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.
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.
Learning about life is just as important as core classes at Olympia Learning Center, an alternative school for students expelled from their home schools. Small-group discussions introduce students to those skills and help make them better citizens.