Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders

Captain’s Hope is a non-profit organization focused on providing today’s youth with life-changing opportunities and discovering their unlimited potential.

Our Mission

To connect tomorrow’s leaders to transformational experiences and resources.

Our Vision

To be a leader and mentor in providing endless inspiration and hope for all youth.

How You Can Help

Become a Mentor

You can get involved today by becoming a Mentor. You will be joining a group of change-makers, a network strong enough to impact positive change in the lives of youth.

Send a Donation

Helping others is empowering! By making a charitable donation, you will make a difference in the lives of the youth we serve. Donations to our organization are tax-deductible. Checks/money orders should be payable to Captain’s Hope, Inc. and mailed to P.O. Box 722, Columbia, SC 29202.

Sponsor a Scholarship

Your gift will help equip youth in need with necessary resources, training and education while offering the promise of a brighter future. Make a difference today by becoming a scholarship sponsor!

Become a Volunteer

Our goal is to have compassionate, energetic and committed individuals who will help inspire today’s youth. We can only achieve this goal with your help.


Carey Rich is a game changer. He has mastered the unique ability to not only effectively communicate with CEOs, political leaders and community activists but also with our youth. He leads with his head and with his heart, and it changes lives across our community.

Mayor Stephen K. Benjamin, City of Columbia

He is a winner, a leader, charismatic…If you’re in a foxhole, you want Carey Rich next to you.

Coach Eddie Fogler, University of South Carolina

Carey Rich is a dedicated community servant who talks the talk and walks the walk.  He brings a tremendous amount of passion to everything he does. I am confident that our youth will learn so much from this great mentor and friend.

Former S.C. Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Richland

While so many young people let their environment lead them in the wrong direction, Carey did not. He was a role model not only as an athlete, but as a young person making good decisions. I am honored to call him my friend.

Sheriff Leon Lott, Richland County

I had the talent but I needed the exposure and guidance. Carey Rich not only added to my game on the court, but his presence and voice played a huge role in my life.

Errick Bethel Jr., Mentee

Carey is one of the strongest people I know, both in terms of his resilience and also his giving heart. It is heart that makes him the perfect mentor for youth…”

Kassy Alia Ray, CEO of Serve & Connect