The Justin Pepper Foundation was formed in October of 2007, to encourage youth to be charitable in the same manner that Justin had been in his short lifetime.
Anyone who ever met Justin enjoyed his outgoing personality and drive, but especially his kindness and concern for others. The events on this site are scheduled to keep Justin's giving nature and kindness alive. We have found that through volunteer activities and charitable actions, youth (and adults) provide clarity to our motto of "....proof that you are never too young to make a difference."
Justin Thomas Gustav Pepper
Kayla Evans and Elizabeth Hancock will be the first scholarship recipients of the volunteer-based scholarship offered to seniors at Chapin High School to assist with furthering their education.
Kayla Evans has been an After School Counselor at Irmo Elementary and a Summer Counselor at the Palmetto Athletic Center. She has raised money for Relay for Life for several years and has donated her hair to Locks of Love on three occasions. She is pursuing a career in neonatal nursing at the University of South Carolina, Aiken.
Elizabeth Hancock has been President of the Chapin High School Junior Civitans for the past two years where she has coordinated several food drives for the Snack Pack Program. She has been an active volunteer for Pets, Inc., the Hub, GOoD Works, and the Salvation Army. Elizabeth will be attending the University of South Carolina majoring in education.
The scholarship winners will each receive a $1000 scholarship, paid in two $500 installments at the beginning of their first and second semesters of college classes. The scholarship, which focuses on volunteer activities, will be presented at the Chapin High School Senior Awards Banquet on May 19th.