YouthBASE appoints new board members

Steve Hairston, Furman University

YouthBASE, a nonprofit educational intervention program, recently welcomed three new members to its Board of Directors: Steve Hairston, Furman University; Daniel Mauldin, Elliott Davis LLC; and Shannon Faulkner, Greenville County Schools.


Founded as a local nonprofit in 2006, YouthBASE offers educational intervention for at-risk children through afterschool and summer programs. Its mission is to equip students in K5 through 2nd grades with behavioral, academic, social and emotional competencies so they may succeed at school, home, and in the community.

YouthBASE targets critical learning gaps to help children reach grade-level readiness by the third grade, setting them up for long-term success and thereby disrupting the cycle of poverty. “As Greenville continues to grow, YouthBASE strives to bridge gaps in access and educational attainment for our youngest students who may otherwise be left behind,” says Executive Director Melissa Huff. “The outstanding individuals serving on our Board are rising to the challenges we face in Greenville by utilizing their skills and experience to ensure that children and families receive the holistic support they need to thrive in school, at home, and in the community.”

Daniel Mauldin, Elliott Davis LLC

YouthBASE Board of Directors for 2022-2023

Dee Henderson, Chair
Greenville County Schools, Blythe Academy

Ericka Reyes, Vice Chair
Hill + Knowlton Strategies

Alex Dupre, Treasurer
Canal Insurance

Thea Dirton, Secretary
Greenville County Schools, Tanglewood Middle School

Ellen Westkaemper
Greenville County Art Museum

Walt Herbert
Professional Tool Products

Shannon Faulkner, Greenville County Schools

*Steve Hairston
Furman University

*Daniel Mauldin
Elliott Davis, LLC

*Shannon Faulkner
Greenville County Schools

*New board members


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