Programs

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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Applications Now Open for 2019 Disney Dreamers Academy at Walt Disney World Resort

Applications are being accepted now through October 31, 2018, for the Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence magazine. This annual outside-the-classroom mentoring program is scheduled for March 21-24, 2019, at the Walt Disney Resort in Florida. The program helps 100 select high school students, ages 13-19, from across the United States jump-start their…

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Charleston Regional Youth Apprenticeships Program Signing Day 2018

The Charleston Regional Youth Apprenticeships program celebrated career education with hundreds of business leaders, educators and students at the Signing Day 2018 breakfast held this week at the College Center on TTC’s Thornley Campus (formerly Main Campus) in North Charleston. The breakfast was highlighted by a panel discussion facilitated by TTC President Mary Thornley and…

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Hindus welcome Trident Health for free Yoga Camp for Kids with Special Needs in Charleston

Hindus have commended award-winning Trident Health hospital system for launching free Yoga Summer Camp for Kids with Special Needs in Charleston, South Carolina. “A growing body of research indicates some children with special needs benefit from yoga…classes are appropriate for children who have high-functioning autism, high-functioning cerebral palsy, ADHD and ADD… If there’s an interest…

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Benedict College, Fresh Future Farm and The Lowcountry Rice Culture Project Enter Partnership to Increase Agricultural Career Pathways

On Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Fresh Future Farm (2008 Success Street, North Charleston), representatives of Benedict College, Fresh Future Farm and The Lowcountry Rice Culture Project will announce a strategic partnership to offer an affordable, Agricultural Entrepreneurship Certificate Program. The organizations have joined forces to deliver a unique career pathway program…

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Hip-hop Icon MC Lyte Talks about her Role as National Spokesperson for the NNPA’s Discover The Unexpected HBCU Journalism Program

By Tyvan Burns, Diamond Durant, Denver Lark (#TeamOptimistic, NNPA DTU Journalism Fellowship) Hip-hop pioneer MC Lyte is the national spokesperson for the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) Discover The Unexpected (DTU) Journalism Fellowship program. Her passion about education and her desire to create opportunities for HBCU students are two of the many reasons she partnered…

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Benedict College Junior Shawn Brown Selected as Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina’s 2018-19 President’s Fellow

Shawn Brown, a rising junior at Benedict College, has been selected to be the 2018-2019 Sisters of Charity Foundation’s Presidents Fellow. Brown was chosen from a pool of outstanding student leaders that went through the interview process. “We are very impressed with Shawn’s credentials and also his engaging personality,” said Tom Keith, Foundation President. “Shawn’s…

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Students Excel at Burke with New Tech Network

In Spring 2018, students at Burke High School (BHS) came together with two BHS teachers, Amelia Little (Navarrete) and Chopper (Edgar) Johnson, to create a unique project about untold stories of disenfranchised, marginalized societies called Finding a Voice. This past weekend, Burke was honored at the national New Tech Conference in St. Louis, Missouri for…

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