When you’re 5 years old, there’s nothing better than exploring nature. And that’s the norm in Blair Wells’ kindergarten class where students sometimes even get the opportunity to visit their teacher’s farm.
Four years after graduating, Kelsie Stanley still nurtures Quench, the nonprofit she started at USC to help bring clean water around the world. She’s got a full-time job, but with the help of current students Quench is finding ways to pay for projects in places like a Ugandan village.
Last year, Olympia Learning Center student Dwayne Alston was given an internship with Olympia’s Vulcan Materials Company. This internship greatly enhanced his time at Richland 1’s alternative school, enabling Alston to learn practical skills such as running rock quarry machinery and welding and also forming his career goals for the future.
The idea of speakers pointed toward their houses and increased traffic on their streets has some Rosewood residents worried about Memorial Stadium’s upgrades. They say the renovations began before they were consulted.
Campus Student Health Services often struggles to get students engaged in mental health care. It’s hard for many USC students to admit they’re struggling with mental health, especially those coming from a state where mental health services are few and far between.
Researchers at the Institute of Labor Economics found that having a black teacher at the elementary level makes it more likely for a poor black student to pursue college. The problem is, South Carolina doesn’t have enough black teachers to go around. Enter Roy Jones and Clemson’s Call Me MISTER program.
South Carolina schools need more teachers of color to influence students of color to go on to graduate high school and even go to college. The lack of diversity currently contributes to lesser achievement from students. As the problem grows, our job force shrinks and the gap in economic mobility increases.
A John Hopkins economist found that low income black students black students thrive when they have a black teacher in elementary school.
With the rising importance of internships on a college graduate’s resume, what are working students to do?
Welcome Table SC employs candid conversations to help students understand how race affects their lives and the lives of those around them.