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Be A Mentor Announces 7th Annual Going Places Gala



Be A Mentor, a non-profit children’s advocacy organization, will host its 7th Annual “Going Places Gala: Light The Path” on Friday, November 8th, from 7 pm to 10 pm. The fundraiser will take place at Sterling Hall at Hyatt Place Hyatt House located at 560 King Street.

As the organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year, the Going Places Gala celebrates over 250 mentors in the Charleston area who are lighting the path for hundreds of youth every week during the school year.

With delicious food, cocktails, and entertainment by local band Greg Keys & Co., the Gala will feature a silent auction with items like airfare, spa treatments, vacation experiences, and more. Attendees will also have the chance to participate in a “Wine Pull” and “Caps for Kids.”

In addition to the Gala, Be A Mentor also hosts a VIP cocktail reception before the Gala at Uptown Social from 5 pm to 7 pm. Attendees can upgrade their general admission ticket to a VIP ticket for an additional $25. The VIP cocktail reception will include drinks, appetizers, live entertainment and the chance to win a big-ticket item through a raffle prize.

To purchase tickets, visit

About Be A Mentor

Founded in 2004 as an initiative of the Charleston Leadership Foundation, Be A Mentor (BAM) just completed its first year under 501(c)(3) status and now operates as an independent nonprofit organization. BAM strives to enable youth to develop positive relationships with caring adults 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


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