The Spartanburg Academic Movement (SAM) is both a nonprofit organization and a community movement. The organization, funded by private and corporate donations and grants, works to convene action partners in fulfillment of the movement’s…

Our Mission

SAM is an “all-in partnership of schools and colleges, businesses, governments, foundations, faith communities and individuals across Spartanburg County in pursuit of high levels of educational achievement.

Collectively, our mission is to: 

  • Measure academic accomplishment that matters, cradle to career;

  • Set achievement targets that escalate annually;

  • Align networks in pursuit of these targets; and,

  • Report progress with persistent regularity.

Our vision  

A county-wide culture that values educational achievement, and a robust economy that demonstrates that value.