Meet Our Team.
Allyson Thornton is the executive Director and Founder of Raise Up. She began Raise Up 10 years ago at North Charleston High School. Allyson has recently expanded Raise Up into Beaufort County at Battery Creek High School. Allyson attended The Darla Moore School of Business at The University of South Carolina and earned a bachelors degree in Marketing. Allyson met her husband, Austin, in 1995 while attending USC. They have been married for 19 years and have 2 children, Lexi and Cole.
Raise Up is proud to introduce to you our Program Director, Jean Rebecca. He is also the co-founder of a nonprofit called Stand for Haiti (Kanpe Haiti). Jean has worked with elementary to college students ever since he was in college and throughout his professional life. He was born in a small village located in the city of Croix-des-Bouquet, Haiti. At the age of 6, Jean migrated to the United States. He was raised in West Palm Beach, Florida.