Youth & Education

The Xtra Inch Hosts 2020 First Choice Fit® Marcus Lattimore Youth Fitness Camp in Summerville

  The Xtra Inch, in conjunction with the First ChoiceSM Medicaid health plan, will hold its First Choice Fit® Marcus Lattimore youth fitness camp for boys and girls ages 5-12 on Saturday, Feb. 1, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at John McKissick Field at Memorial Stadium, 815 South Main Street, Summerville, SC 29483. Details are available at www.selecthealthofsc.com. The camp is offered to all First…

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Charleston Promise Neighborhood Receives Grants from Bosch Community Fund and South Carolina Federal Credit Union

Charleston Promise Neighborhood (CPN) is a recipient of the Bosch Community Fund for another year. The Bosch Community Fund is dedicated to providing teachers, students and local communities with the tools they need to create exceptional and innovative learning experiences for STEM education and advancing environmental sustainability initiatives. CPN is pleased to be a recipient…

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SC State Names Honors College after late Dr. Emily England Clyburn; 2019-20 Clyburn Scholars inducted

The legacy of philanthropist and devoted SC State University alumna, the late Dr. Emily England Clyburn, will live on through the lives of each student she has impacted, and will continue to impact. On Wednesday, Jan. 22, SC State’s Honors College officially became the Dr. Emily England Clyburn Honors College. Dr. Clyburn’s family, including her…

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Outstanding group of 100 teens selected from among thousands for the 2020 Disney Dreamers Academy, an all-expenses-paid mentoring experience of a lifetime

This month, Walt Disney World Resort revealed the 100 extraordinary high school students from across the nation who will participate in the 2020 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine. Each student receives an all-expenses-paid trip to Walt Disney World to participate in the immersive, transformational four-day experience that will take place March…

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CCSD’s School Choice Application Process for 2020-2021 School Year Starts January 28

Charleston County School District will open its School Choice application process for the 2020-2021 school year Tuesday, January 28, 2020; it will end Friday, February 28, 2020. The following calendar includes the dates, deadlines, and events associated with this year’s application process. Paper application pick-up and drop-off locations for this year’s cycle are: Baptist Hill…

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Bowen’s Corner Elementary prepares students with job skills through the use of robotics programs with a $25K grant from Google

One of Berkeley County’s STEAM schools, Bowen’s Corner Elementary School, received a $25,000 grant from Google to fund its robotics program to help students learn needed technological skills to prepare them for careers in the future workforce. The robotics program teaches students the design, construction, operation and use of robots, as well as coding for…

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Central Carolina Community Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2020-2021 School Year

Central Carolina Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications through March 5, 2020, for the 2020-2021 school year. More than 190 scholarship opportunities are available, totaling over $500,000. Interested students should visit www.yourfoundation.org/scholarships to view eligibility criteria and complete the online application. Students may apply for multiple scholarships by completing one online application and are…

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Allen University permanently memorializes the Emanuel Nine

On January 21, Allen University held a ground-breaking ceremony for the Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital that will include a permanent memorial for the Emanuel Nine. The Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital was one of only a few hospitals to serve Columbia’s African-American community during the segregation era operating from 1952-1973. Listed on the National, State, and City Register…

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Charleston Acceleration Academy Graduates Achieve Their Dream: A High School Diploma

In an auditorium packed with cheering family members and friends, Charleston Acceleration Academy recently celebrated its largest-ever graduating class — 18 young women and men heading off to careers as varied as nurse, Army officer, TV reporter, electrician and school counselor. “Eighteen may not seem like a large number, until you consider that every one…

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Venyke Harley Named New Director of Human Relations & Organizational Development for SCSU 1890 Program

The SC State University 1890 Research & Extension Program welcomed Venyke Harley as the program’s new director of human relations and organizational development. Harley assumed the role Jan. 6, and is the first to hold this newly added position. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve along with the 1890 Research and Extension team as…

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