Youth & Education

CCSD Officials Hope For New Vision in 2018

By Barney Blakeney A lot happened with regard to Charleston County School District in 2017. Much of it had either negative or no significant impact on Black students, according to two school officials. Anjene Davis, a CCSD employee and advocate for public schools said constituents can expect much of the same from CCSD in 2018…

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Celebrate The Power Of Mentoring During National Mentoring Month With Be A Mentor

Be A Mentor (BAM), a one-on-one, school-based mentoring initiative, will celebrate the power of mentoring throughout the month of January to recognize National Mentoring Month. Be A Mentor will hold National Mentoring Month events throughout the month of January. Events include hosting an aid station at the Charleston Marathon on January 13th, mentor networking events,…

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The Indefensible and Unjust State of America’s Children Demands Action to End Child Poverty NOW!

It is a national disgrace that children are the poorest Americans. The Children’s Defense Fund’s The State of America’s Children® 2017 details the immoral and preventable poverty, homelessness, hunger, health problems, poor education and violence plaguing children who are America’s responsibility and future. The most recent data suggest: Child Population: The U.S. has 73.6 million children. Children…

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Former NFL Player Aaron Maybin, Coppin State Student Samierra Jones Help to Raise Nearly $80,000 for Students in Baltimore

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor Thousands of people stepped up to help former NFL linebacker Aaron Maybin raise money for students in Baltimore’s public schools after his tweets showing students wearing jackets and winter hats inside a classroom went viral. The former NFL player has continued to raise awareness about the issue by…

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Achievement Gap in Public Schools Sets Black Students Back

By Langston Bowles-Fulmore Special from Louisiana Weekly (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Young people are the future of the country, and African-American students are not being presented the same opportunities to become leaders when looking at current education policy. If future leaders cannot read and do math, the country will not flourish. Those were the insights of John…

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‘Work for a Cause and Not for Applause,’ VSU Graduates Told

By Thomas Kidd (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Virginia State University graduates received a lesson in delayed gratification before the 2017 Fall Commencement. Originally scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 9, the commencement program was postponed a day, keeping eager graduates waiting another 24 hours to receive their degrees, thanks to a storm system that passed through the Richmond-Petersburg area…

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Hundreds of Shoes Donated to Scholars at Frierson Elementary

The theme for Edith L. Frierson Elementary School’s Family Literacy Night earlier this week was “Giant Steps to Change the World.” So maybe it was appropriate that an act of generosity, the donation of shoes, accompanied this year’s event. A non-profit organization, Save the Children, teams up with the shoe company TOMS to donate shoes…

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YWCA Greater Charleston Launches Second Tech Coding Club for Girls

Following the successful launch of its inaugural Girls Who Code club one year ago, YWCA Greater Charleston has launched a second free coding club for girls. The club, which held its first session on November 11, is meeting in the computer lab at Morris Brown AME Church at 13 Morris Street in downtown Charleston from…

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SCAC Board of Directors Scholarship Open To Charleston County Residents

The South Carolina Association of Counties (SCAC) is pleased to announce its annual Board of Directors Scholarship Program. This program awards $2,500 scholarships on an annual basis to graduating high school seniors who are residents of counties chosen by lot by the association. Since Charleston County was selected in the 2018 draw, one scholarship will…

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Diversity Scholar Program Strengthens Under-Represented Voices in Law

Despite better representation among summer associate classes, the legal profession remains one of the least diverse in the country. PracticePro’s Diversity Scholar Program — a training, coaching, and recruiting program for first-year law students (1Ls) — aims to change that. Applications for the Diversity Scholar Program are being accepted from students enrolled at ABA-accredited schools…

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