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July 15 - 21, 2017Teachers of Government program, Washington, D.C. 

October 8 - 13: White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellowship


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Emerging Public Leaders 2016-17

Jessica Cole, Chapin High School, Chapin, SC

As part of the Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) program at the Riley Institute at Furman University, Jessica Cole has created a program, Booked For Success. This is a program that is focused on giving books to the children at local elementary school, in Newberry county. This, in turn, will increase the advocation for literacy as well as encourage children to read both at school and at home.

The book collection began on December 1st and will continue through the 13th. The Booked For Success Celebration Event will be held on December 15th. A team of high school students along with Jessica will visit the elementary school and distribute the books that were raised. As the word about this program spreads, Jessica predicts that more people will become involved. She hopes that this program will encourage the children to read beyond the classroom and have a lasting impact on the children attending this elementary school.

Date of Event: Thursday, December 15th at 12:30 pm
Location: Gallman Elementary School, 255 Hawkins Rd, Newberry, SC 29108

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