Registration opens for Claflin’s Bridges to Education program

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This is a free six-week program where junior and senior high school students located along the I-95 corridor gain hands-on experience in education.

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC — Registration is open for Claflin University’s Bridges to Education program, which aims to shape the next generation of educators.

This is a free six-week program where junior and senior high school students located along the I-95 corridor gain hands-on experience in education.

“We should have had these programs when we crossed over,” said the program’s acting executive director, Dora Waymer. “Having these opportunities to learn first hand what it means to be a teacher, how can we become a teacher. How we can make a difference in someone else’s life.”

For college credits, students will learn test prep and strategies. They will also receive mentorship from active educators in the Orangeburg area.

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“Once they finish the program, they will be able to enter a teacher training program and have the practice behind them because we prepared them and they took it ahead of time.”

This is the third year of the program. For the past two years, the program has been offered substantially in accordance with COVID-19 precautions. This summer is the first year that it will take place in person.

The program is a collaboration with South Carolina State University and is funded by the State of South Carolina. Throughout the duration of the program, students will get a taste of the college experience by sleeping on the Claflin University campus.

For more information about the program, contact Dora Waymer at [email protected]

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