Youth & Education

Burke High School Educators Amelia Little and Edgar Johnson Honored at National Education Conference

New Tech Network (NTN) recognized Burke High School teachers, Amelia Little and Edgar “Chopper” Johnson from Charleston, South Carolina, with the NTN Best-in-Network award for their project, “Finding a Voice,” at the New Tech Annual Conference (NTAC) held in St. Louis, Missouri July 11-15. New Tech Network, a national nonprofit organization, is a leading design…

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Beyoncé & Balmain Team Up for Coachella-Inspired Collection to Benefit the United Negro College Fund

Beyoncé and couture fashion house Balmain are collaborating on a capsule collection to benefit charity. The idea was conceived at Coachella, when Queen Bey and her dancers wore Balmain looks onstage, inspired by marching-band uniforms of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Proceeds from the collection will benefit the United Negro College Fund, following Beyoncé’s $100,000 donation to four…

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Tri-County Organizations Launch Partnership to Improve Early Childhood Education and Care in Berkeley County

Six Charleston-area organizations, a mental health professional, a doula, and a data expert have come together to form a coalition designed to improve the wellbeing and potential of children affected by adverse circumstances in Berkeley County, South Carolina. Called the Berkeley Early Education and Care Collective (BEE&CC), the coalition was one of 139 groups that…

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Local Boy Scouts Visit Washington, D.C.

Boy Scout Troop 469 sent a delegation of thirty scouts, leaders and friends to Washington, D.C. earlier this summer. Scouts arrived early on the morning of June 13 and immediately went on a visit to Capitol Hill. The troop had scheduled meetings with each of our state representatives. They toured the Exhibition Hall at the…

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11 Ways for Children of Color to Leave the Screens for Green: FREE Guide Helps Expose City Kids to Nature

Because Americans are spending an alarming amount of time in front of screens, the Audubon Naturalist Society offers families a little digital instruction book on how to help children get outdoors more often. Written by ANS naturalists and educators, the FREE ANS Parent Guide: How to Help Children Fall in Love with Nature (and Why),…

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Marie Jenkins Jones Incentive Award Announces 2018 Scholarship Winners

Marking 26 years of scholarship support for high school students, the Marie Jenkins Jones Incentive Award (MJJIA) announces five award recipients for 2018. Receiving scholarships of $500 each are Kayla Bennett, Ajani Brooks, Quinara Lawson, Zataya Rivenbark and Jamesia St. Louis, all recent graduates of Baptist Hill Middle High School. These outstanding young ladies have…

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