Clinton College helps fund 43 elementary school projects


Clinton College presented a check for $22,000 to Sunset Park Elementary on Tuesday.

ROCK HILL, SC — Clinton College surprised a Rock Hill elementary school with a big check on Tuesday. The Sunset Park Center for Accelerated Studies received $22,000 to fund classroom projects.

Clinton College, an HBCU, partnered with Sunset Park earlier this year, saying it wanted to use its resources to help the elementary. Initially, teachers submitted project proposals, thinking they were competing for money to fund their ideas.

The surprise – there is enough money to pay for everything.

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“[Teachers] put their hearts into everything they do and they spend a lot of money out of pocket to fund things for their students,” said Nakia Barnes, Principal of Sunset Park. “However, the Clinton money [College] will provide them with extra money that they can use for their students. »

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This $22,000 check is part of a much larger partnership led by Clinton College. As part of its mission to support the Southside of Rock Hill, it has partnered with the Sunset Park Center for Accelerated Studies, investing in its teachers and students.

“Obviously, we invest in our children because they are so important,” said Lester McCorn, president of Clinton College. “Whether they come to Clinton College or not, we know this investment is going to make such a difference. It’s also letting the school know we’re here for them.

The project will fund 43 different projects at $500 each.

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