SAM is both a nonprofit organization and a community movement - with the nonprofit, funded by private donations and grants, working to convene action partners in fulfillment of …

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.