Campbell Scholars assist with youth programs

By Kathy Woodard

Campbell ScholarsMany afterschool and mentoring programs need reliable volunteers to assist full-time staff. The Campbell Scholars program fills this need by providing a consistent group of college student volunteers. Now entering its fifth year, the scholarship was made possible by the generosity of the late Bob Campbell and his wife Betsy.

Campbell Scholars volunteer eight to ten hours a week in elementary and middle schools in Seneca and Clemson or at the Sprouting Wings program in the S.C. Botanical Garden.

Freshman Josh Lance, one of six Campbell Scholars, is a mentor in two schools. “Growing up I had wonderful mentors,” he said. “I still remember everything they taught me. I hope to have the same effect on the students I work with.”

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