Youth & Education

Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at the College of Charleston Awards Research Grants to Seven Students

By Barney Blakeney As part of its ongoing Race and Social Justice Initiative at the College of Charleston, at a January 28 program the initiative granted the Student Leadership Award to seven deserving applicants. The Student Leadership Award was created in 2018 as a means to foster systemic change across The College of Charleston campus…

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Morningside Scholars Serving Others

Students at Morningside Middle School have a variety of options when it comes to clubs. One of them, the Adopt-a-Grandparent Club, is dedicated to community service. Scholars and sponsors in this group make an effort to brighten the lives of seniors living at Ashley Landing Assisted Living. Started by Dr. Laura Saunders, who is a…

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. to present SC State first installment of $100,000 endowment

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., (AKA) in partnership with the Educational Advancement Foundation, has pledged an endowment in the amount of $100,000 to SC State University as a part of the AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund initiative.  On Feb. 28, SC State president James E. Clark will join 31 other presidents of historically black colleges and universities at the…

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College of Charleston Foundation Receives First Edition Frederick Douglass Autobiography

By Vincent Fraley Frederick Douglass emerged on the national stage in 1845 and has never left popular memory. The power and poetry of Douglass’ words – printed and spoken – fundamentally changed the conversation about slavery in the U.S. and continues to inspire generations of activists. With Leo and Vicki Williams’ recent gift to the College of…

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Charleston County Public Library Revs Up for NEA’s Read Across America

Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) is joining the nation in celebrating the National Education Association’s (NEA) 21st annual Read Across America event. Several library branches will host celebrity readers during events scheduled Feb. 28, and March 1, 4 and 5. Read Across America celebrates Dr. Seuss’ birthday and the joy of reading. More than 45 million readers…

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The Executive Leadership Council Offers a Half Million Dollars in Educational Scholarships

The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the pre-eminent global organization composed of current and former Black executives, announced it is offering $500,000 in scholarships for Black undergraduate and MBA/MA college students in 2019. With the generous support of corporate sponsors and ELC members, hundreds of students will apply or compete for the more than 60 awards…

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Baptist Hill Teams Up with Constituent Board Member to Support Children in Liberia

Open lines of communication between a Constituent Board member and a school principal led to hundreds of flip-flops being delivered to children in Liberia. Earlier this winter, Dr. Helen Frazier, who serves on the Constituent District 23 Board of Trustees, spoke with Baptist Hill Middle High School’s principal, Vanessa Brown, about an upcoming trip to…

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Applications Open for Charleston Mayor’s Youth Commission

The Mayor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families is currently accepting applications from high school students who are interested in joining the Mayor’s Youth Commission. Youth must be in good standing at public, private or home schools in Charleston County to apply. The Mayor’s Youth Commission gives young people a meaningful opportunity to address the…

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