Programs

Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan Expands PalmettoBaby Grant Program

All Babies Born in South Carolina from May 29-May 31, 2017 will be Eligible to Receive a $5,290 Grant to a Future Scholar Account This May, in celebration of its 15th Anniversary, South Carolina’s Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan expanded its PalmettoBaby Grant Program. The annual program, held each May in celebration of National 529 College…

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NNPA Students “Discovering The Unexpected” With The Black Press

By Noni Marshall and Alexa Imani Spencer (NNPA/DTU Journalism Fellows) The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) kicked off the second year of the “Discover The Unexpected” (DTU) Journalism Fellowship program with an “Immersion” event in Detroit, Mich. Chevrolet, the sponsor of the program, hosted the student scholars and a handful of NNPA publishers and editors…

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CCPL to kick off 2017 Summer Reading Programs featuring events and prizes

Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will soon kick off its 2017 Summer Reading Programs, which run from June 1 through July 31 and feature hundreds of free events and fun prizes for participants of all ages. Pre-registration is already underway, and CCPL offers programs designed for the following age groups: Build a Better World: Summer…

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NSBE’s Summer Engineering Experience for Kids Expands to 14 Cities in 2017

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has announced the dates and locations of its 2017 Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) programs. SEEK, now in its 11th year, is the nation’s largest summer engineering program geared toward African-American pre-college students. The program is in the midst of a large, three-year expansion funded by a…

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TTC’s Youth Apprenticeship Program A Continuing Success – Apply Now

By Barney Blakeney Trident Technical College now is accepting applications for the Charleston Regional Youth Apprenticeship Program. Melissa Stowasser, dean of TTC’s School and Community Initiatives Programs, said the four-year-old program that serves high school juniors, seniors and graduating seniors, is changing the way education looks in our region. The program has grown exponentially, she…

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90-Year-Old Educator Says Saving Black Girls at the Core of Her Sister-Friend Intergenerational Mentorship Program

At 90 years young, Chicago educator Dr. Joyce Clark says she’s just getting started in her mission to help save Black girls. With the launch of Sister-Friend Intergenerational Mentorship Program, Clark is hoping to empower girls of African ancestry by helping them see the links between historical events and things that are happening today. “In…

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CCPL to participate in CCSD’s Seamless Summer Feeding Program

The Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will serve free breakfast to children in need this summer through its participation in the Seamless Summer Feeding Program run by the Charleston County School District (CCSD). The Summer Feeding Program allows school districts to provide free summer meals to children and teens in low-income areas during the traditional…

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SC Department of Education and Greenwood Genetic Center Partner to Bring STEM to Students

The South Carolina Department of Education and Greenwood Genetic Center have partnered to bring additional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) opportunities to students across the state.  “Today’s job market requires students have a strong knowledge of and passion for STEM,” said Superintendent Spearman. “By partnering with the Greenwood Genetic Center we will be able…

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Charleston County Extending Deadline for 2017 Summer Youth Employment Program Applications

Charleston County Government has extended the deadline for accepting applications for the 2017 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) to May 5. The program provides teenagers and young adults who reside in Charleston County an opportunity to develop workplace readiness skills, provide exposure to the work world, and gain experience in the operations of County government.  There…

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