Claflin University is a major institutional partner in a statewide effort to boost literacy and reading comprehension among South Carolina third graders. The project, ‘All Around Town, All Around the State,’ will use visual arts and literature to engage youth in reading skill and appreciation for state history.
Dr. Peggy Ratliff, dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Claflin marveled at the sight of the large groups of Orangeburg County children as they made their way through the museum doors. “This is a wonderful collaborative effort that Claflin has co- sponsored,” said Ratliff. “It will improve learning for third grade students across South Carolina. All Around Town is a fine example of how Claflin supports the arts, the community at-large and especially education,” she said.