after school program

21st Century Community Learning Grant from State for $200,000 Propels Enrichment Services at Mary Ford Elementary

Charleston Promise Neighborhood Helping Students Succeed in Title 1 School Research shows that academic, behavioral and artistic afterschool programs improve all areas of students’ performance in Title One schools. Nyla Bell, now a rising 10th grader with the grades and plans to become a pediatrician, is one of those students. Once a 5th grader with […]

Parents and Teachers at Social Studies Bowll

Social Studies Bowl 2018: The Children are Learning!

A capacity crowd of nearly 300 people filled the auditorium of the Charleston Museum on March 1 to witness another Social Studies Bowl, with five Title One schools in competition. With an emcee and scorekeeper from Historic Charleston Foundation dressed in colonial era attire, teams of second-through-fifth graders answered questions pulled from the school curricula. […]

Enrichment program teaches food preparation

New Enrichment Program: The Garden Club

Hands-on learning is an essential component of the after-school model implemented by Charleston Promise Neighborhood during the last three school years. When students reinforce concepts taught in the classroom with experiential learning, they possess a greater likelihood of retaining and using the information as they move from elementary school into middle and high school. The […]