Be A Mentor Announces 5th Annual Going Places Gala

CHARLESTON, SC- September 18, 2017 - Be A Mentor (BAM), a one-on-one, school-based mentoring initiative, has begun ticket sales for their 5th Annual Going Places Gala. The event will be held in Sterling Hall at Hyatt Place & Hyatt House Historic District on November 9, 2017 from 7:00pm - 10:00pm. Those interested can save $20 by purchasing their ticket at the “early bird” rate of $65 before September 23rd.

The event will feature live music by local Charleston band, The Lowhills; light fare by Bricklane Catering, Cru Catering, Salthouse Catering, and Tristan Catering & Event; as well as a silent auction featuring packages from Airbnb, JetBlue, Charleston Wine + Food, and more.

Event tickets are all-inclusive and directly support BAM’s school-based mentoring programs that enable students to tap into their potential and Reach New Heights. Thanks to funds raised through last year’s gala, BAM was able to grow their programs and serve 376 students in 23 Lowcountry schools last school year. Proceeds from the event enable Be A Mentor to continue to expand programming to additional schools and allow more children from the waiting list to be paired with mentors to help guide them on their path.

Funds raised will ensure more children across the Lowcountry have mentors to support them in pursuing their dreams. High school senior mentee, Destiny, shared about her experience with her mentor: “it’s great to know that someone you barely know is just as determined as you are to make sure you’re on the right path.”

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About Be A Mentor

Founded in 2004 as an initiative of the Charleston Leadership Foundation, Be A Mentor (BAM) recently gained 501(c)(3) status and now operates as an independent nonprofit organization. BAM strives to enable youth to develop positive relationships with caring adults in order to empower them to reach their full potential. With the support and partnership of the City of Charleston and Charleston County School District, BAM mentors work with over 300 students annually across K-12 grade levels in 18 local schools. Since its inception, BAM’s efforts have resulted in recruiting and referring thousands of new mentors to fill programs as well as provide mentors for partner organizations. In addition, BAM has partnered with numerous community and business organizations to recruit and support mentors. For more information, visit