CHARLESTON, SC - Through support by Trident United Way's Links to Success Program and other private foundations the South Carolina Maritime Foundation is excited to launch the Horizons afterschool program at Sanders-Clyde Elementary/Middle School.
The South Carolina Maritime Foundation will be the sole provider of afterschool programming for grades four, five and six and coordinator of linking partner services operating with Sanders-Clyde Elementary/Middle School for the 2010-2011 school year.
As Site Director for Sanders-Clyde and previous Program Coordinator for the Foundation's 21st Century Spirit Ocean Adventure dropout-prevention program, Elizabeth Joyner will strive to ensure the program reaches its goals of closing the achievement gap between Sanders-Clyde students and other Charleston County schools, as well as providing a complex of comprehensive support structures to the entire Sanders-Clyde/Eastside community.
The Horizons afterschool program is intended to serve as a catalyst for systemic change. While Sanders-Clyde students will receive regular direct services during the school day, Horizons aims to provide an extended-day learning opportunity giving students a better chance to succeed.
Following school dismissal from 2:30 - 6 p.m., Monday through Friday for 32 weeks, students will participate in health and wellness programming, sustained silent reading, literacy coaching and homework assistance daily and they'll be exposed to the arts, creative writing, service learning, science, technology, engineering and mathematic projects once per week.