Services To Youth

Hilton Head (SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Donates Computers to Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School

The students at Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School were recipients of twenty (20) Chromebooks and forty-two (42) technology access cards. The donation was a result of a partnership between Hilton Head (SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. The signature program for the Chapter is called VISA (Voting Impacts Student Awareness). Members of the Chapter taught classes virtually on why voting in every election is important and how the students are personally impacted by voting. The goal is to educate and encourage students, their friends and family members to become engaged in the voting process. Our organization worked with the students in Mr. Smiley’s social studies classes. The students were very excited to receive gift cards for actively participating. This service project was sponsored by the Services to Youth (STY) programming facet. In attendance to make the presentation to the school were Janice Alexander, vice president of programming, Salyon Johnson, Services to Youth facet chair, and chapter members, Marcy Johnson, Marcella Palmer and Doris Burns. Drema Jackson is chapter president.

Giving To The Students In Our Community

What a wonderful day of giving and being of service to students in our community! Whale Branch Elementary School, which also includes the James J. Davis Early Learning Center, is a Title I school located in Seabrook, South Carolina. According to their newly appointed principal Marva Neal, “This effort helps the families as they prepare their children for the new school year. This is one less thing they have to worry about.” Sixty (60) bookbags filled with school supplies were purchased by 26 members of the Hilton Head (SC) Chapter of the The Links, Incorporated. This was a service project undertaken by their Services to Youth and Health and Human Services programming facets. In attendance to make the presentation to principal Marva Neal, who is also a member of the chapter, were Drema Jackson, chapter president; Janice Alexander, programming coordinator; Salyon Johnson, facet chair; and chapter members Oleta Harden, Ernestine Morris, and Marion Payne.