KENANSVILLE – The Upward Bound Program at James Sprunt Community College has been awarded a $5,000 grant by the Duplin Foundation for Youth Advancement.
The check was presented to Brian Jones, JSCC director of Student Support Services and Upward Bound, by Duplin County Sheriff Blake Wallace during a ceremony Sept 20 at the Duplin County courthouse. The Duplin Foundation for Youth Advancement was established with proceeds from the 2011 Sheriff’s Ball.
The Upward Bound Program is a federally funded program that provides eligible students with academic support services and activities that will enhance t academic skills, helping to ensure completion of high school and post-secondary education.
Also representing JSCC were Nfassory Kake, Math Skills advisor Student Support Services, Garrett Owens, technology assistant Student Support Services/Upward Bound, Lydia Woodard, administrative assistant Student Support Services/Upward Bound Programs, and Lee Williams, Pre-College advisor Upward Bound Program.
Also present were Sheriff’s Ball committee members Deb Merritt, Thomasina Williams, Mary Frederick, Pam Goodwin, Marie Dixon, Dr. Lawrence L. Rouse, JSCC President, Barbara Best, and Armin Jancis.
The Duplin Foundation for Youth Advancement also award grants to the town of Beulaville Recreation Commission’s Healthy Living Initiative, and Beulaville Presbyterian Church’s Beulaville Educational Outreach program.