2016 Bosch Community Stewardship Project Grant Winners
Charleston, SC —On Sunday, September 18, James Island Charter High School (JICHS) Art Club will be awarded one of the 2016 Bosch Community Stewardship Project Grants for theirrecycling for artinitiativesat the annual Living Green Fest at James Island County Park.The grant award, funded by the Bosch Community Fund,will be used to help make JICHS's "Keepit Creative-Sculpture Garden" design a reality. Each year, the Bosch Community Fund provides up to $5,000 for youth-led environmental projects that improve local schools in the tri-county area through the competitive Community Stewardship Project Grant Program. A total of $15,000 was awarded to schools in Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester Counties this year.
Three (3) other CCSD schools will also receive grant awards for their various environmental stewardship projects:
- Buist Academy - Project: Kids Keep Charleston Clean
- Thomas Cario Middle School - Project: Tower Garden
- Hursey Elementary School - Project: Earth Heart Growers
Representatives from Bosch, Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission (CCPRC), and the Living Green Fest will be on hand to give out the awards on the Main Stage at Sunday's festival at 2:00 p.m.
The Living Green Fest (formerly known as the Green Fair) will feature green vendors, exhibitors, local food, fitness programs including stand-up paddleboarding and yoga, bubble soccer, a peace walk, and an Eco-carnival and Kidzone. Live music will be provided throughout the day by The Travelin’ Kine, Honeysmoke, and Katie Rose.
The event runs from noon to5:00 p.m. and is free to attend after a$2 regular admission to the park. The Kidszone ($5) and some fitness activities may require additional fees to participate.
For additional information about the Bosch Community Stewardship Project Grant Program, please contactSuzie Webster,Founder/Sponsorship Director, Carolina Green Fair.
About the Charleston County School District
Charleston County School District (CCSD) is the second largest school system in South Carolina representing a unique blend of urban, suburban, and rural schools that span 1,000 square miles along the coast. CCSD serves more than 50,000 students in 86 schools and several specialized programs. With approximately 6,100 employees district-wide, CCSD is the fourth largest employer in the region.
CCSD offers a diverse, expanding portfolio of options and specialized programs, delivered through neighborhood, charter, magnet, IB (international baccalaureate), and Montessori schools, and is divided into three Learning Communities led by associate superintendents. Options include specialized programs in science, engineering and mathematics; liberal arts; music and other creative and performing arts; career and technical preparation programs; and military and other public service enterprises.