Smart Start was created in 1993 as an innovative solution to a statewide problem: children were coming to school unprepared to learn. Twenty five years and 100 county chapters later, our organization continues its relentless support of young children from birth to five years old, and the momentum in the community continues to build.
At this year's Opportunity For Influence breakfast, Smart Start founder and former Governor James Hunt gave an inspiring and encouraging speech to a room full of community leaders. We were excited to share both the impact Smart Start has had as well as the possibilities that lie ahead with our comm
unity's continued support. We were encouraged to see just how many people share in our vision that every child in Charlotte/Mecklenburg enters kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed.
You too can be a part of this growing momentum.
to help Smart Start continue to fund programs that make a difference in the lives of our community's families and children.