About the Founder
Cyrus Birch III
Cyrus Birch III is a Charleston native. Born to Cyrus Birch Jr. and Ethel Birch, he is the second of three children. Cyrus attended Middleton High School (known present-day as West Ashley High School) where he lettered all four years in basketball. Cyrus went on to receive a full basketball scholarship to Spartanburg Methodist College and The University of North Carolina where he received both an Associate's and Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Cyrus has completed his Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling and Master's degree in Management and Leadership from Webster University. Cyrus has spent the past 12 years as a dropout prevention coordinator, behavioral interventionist, and a youth advocate. Cyrus began modeling and acting two years ago and is a part of the cast of currently THE largest box office movie on the globe, Marvel Studio's "Black Panther". Cyrus is a stunt performer and is seen in the movie as an African warrior of the Jabari tribe led by M'baku. Cyrus is using his platform to speak to today's generation concerning finding their purpose and pursuing their passion with reckless abandon.
Cyrus' motto is: "Find out what frustrates you; because your greatest frustration is what you have been placed on this earth to help solve."
RIC is a program that is in direct response to the growing number of young people that are either falling through the cracks at school or are victims of various barriers to success. RIC Mentors establish a positive rapport and working relationship with the youth and his/her family. Mentors track students served, services delivered and outcomes achieved.
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