Greater Enrichment Program means success

By Kristen Hampton - bio l email

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - 35 years ago, Bishop George Battle glanced out the window of his church office and noticed children playing in the streets. He thought of something greater.

Today his vision has manifested itself into a program that graduates hundreds of success stories every year.

The Greater Enrichment Program is a free after-school program for kids to get the extra attention they need once the classroom is closed.

Students are tutored, mentored and taught about reaching for the stars.

On Wednesday night, directors from GEP came to WBTV studios to accept a check for $43,500. The money came from a recent appearance with Paul Cameron and Maureen O'Boyle on Who Wants to be a Millionaire with Merideth Viera.

The program director says the money is more like a million dollars for the non-profit organization.