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Focus on the Palmetto State

August 2019 FOCUS ON THE PALMETTO STATE:

In our first segment, we spoke with Brittney Bracket, with Outstanding Youth Awards and Diamonaja Williams, an Outstanding Youth Award winner. The purpose of the program is to instill in youth, ranging from elementary to high school, a sense of empowerment, mentorship and to be the best that they can be. The youth can be nominated for athleticism, entrepreneurship, entertainment, innovation, scholastic achievement and volunteerism. To nominate a youth or find out more about the process, you can go online to oustandingyouthawards.com.

Next up we spoke with Beth Jamieson, the Strategic Operations Director with First Steps of Greenville County. One of their many initiatives is called Palmetto Basics. It is a common-sense message we can all use to help parents/caregivers understand what they can do to help their child be successful in life. This statewide program is all about getting children ready to enter school.

In our last segment, we met Cam Hill, the Director of ELEOS. This is a non-profit group started several years ago for the betterment of at-risk youth in the Nicholtown Community. They center around four programs: Outreach, Tutoring, Mentoring and Leadership Development. Their goal is to get more students to graduate from high school.

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