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Creators of Lowcountry program teaching boys life lessons to appear on national TV

Charleston student support specialist Raymond Nelson and some of his students prepared to fly to New York to appear on "The Steve Harvey Show." (Source: CCSD) Charleston student support specialist Raymond Nelson and some of his students prepared to fly to New York to appear on "The Steve Harvey Show." (Source: CCSD)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

The creators of a Lowcountry elementary school club to help young boys become young gentlemen will soon be featured on national television with some of  the students.

Raymond Nelson, a student support specialist at Memminger Elementary School in downtown Charleston, teacher Kenneth Joyner and some of the students boarded a plane headed to Chicago Wednesday.

They have been scheduled to appear on an upcoming episode of “The Steve Harvey Show.”

Nelson, who works with Communities in Schools, started a group he calls “Boys with Purpose,” designed to help students learn to dress for success. He said the group’s motto is, “Look good, feel good, do good.”

Every Wednesday, dozens of first through fifth graders walk in class in their Sunday best, and Nelson says he keeps a stash of donated jackets, vests and ties at school for children who do not have their own.

Nelson said he joined a similar group as a child and credited the experience for helping him to be a better man. 

There was no word on the airdate for the episode in which the group will appear.

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