FLORENCE – The Francis Marion University Foundation recently received a check for $21,622 from Marion School Districts 1 and 2 and Dillon School Districts 1 and 3.
The money is part of a 21st Century Learning Grant provided to the school districts, which make up the YAM (You And Me) Consortium.
Dillon 1 Superintendent Stephen P. Laird, Dillon 3 Superintendent John M. Kirby, Marion 1 Superintendent Cheryl Allread, Marion 2 Superintendent Jerry Leviner and Viola Edwards, project director of the 21st Century Learning Grant, presented the check to FMU President Fred Carter and Robert N. Sawyer, dean of the FMU School of Education, at the Pee Dee Education Center on May 11.
The money will be used for cooperative services between Francis Marion and the districts. It will also enable selected FMU education students to serve as mentors for students from the four districts in the consortium’s after-school and extended-school programs.
“These four school districts have once again provided tangible evidence of a close and important working relationship involving Francis Marion University, its faculty and students, and the Pee Dee school districts for further development of the public school faculty and the betterment of the students they teach,” said Sawyer.
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