ABOUT EDUCATE OUR YOUTH
OUR MISSION AND GOAL
The mission of Educate Our Youth is to make college more accessible through education, mentoring, professional development, and any other means available to students by offering programs such as ACT and SAT workshops, tour college campuses, and assistance with applying for financial aid.
Our goal is to offer students a physical, social, spiritual, and educational environment to help them build superior character, grow community relations, and make a commitment to academic excellence while also assisting the parents with their children's educational goals.
The Mamie Keith and Allene Bradley Educational Foundation, Inc., also known as Educate Our Youth, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a leadership structure that consists of a CEO, three officers, and a board of directors.
Janet Keith Thompson, a native of Conway, SC. is the CEO of the Mamie Keith & Allene Bradley Educational Foundation, Inc. Thompson has twenty years of experience working as a behavior, family and educational counselor. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a Counselor/Coordinator for the Educational Talent Search Program at Horry Georgetown Technical College, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, South Carolina Department of Social Services, and Horry County School District. Thompson received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Coastal Carolina University and a Master of Arts degree in Human Services from Liberty University with a specialization in Marriage and Family Counseling. Her credentials also include certifications as a Global Career Development Facilitator and an Active Parent Educator. Thompson is married to James “Nate” Thompson. They have two adult children and four grandchildren.
"My mother attended school through the ninth grade and was heartbroken that she never received a high school diploma. Because of that, she insisted her children get a high school diploma, and beyond. So many children don't have anyone to push or guide them to reach their educational goals. I want to be one of those people to step up to the plate to share, provide, and expose students to resources that help them reach their educational goals."
Terry C. Williams is the co-founder and vice president of the Mamie Keith & Allene Bradley Educational Foundation, Inc. He grew up in Conway, SC but graduated from Houston Community College receiving an Associate Degree in Business. After college, he worked as an owner-operator for Landstar Trucking Industry for four years. Two years ago, he launched his own trucking company, TCJ Transportation, LLC.
Terry is the grandson of the late George and Mamie M. Keith, and the son of James and Janet K. Thompson. He is the father of two children.
Rev. O'dell Bradley is the religious advisor and co-founder for the Mamie Keith & Allene Bradley Educational Foundation, Inc.
Bradley grew up in Conway, SC and is a 1958 graduate of Whittemore High School. He studied at Tyler Barber School, South Central Community College, and Virginia Union University. Bradley also received a Master’s of Theology in Ministry degree from Cathedral Bible College, Myrtle Beach, SC and an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from Blessed Hope Community Bible Institute, Nichols, SC. He received his calling into ministry May 1992 and preached his initial sermon December 5, 1994. Ordained in June 2000, Bradley served as Pastor of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church #2 in Nichols, SC for the past seventeen years. Bradley retired from Pratt & U Whitney Aircraft Division of United Technologies, North Haven, Connecticut, as a Quality Control Inspector for the federal government and commercial airlines in 1996. Rev. J. O’dell Bradley is the son of the late Central and Allene Bradley. He is married to the former Janie Mae Myers. The Bradleys have five children, nine grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.