Aug 15 2005

Graham Announces $250,000 Grant for USC-Beaufort

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) will receive a $250,000 grant to support the Hampton II Boot-Up Program. The program seeks to increase student achievement in grades 9-12 through the creation of technology-rich learning environments and after school tutoring activities. In addition, the program will provide Hampton residents with access to adult education and family wellness resources and training. The Hampton II Boot-Up Program is sponsored by the USCB/Hampton Partnership Initiative which includes USCB, Hampton County School District II, the Progressive Alliance of Ministers, and the Hampton County Department of Social Services. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. ####