SUCCEED as Leaders
Now in its seventh year, the summer SUCCEED program competitively selects cadets, veteran students, or graduate students who are willing to devote their summer to full time service in schools and camps for a minimal stipend and in some cases barracks housing.
Summer is a critical time for underserved youth to either grow and flourish or lose ground academically and socially. Thanks to 16 committed cadets, Charleston area youth advanced their skills and interest in reading, math, oral communication, community service, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) this summer. In addition, youth in school programs and young adults with disabilities or special health care needs were able to access recreational, fitness, and summer camp experiences ordinarily not available to them. The Citadel’s 2018 SUCCEED Fellows delivered more than 3800 hours of service in eight weeks, impacting vulnerable populations in 16 different community sites. In the process of training, serving, and reflecting, the cadets who immersed themselves in this program had hands-on opportunities to enhance their leadership skills, multi-cultural competence, and professional development. Like their predecessors, these SUCCEED Fellows will go on to positively lead and educate their peers about principled leadership and service on campus and in the community.
The Citadel was named one of five colleges
and universities across the country to receive the
Washington Center 2013 Higher Education Civic Engagement Award,
sponsored by the New York Life Foundation.
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