Focus on the Palmetto State

April 2017 at 9:30 am

In segment one we spoke with Nika White, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at the Greenville Chamber. They are hosting the 2017 ACE Leadership Symposium on April 20th. This workshop will address ways to advance minority leadership in the Greenville community.

In segment two we visited with Chelsy Huston of the Nurse-Family Partnership. This health program transforms lives of vulnerable first-time mothers living in poverty by improving prenatal care and partnering them with registered nurses. The convenient at-home support will occur during the pregnancy and after the baby arrives. This service is at no cost to the mother. We gave contact information to get the help you may need.

In our next segment we spoke with Tony Lee of Crime Stoppers of Greenville. This organization offers monetary rewards for anyone calling in anonymous tips for wanted criminals and any criminal activity they may see. They are holding their annual golf classic to raise money to fund this reward program.

In our last segment we spoke with Travis Reeder and Ricky Pulley, Jr. of the Urban League of the Upstate. They are Program Managers of their Project Ready Initiative.

They informed our viewers how to apply for the Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship and the Chapman Scholarship. They believe they are having an impact on at-risk students through this program by tracking these students towards careers through college programs and military service. They are holding their Senior Signing Day on April 26 to celebrate their upcoming high school graduation and pledging to attend and complete college or military service.