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03/21/2014

Tutoring Group Given Kudos for Their Work at Boyd Hill Recreation Center

Quick Facts

 SCOPE's 20 tutors provide extra academic instruction to low-income, high-need children in kindergarten through fifth grade.
 Last year, Winthrop students logged more than 2,206 tutoring hours, which is an in-kind donation of time valued at $29,577.

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SCOPE members
ROCK HILL, S.C. – A Winthrop University student tutoring group received the Julia Post Activities Award at the City of Rock Hill Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department’s 30th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Celebration on March 6.

The Students Challenging Others to Promote Education (SCOPE) afterschool program operates out of the Boyd Hill Recreation Center. The tutors provide extra academic instruction to low-income, high-need children in kindergarten through fifth grade.

The 20 Winthrop tutors focus on reading, math, science, crafts and life skills when working with the children. Tutoring is offered four days a week, with volunteers helping more than 30 children. Last year, Winthrop students logged more than 2,206 tutoring hours, which is an in-kind donation of time valued at $29,577.

Other SCOPE activities include encouraging elementary students’ attendance at campus events such as Halloween Happenings and a Winthrop men’s basketball game. Volunteers also assisted with events such as the Greens Grand Opening and the Boyd Hill Back-2-School Bash.

Two Winthrop organizations, the Association of Ebonites and the Gentleman’s League, donated $800 to help further develop and support the SCOPE program.

The Julia Post Activities Award is given annually to the person or group most dedicated to the preservation of the social and cultural well-being of the community.

For more information, please contact Judy Longshaw, news and media services manager, at 803/323-2404 or e-mail her at longshawj@winthrop.edu.

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