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
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
2019 Nonprofit Youth Enrichment Grants Awarded!
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
The Camden Junior Welfare League has awarded more than $5,000 to 15 teachers in 12 of the district’s schools for the purpose of supporting student enrichment in math, language and writing, arts, life skills and leadership, physical education, STEAM, and special education for students with disabilities.
BriAnna Alexander, Baron DeKalb Elementary School, Leveled Library – Funding the purchase of additional “leveled” fiction and nonfiction books for first grade students to improve reading skills based on individual reading level and ability.
Stephanie Beckley, Camden Elementary School, Excellent Enrichment - Funding a complete set of FROG brand reading and language games that students can play independently or together during small group time during class.
Patricia Dixon, Jackson Elementary School, STEAMing for a Healthy Earth – Supporting a series of activities organized in partnership with the “Watch Dogs”, a group of father volunteers, to encourage students to create, build and grow things that are healthy for the Earth.
Rhonda Eckenroth, Lugoff Elgin Middle School, Math Intervention – Funding additional curriculum materials for math intervention, basic supplies for in-class projects and rewards/incentives to recognize students in grades 6 through 8 who meet and/or exceed the goals set forth in the math intervention program.
Dianne Farlett, Midway Elementary School, Early Literacy Storytime – Supporting the implementation of a quarterly story time program specifically for children at school and in the local community (ages 1-4), which will include a read-aloud session and craft, a free copy of the book for each child, and a snack.
Kathryn Faz, Camden High School, Art Cart – Funding the purchase of supplies for the media center’s art cart, which is frequently checked out by teachers when students need it to complete projects.
Lisa McClain, Doby's Mill Elementary School, Let's Learn to Play - Supporting a series of modified play activities for PreK and 5K students with various developmental disabilities, in order to teach motor skills and communication skills needed to share play experiences with their peers.
Amy McSwain, Lugoff Elgin Middle School, Unified PE/Sports – Funding the purchase of supplies to allow students in Adaptive PE class to be able to participate fully, as well as items for all students to use in Unified Sports class.
Ashley Middleton, Lugoff Elgin High School, Sensory Through the Arts – Funding activities in the self-contained classroom for students with moderate intellectual disabilities that will enhance the everyday classroom experience and foster student engagement through various sensory activities including food preparation, crafting, and playing musical instruments.
Kailey Mitchell, Camden Elementary School, Building Literacy Centers – Supporting the expansion of classroom guided reading time to be more interactive, enjoyable, and intensive for students.
Susan Morris, Lugoff Elementary School, PE Mats – Funding the purchase of additional mats to expand the gymnastics/par kour, as well as other physical activities, serving 600 students.
Dana Sims, Bethune Elementary School, Seeds to Greens – Supporting a garden and greenhouse that will teach special education students how to grow and tend to vegetables while studying plant life.
Kim Stokes, Leslie M. Stover Middle School, Tigers L.E.A.D. (Leadership Exploration and Development) by Doing Great Deeds – Funding the purchase of books and craft supplies for Tigers L.E.A.D. students who read and interact with students with mild intellectual disabilities in a self-contained classroom.
Renee Thompson, Camden Elementary School, Switch on Friendships – Funding the purchase of adapted switch activated board games to allow students with severe intellectual disabilities and limited mobility to actively participate with their peers within the newly formed “Buddy Club” and a “Special Olympic Club of Friends”.
Melissa Tomascik, Blaney Elementary School, Recess Fun - Funding the purchase of portable playground equipment to allow 1st grade students more options for interactive and cooperative play and social interaction while on the playground at recess.