Growing up in the City Heights neighborhood 30 years ago, Lamont Sullivan could have gone down a different path. 

Instead, as the youngest of six children, Lamont became the first in his family to graduate college. He credits United Way of Greenville County and its donors for helping him succeed.

“When I think about the United Way, it has really impacted my life full-circle,” he said. “I truly consider myself the United Way story.”

As a youth, Lamont attended afterschool programs supported by United Way. He feels strongly that if he didn’t have the opportunity to attend programs as a child, he would not be where he is today — a community leader and advocate for the next generation of kids facing poverty in our community.

As President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate, Lamont works with United Way to help more children and their families build a Cycle of Success in their lives. 

“It’s not do or die quite yet, but now’s the time to seize this window of opportunity to do some great things in Greenville,” he said.