Push Up & Up

Communities in Schools of the Charleston Area Inc

It’s not every day you hear of a local fundraising event with the power to impact a young person’s life for the rest of their life. But that’s exactly what Push-Up & Up does. We use the ordinary, everyday push-up as a metaphor for success, goal setting, and incrementalism. And it makes a difference.

Push-Up & Up supports the implementation of the Communities In Schools of the Charleston Area (CIS) program in 16 Charleston Area title one schools. Through CIS's partnerships with Charleston and Berkeley County School Districts, the CIS team works to address the ABC's (Attendance. Behavior. Coursework) for Lowcountry scholars that need it the most. The end result, a successful journey through their educational career culminating in graduation.

How to Participate in Push-Up & Up

Build A Team: Teams consist of 5 members. Friends, family, coworkers, neighbors -- all are great combinations!
Set Goals: Set a team goal for how many push ups you would like to achieve collectively. Determine if your team would like to also compete in the fundraising portion of this event.
Train: Identify a training plan that works best for you and your teammates - HAVE FUN WITH IT!
Share: share your story with your network and let them know why you believe in this event and helping children in under-privileged communities
Show Up & Show Out! The majority of our participants are not body builders, but they are people that know the value of goal setting, working hard, and being there for those that are there for you. On the day of the event commit to have fun and remember what the event is all about.