Nonprofit Youth Enrichment Grants Available
The Camden Junior Welfare League is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations serving the children in Kershaw County. This grant is provided as a reimbursement of project expenses, once the project is completed by the nonprofit organization. Project requests must directly benefit or impact youth. Deadline for this grant application is Friday, November 20, 2020. Click here for grant application.
Fall Classroom Grants Underway
The Fall Classroom Enrichment Grants cycle is underway. These grants are open to all Kershaw County School District educators, providing up to $500 for classroom support, project support, and extracurricular support. The purpose of the grants is to support enrichment areas such as math, science, history, language and writing, arts, physical education, life skills, and special education for students with disabilities. Awardees will be announced soon.
Spring 2020 Classroom Enrichment Grants Awarded!
The Camden Junior Welfare League awarded 14 Kershaw County School District educators classroom and project grants totaling close to $5,000 for projects that were meant to be implemented during the spring months of the 2019-2020 school year. Due to COVID-19 school closures, the CJWL will honor the grants to educators as long as the projects are completed in the fall of 2020. The following grants were awarded:
North Central Middle School - Supporting a field trip for 8th graders to the SC State House in Columbia.
Blaney Elementary School - Supporting a new reading series in 3rd grade, "Rooted in Reading".
Midway Elementary School - Supporting a 4th grade classroom library.
North Central High School - Supporting a series of independent life skill field trips for a Moderate Intellectual Disability Self-Contained Class.
Lugoff-Elgin High School - Supporting the trip of the Special Olympics Unified Basketball team to the state competition on March 14th in Columbia.
Lugoff Elementary School - Supporting a multisensory program for speech therapy in small groups or in classrooms.
Wateree Elementary School - Supporting the Cardinals Coffee Cart, a project that teaches students with moderate intellectual disabilities various functional skills.
Doby's Mill Elementary School - Supporting the purchase of multi-leveled book sets for all second grade classrooms to use.
Lugoff-Elgin Middle School - Supporting projects for 6th and 8th grade students to learn about 3-D design and printing.
Leslie M. Stover Middle School - Supporting the "Story Time with Communication Boards" program for self-contained speech/language students.
Lugoff-Elgin High School - Supporting a hands on activity to be used while students learn about the atomic spectra.
Lugoff Elementary School - Supporting the creation of an "math detectives" activity to help students master math skills in a fun, engaging way.
Camden High School - Supporting the first annual Girl Power Summit at CHS, which includes enrichment programs for young women to achieve excellence in social skills, leadership skills, and personal development.
Jackson Elementary School - Supporting the creation of innovative homework strategy kits for 3rd grade, to engage parents and reinforce skills and concepts being taught in the classroom.
The CJWL was also able to connect one teacher with a local business to help supply some of the materials requested in the project application.
2019-2020 Nonprofit Youth Enrichment Grant Awards
The Camden Junior Welfare League awarded three Kershaw County nonprofits grants totaling $3,500 to continue their work improving the lives of the children of our community. Grants were awarded to the following nonprofit programs:
Arts Center of Kershaw County - Funding a portion of the production costs for the Spring 2020 teen theatrical production of Once Upon a Mattress, which offers teens throughout Kershaw County the opportunity to participate in all aspects of a theater production, including on stage, backstage, and technical support roles.
Kershaw County Music Association - Supporting the annual scholarship program to the Brevard Music Institute, where students are immersed in an intense environment that teaches what it means to work among world renowned musicians toward excellence.
Mt. Moriah Outreach - Funding a mid-school year book bag and school supply drive, for families in Kershaw County who cannot afford to resupply their students' classroom and studying needs for the second semester.
Fall 2019 Classroom Enrichment Grants Awarded
BriAnna Alexander, Baron DeKalb Elementary School, Leveled Library
Stephanie Beckley, Camden Elementary School, Excellent Enrichment
Patricia Dixon, Jackson Elementary School, STEAMing for a Healthy Earth
Rhonda Eckenroth, Lugoff Elgin Middle School, Math Intervention
Dianne Farlett, Midway Elementary School, Early Literacy Storytime
Kathryn Faz, Camden High School, Art Cart
Lisa McClain, Doby's Mill Elementary School, Let's Learn to Play
Amy McSwain, Lugoff Elgin Middle School, Unified PE/Sports
Ashley Middleton, Lugoff Elgin High School, Sensory Through the Arts
Kailey Mitchell, Camden Elementary School, Building Literacy Centers
Susan Morris, Lugoff Elementary School, PE Mats
Dana Sims, Bethune Elementary School, Seeds to Greens
Kim Stokes, Leslie M. Stover Middle School, Tigers L.E.A.D. (Leadership Exploration and Development) by Doing Great Deeds
Renee Thompson, Camden Elementary School, Switch on Friendships
Melissa Tomascik, Blaney Elementary School, Recess Fun
2019 Spring Classroom Enrichment Grantees
Jennifer Atkinson, Lugoff Elementary School, Toy Story STEAM Mania
Officer Karen DeVors, Camden Elementary School, D.A.R.E Program
Meredith Floyd, Pine Tree Hill Elementary School, Hands-On Equations
Diana Kingsbury, Pine Tree Hill Elementary School, FOSS Science Kits
Sara Ponds, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School, Keyboards
Tonya Seay, Lugoff Elementary School, Readers Are Leaders
2018-2019 Youth Enrichment Grantees
Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, Arts Outreach
Jackson Teen Center, Computer Lab
Kershaw County Music Association, Brevard Scholarship
Boys & Girls Club of Kershaw County, Fine Arts Show
Kershaw County Robotics, Team 2018-2019
2018 Fall Classroom Enrichment Grantees
Lawrence McCallum, Camden High School: Self-Contained Work Based Enterprise
Raymond Jennings, Lugoff-Elgin High School: Brewed Awakenings
Amanda Oliver, North Central High School, Microburst EMPLOYability: Making the Connection
Jack Pierce, Continuous Learning Center: Therapeutic Art
Elaine Dorsey, Nikki Ingram, Chuck Baker, Lugoff-Elgin Middle School: Inclusive Education
Monica Barber, Blaney Elementary: Protractors
2018 Spring Classroom Enrichment Grantees
Susan Morris, Lugoff Elementary: Project Elementary Gymnastics
Kayla Shoemake, Lugoff Elgin High School: Project STEM Enrichment Through Games
Alison Lopez, Camden Middle School: Project TI-30 Calculators
Isaac Pitts, Camden Middle School: Project Soundtrack: World Tour
Ashely Middleton, Camden Middle School: Project The Hidden Curriculum…Social Skills
Carla Cothern, Camden High School: Project Biology Hands-on
Amanda Hicks, Lugoff Elementary: Project Building Independent Readers to be Leaders
Chuck Baker, Lugoff Elgin Middle School: Project Understanding My World
2017 Fall Classroom Enrichment Grantees
Hope Robinson, Lugoff Elementary: Literacy Learning Luggage
Marti Wallace, Camden High: Ceramics Class
Judi Mills, Doby's Mill Elementary: Grocery Store Reading
Mary Catoe, Doby's Mill Elementary: Once Upon a Time
Donna Watts, Blaney Elementary: Let's Boogie