The Charleston-Breakfast Rotary Club teams weekly with teachers and students of Sanders-Clyde Elementary/Middle School, along with other schools, to increase literacy in the classroom.
The Rotary Club recently presented each third-grader with a dictionary. The initiative started several years ago between Sanders-Clyde and the local Rotary Club. The Rotary Reader Program is a reading-enrichment program.
The reader spends one morning in the classroom reading to a kindergarten, first- or second-grade class. As a result, children receive more one-on-one conversation with adults and see the enjoyment of reading. Additionally, the Charleston-Breakfast Rotary Club recognizes and awards students monthly in grades one through five based upon reading achievement.
The intent is to link community leaders with schools so that the Rotarians continue their mission of ‘Service Above Self.’
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We provide dictionaries to Sanders Clyde, Angel Oak, and Memmenger Elementary Schools
DJ Barnhill works on this program every year to help provide school age children with new school shoes.
We support the local special olympics sailing program
Each year the Rotary Charleston – Breakfast club members have a major fund-raising party to benefit charities. Beneficiaries of the past have included the Lowcountry Food Bank, the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina, the Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy, Water Missions International, Charleston Futures and Project Belize.