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IMPACT (Influencing My Peers as a Caring Team)

Team members Row 1 (l-r): Lisa Wells, Tricia Linder, Deborah Allen
Row 2 (l-r): Chris Kerscher, Corey Epps, Beth Paul, Lamont Sullivan, Scott Sasser
Not pictured: Jason Elliott

Project IMPACT was designed to raise poverty awareness high school student leaders in the Greenville community.  A specialized program provided a venue for 9-12th grade students to identify diversity blind spots and influence change in their school communities.  The inaugural program, held December 9, 2016, included over 50 student council class representatives from Greenville and Mauldin High Schools. Student leaders participated in a live-action poverty simulation designed to highlight everyday challenges some peers may face. Brainstorming sessions followed, and student teams presented immediate actions to school leadership.