Mt. Pleasant, SC – Humanities Foundation has continued to expand both the scope and depth of resident services at all of their properties. “Every community has unique needs”, said Lamar Mowatt, Resident Services Coordinator for Humanities Foundation. “We strive to customize services to meet these particular needs.”
The most recent addition to resident services is a partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Waynesboro, Staunton and Augusta County to provide programs for children at Montague Terrace in Stuart’s Draft, VA. These programs include both enrichment activities and curriculum – based after – school programs tailored specifically to a student’s current needs. Initiatives include financial literacy, research- based physical education and a daily “Power Hour” with mandatory daily homework and a study period with academic resources and tutoring. A second Virginia partnership with Crossroads Church currently provides a food pantry, after – school tutoring, special events, social events and recreational events for children at Puddledock Place Apartments in Prince George County, VA.
During another recent initiative, 28 young people and several adults weeded, tilled and planted the Community Garden for senior residents of Grandview Apartments in Charleston, SC. Grandview residents were very pleased and are looking forward to a good harvest this fall. “Pastor Kent and his youth group have enhanced Grandview to a level that the best landscaping company could not have done”, said Grandview resident Ellen Hornsby.
Camp 7, a two – week long summer camp for children, will begin on June 8 at Seven Farms Apartments on Daniel Island in Charleston, SC. The camp will focus on recreational and educational activities. Field trips will include trips to the Charleston Museum, White Point Gardens, and Charles Town Landing. The Mayor of Daniel Island and a representative from the City of Charleston Police Department will give a presentation to all camp attendees. This camp was made possible by a donation from the Daniel Island Property Association.
Humanities Foundation will kick off a Summer Feeding Program on June 8. This program provides one daily hot meal for the duration of summer. All children residing in Humanities Foundation family properties within South Carolina are eligible for the program. This program is made possible by a collaborative between the USDA, local school districts and the Exchange Club of Charleston.