Helping our high schoolers reach new heights
The overall mission of Carolina CLIMB is to inspire high school students from across the state of South Carolina to pursue a college degree, but it’s so much more than saying “you can do it.” The acronym stands for “Commitment to Learning, Innovation, Mentorship and Beyond,” and each of those key words plays an integral part in improving the opportunities of our state’s young people.
Through visits to high schools as well as follow-ups with undergraduate mentors, Carolina CLIMB exposes students to various career paths, strengthens academic preparedness and leadership skills, helps students learn about personal finance, budget management and paying for college, and engages students in structured learning labs related to their interests.
Academic units across the UofSC Columbia campus built and are expanding a curriculum based on three areas:
- Academic preparedness seminars and training.
- STEM seminars and panels that are both interactive and allow students to hear from experts in their fields.
- Financial literacy.