Programs

New Exchange Club Program to Benefit Mentoring Projects

By Barney Blakeney America’s young people are its most precious resource. That’s what a group of Lowcountry men are saying as they invite others to join in supporting the Mentor Exchange Club of Charleston, a new project begun last October with the goal of developing a coalition of mentoring programs and providing funding for their…

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Burke High School Wins National Award

Being a part of a national network designed to assist schools in building stronger pathways to college and career is advantageous for all students. Burke High School (BHS) became part of the New Tech Network (NTN) program in the 2017-18 school year. School administrators and staff were ready for the challenge of raising the level of…

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R.B. Stall Students Soar on Aerospace Engineering Exams

R.B. Stall High School (RBSHS) freshman Maalik Anderson and sophomore Michael Gamboa scored in the top two levels on the end-of-course assessment for the Advanced Career Aerospace Engineering program, earning recognition from the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), which worked with industry leaders to develop the program. The program is being offered at Stall for…

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Lowery Institute Change Agent Tank Winner, Madisyn Dudley, Receives Seed Money to Engage Black Youth in STEM

In a time when the leadership of black women is being celebrated, Cheryl Lowery, president and CEO of the Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute (Lowery Institute), announced that Madisyn Dudley, a dual-degree engineering and computer science major, received funding to engage black youth in STEM as winner of the recent Change Agent Tank social innovation…

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NSBE’s Summer Engineering Experience for Kids boosts black students’ STEM proficiency

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has announced the dates and locations of its 2018 Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) programs. SEEK is the nation’s largest summer engineering program geared toward African-American and other underrepresented elementary school students. The program, now entering its 12th year, reported significant gains in the engineering, math and…

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SC Youth Citizenship Summer Academy Heats Up

  The South Carolina Coalition for Voter Participation will host its “SC Youth Citizenship Academy” this summer at Joshua Baptist Church, 2482 Faber Road, North Charleston, SC.  The primary objective of the Academy is to educate and enlighten young people about political laws, issues, and philosophies.  The Academy is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization developed under…

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Charleston RISE Announces Foundation Grant Award

Kiawah Island Town Council has awarded Charleston RISE with funds to help Johns Island parents immerse in RISE’s fellowship program. Charleston RISE, a grassroots parent-advocacy coalition that seeks great public schools for all children in the Charleston County School District (CCSD), is excited to announce a recent foundation grant awarded by the Kiawah Island Town…

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Applications Open for 2018 Summer Youth Employment Program

The City of Charleston is currently accepting applications from high school and college students ages 15-22 for the 2018 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).   Accepted students will work 20 hours per week from June 4 to July 27 in various city departments including Recreation, Traffic and Transportation, and the Mayor’s Office for Children, Youth,…

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North Charleston Presents Interactive STEAM-based Children’s Theatre Performance April 12

The City of North Charleston’s Cultural Arts Department is pleased to offer a highly interactive Children’s Theatre performance at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center from 10:00-11:00am on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Savannah based theatre group The Story Ship will present The Great Pirate Race, a math-based “game show.” The program is best suited for…

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