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MISSION STATEMENT Initiated by the collective thinking of leaders from Presbyterian College and the Laurens County, S.C. community, CHAMPS (Communities Helping, Assisting, and Motivating Promising Students) brings together local institutions and the community to find a fresh solution to a persistent education problem. The CHAMPS mission is to nurture, motivate, and challenge students who have [...]


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ACADEMIC Critical to the CHAMPS program is the academic focus. All activities point to this center all year round. Grades are monitored and students are urged to score at A/B level. Serious preparation for college begins as early as in the 7th grade. The CHAMPS curriculum is divided into two major phases: (1) four years [...]



Each gift to CHAMPS brings opportunities for 7th through 12th graders in Laurens County to aspire to post-secondary education. CHAMPS students have the ability, but may lack the necessary resources to perceive themselves as achieving education past high school. By contributing to CHAMPS, you help make it possible for Laurens County, SC, students to achieve their [...]