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Diversity Awareness

ValueD LIves

Wanting to recognize outstanding schools in the Upstate region meeting central qualities of diversity, VALUED LIVES group members have established “The William ‘Bill’ T. Wylie VALUED LIves Award for School Excellence in Diversity” for the winning school that exhibited these qualities:

Voices of Diversity

Many people believe poetry is relegated solely to academics or to those possessing a specific artistic disposition.  But because everyone has a story to tell, the Voices of Diversity team is convinced anyone can become a poet. Through the writing and telling of our own unique stories, we can better know and understand ourselves, and others in our community.  

Walking with the Doc

The GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail is a 21-mile multi-use trail that extends from Greenville to Travelers Rest. The beauty of the trail is that it affords all residents – no matter their age, race, or athletic ability – the opportunity to get fit and be active. However, research shows that less than 10% of Swamp Rabbit Trail users are non-white. This is especially troubling given that physical inactivity is a leading cause of chronic diseases like heart disease, which minorities are already at greater risk of developing.

The Welcome Table

We have seen, through our short time together, the benefit of shared conversation and discovery in our small groups.  Each encounter has resulted in coordinated ideas and connectivity around a myriad of causes about which we are passionate. Additionally, we are unified in our desire to expand our intimate circle to include other perspectives, cultures, and ideas.

Why Not Charleston?

“Why Not Charleston” aims at launching the Lowcountry DRC program, a cutting edge recruitment strategy that helps attract and retain top talent while promoting diversity throughout our State. As a team, the group will identify and secure local ownership of the DRC initiative, grow the critical mass of members and provide communication tools/resources to sustain its growth.