Garnering praise from The Citadel for its deep level of local involvement, Charleston County School District’s after-school enrichment offering, the “Kaleidoscope” program, recently scored a 2017 South Carolina Engaged Community Partner Award from the institution.
The Citadel's Conway Saylor, who serves as director of service learning and civic engagement, praised Kaleidoscope as her department’s “longest and strongest partner” for the past decade.
“Kaleidoscope … has morphed into a wider array of impactful, top-quality enrichment programs, which expand learning opportunities for Charleston’s most vulnerable students,” Saylor said, giving extra credit to several CCSD employees at various school sites for their contributions to the program’s success.
The Kaleidoscope program, managed by the CCSD Office of Expanded Learning and Community Education in Charleston, is offered at numerous area elementary schools; its leaders will attend The Citadel’s Spring Partner Awards Celebration Luncheon on April 17 to accept the honor.
"We are honored to be recognized for this momentous award,” Jason Sakran, CCSD’s expanded learning director, said. “Both the Department of Expanded Learning and The Citadel believe strongly in the potential for all students. Our long-standing partnership has helped thousands of students over the years, and we are looking forward to our continued work together."
The expanded learning department’s mission is to provide quality after-school care in a safe and challenging atmosphere, focusing on meeting enrolled youngsters’ physical, social and emotional needs in addition to academic requirements, according to its website.
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