Gerald: Women Making a Difference $500 Scholarship.  We wish her all the best in her future endeavors!  

Make Your Mark students from Carolina Springs Middle School and Red Bank Elementary School were at it again collecting nonperishable items for the Lexington Interfaith Community Services (LICS) at Rock the Wolf Den.  

Senior, Jazmine Francis from White Knoll High School in Lexington will be attending Converse College in the Fall.  She was awarded the Coach Mark Gerald Student Leader $500 Scholarship.  We wish her all the best in her future endeavors!  

Make Your Mark Opens Leadership Program for High School Students in Mullins, South Carolina

Make Your Mark Honors Gerald by Organizing Recycling Team at RBE

Make Your Mark partnered with the Lexington Interfaith Community Services (LICS) to raise 1,058 pounds of nonperishable items for the flood victims in the Midlands.  

Make Your Mark Honors Gerald by Organizing Recycling Team at RBE

Make Your Mark Raises 1058 Pounds of Food for the Flood Victims in the Midlands of South Carolina 

Make Your Mark Spreads Holiday Cheer with Teachers Across RBE

On October 06, the Make Your Mark students at Carolina Springs Middle School and Red Bank Elementary School honored Coach Gerald's birthday by upgrading a teacher's morning.  Each child custom designed a bag for a teacher with an inspirational quote, a personalized card, and a snack inside.   

Make Your Mark partnered with Pilgrim Lutheran Church to deliver 100 bag lunches to members of the Red Bank and White Knoll community during the disastrous flood that devastated the Midlands of South Carolina.

On September 03, we celebrated Coach Gerald's life at RBE and CSMS.  We thought really long and hard about how we could do something in honor of his life.  What would best represent him?  The kids came to the conclusion that the best way to honor him would be by doing something that would help someone else.  At both RBE and CSMS the kids decided to help the custodial staff out by helping them collect the trash throughout the school.  This meant so much to them!  The kids at RBE decided to take things one step further.  They recognized the need to have a recycling team at RBE.  So they organized a method by which we'd collect all recycled materials every Tuesday and Thursday in honor of Coach Gerald.  This has been a super successful activity that has helped not just those in the school, but all of us by teaching kids to go "green!"    

White Knoll High School Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball Teams Give Back

Make Your Mark students from Carolina Springs Middle School and Red Bank Elementary School, led by sixth grader and Make Your Mark Student Advisory Board Member, Claire Goff collected 85 comforters and 85 twin bed sheets for the children at Epworth Children's Home.

White Knoll High School Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball Teams Give Back

Make Your Mark Awards Safari Friday with

Robin Gerald: Women Making a Difference $500 Scholarship

Make Your Mark Extends Arms to the Greater Midlands by Collecting Comforters and Twin Bed Sheets for Epworth Children's Home

Making Our Mark By Goal Setting '15-'16

This fall, the White Knoll High School girls and boys basketball teams volunteered at Make Your Mark during the academic and basketball hour.  The varsity players helped students with their homework, read with them for twenty minutes, and lead the basketball stations during basketball hour.  It was incredible to see our youth leading their young counterparts.  

Every quarter students who participate in Make Your Mark at Carolina Springs Middle School and Red Bank Elementary School come together to clean Community Drive in front of Red Bank Elementary School in connection with Adopt-A-Highway.

Make Your Mark Host First Annual JV Holiday Invitational at White Knoll Middle School

December 21 and 22 2017, Make Your Mark hosted the First Annual Make Your Mark Holiday JV Invitational.  Gilbert, Pelion, Westwood, and White Knoll were featured in the tournament.  Kids throughout the Lexington Community showcased their talents by singing the National Anthem and providing halftime entertainment.  The purpose of the event was to raise money for the organization, but even more to bring awareness to the organization in order to grow further within the community.  It was a huge success!  Congratulations to the Westwood Red Hawks for being the first to cut down the nets!  #Running

We kicked off the school year by making our mark at school.  We did this in a couple of ways.  First, in memory of Coach Gerald's one year anniversary of his passing we honored his life by helping someone . We rekindled the recycling program at Red Bank Elementary School.  We made a map of all the recycle bins in the school, and every Tuesday we collect and deposit the recycled materials in the pick up bins outside the school.  At Carolina Springs Middle School, we helped the custodians collect trash throughout the school.  To celebrate his upcoming birthday, October 6, we conducted a random act of kindness by upgrading our teachers' mornings at both Red Bank and Carolina Springs.

Make Your Mark hosted families from the Red Bank and White Knoll communities in conjunction with Bojangles.  The families were treated to a meal, fun activities to play with their kids over supper, and a time of fellowship.  

Make Your Mark Honors Coach Gerald's Birthday by Upgrading Teachers' Mornings

Our third goal of the semester was to make our mark within our community.  First, we celebrated the life of Mr. Larry Gates, father of our principal and Make Your Mark Board Member, Marie Watson. Ms. Watson does so much for us and has taught us incredible things about leadership. We wanted to honor someone in her life that impacted her in the same way. We worked with the Red Bank Elementary Garden Club to plant a tree in memory of him. Mr. Gates represents everything we hope to achieve as a member of our community. The second activity we did was set a goal to collect 80 comforters for Epworth Children's Home. Instead we collected 89 and hand-delivered them to the children's home.  

Making Our Mark At School '14-'15

Making Our Mark At Home '14-'15

Make Your Mark Awards Jazmine Francis with

Coach Mark Gerald Student Leader $500 Scholarship

Goal setting is a huge part of what we teach within our leadership hour.  Goals must be SMART.  Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant Time-based.  The kids started off the year by setting a basketball skill goal, a physical fitness goal, and a goal to work on at home.  We have been charting our shots during the basketball hour.  Each child shoots for ten minutes during our weekly shoot around and then calculates their percentage.  They are focused on seeing trends in their data and making sure their percentage is increasing each week.  If they fail to increase, then they try and find one way they need to work harder at the next shoot around.  The physical fitness goals are set based on how they performed on their beginning of the year pretest.  The skills they are trying to get better at at based on the South Carolina physical fitness standards (15 meter pacer, curl ups, and push ups).  Finally, the home goal that they set was to improve ways they help around their house.  They were challenged to create a goal that would do more than they were already expected.  They had a two week period to implement this goal in their lives and keep it there. 

White Knoll High School Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball Teams Give Back

Our first goal to start the semester was to make our mark at home.  Each child set a goal for how they wanted to make changes at home to impact their family in a positive way.  Click here to hear each student talk about the impact they made. 

"Developing global citizens through

leadership, academics, and athletics."

Salome Chavez Recieves

First Annual Coach Mark Gerald Student Leader Scholarship

Salome Chavez was awarded the First Annual Coach Mark Gerald Student Leadership Award.  Salome graduated from Mullins High School in May 2015 and will be attending the College of Charleston.  She plans to major in Psychology.  Salome finished first in her class at Mullins and we wish her all the best as she continues working toward her dreams for the future.  To learn more about our scholarship criteria, click here

Our second goal was to make our mark at school.  We did this in a couple of ways.  First, the day after Coach Gerald passed away we decided to honor his life by helping someone . So we helped the custodians at our school pick up trash. Second, on Coach Gerald's birthday we remembered him by upgrading our teachers' mornings.

Making Our Mark

In order to achieve our mission of developing global leaders through the game of basketball, it is key to set goals.  Below you will see ways that our student leaders have set and achieved goals throughout the years to make their mark on the world.  #Running

Making Our Mark In The  Community '14-'15