Youth & Education

New facilities, renovations, and security measures highlight the start of the 2019-2020 school year

Charleston County School District, the second-largest school district in South Carolina, is preparing for the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Teachers will officially report on Wednesday, August 14 and students return for the first day of school on Wednesday, August 21. “Fast Facts” for CCSD – Serves approximately 50,000 students – Employs nearly 6,000…

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Claflin University Board of Visitors Raises $1 Million for FOCUS100 Scholarships

In 2004, the Claflin University Board of Visitors established FOCUS100 Scholarships to provide modest grants to assist students who have trouble managing the costs of their tuition, fees, or books. FOCUS100 Scholarships cover small financial shortfalls that too often lead students to withdraw from school. Since the program’s creation, the University has used it to…

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Charlamagne Tha God Hosts School Supply Giveaway + Fish Fry in Moncks Corner

Charlamagne “Tha God”, co-host of nationally syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club, and his non-profit organization Third Eye Awareness are hosting their annual charity event on Saturday, August 17th from, 12pm to 4pm. This year’s back-2-school giveaway will take place at Moncks Corner Recreation Complex on 418 E. Main Street. There will be free school…

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SC State returns to University Center of Greenville

Students in the Upstate of South Carolina now have the option to take SC State’s undergraduate and graduate courses at the University Center of Greenville (UCG). SC State returns to the center for the upcoming fall semester, which begins on August 20, and will continue to expand its program offerings at the center. Current programs…

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District’s Back-to-School hotline starts this week

Charleston County School District (CCSD) is making the annual Back-to-School hotline available this week in order to assist families for the start of the 2019-2020 school year. The hotline is set to open Thursday, August 15, 2019, and will run through Thursday, August 22, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day (excludes Saturday,…

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