Bank of America Charitable Foundation presented Spartanburg Academic Movement (SAM), with a $10,000 check recently to support its annual campaign. The grant will support county-wide efforts to enhance educational achievement for children, cradle to career.
“Investing in the education of young people is essential to Spartanburg’s economic future,” said Scott Mitchell, Spartanburg market president for Bank of America. “Spartanburg Academic Movement is helping to prepare students with the support and skills necessary to achieve post-secondary career paths.”
The $10,000 grant will help support the work of SAM’s “collaborative action networks,” engaging education practitioners and leaders across the county focused on the use of data to improve learning from kindergarten readiness through post-secondary completion.
“Bank of America has been a strategic partner supporting the advancement of academic achievement in Spartanburg County through the years leading up to the launch of the Spartanburg Academic Movement in 2014, and each year since,” according to Dr. John Stockwell, Executive Director for SAM. He expressed particular thanks for their underwriting of SAM’s recent work to enhance readiness for kindergarten success among the County’s children.