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Citadel News Service
29 Sep 2005

Military Magnet Academy adopted by African American Studies Program

The Citadel’s year-old African American Studies Program has adopted its first mentor school, the Military Magnet Academy in the Charleston County School District.

The mentor partnership between the two schools is a key part of the African American Studies Community Outreach Initiative at The Citadel. The initiative, which is part of the African American Studies program at the college, serves as a channel for student, faculty, and staff involvement with the community and surrounding area. Other outreach initiatives will include community meetings, conferences, workshops, fund raising and a speakers’ bureau.

With $5,000 funding from the Jessie Ball duPont Religious, Charitable and Educational Fund the African American Studies Program will:

  • Provide academic materials for the after school tutorials already in place at the Military Magnet Academy,
  • Sponsor guest speakers at academy functions to include a Black History Month activities and a Quiz Bowl,
  • And host periodic luncheon seminars at The Citadel for Military Magnet Academy students and staff.

"This is our first step toward what we hope will be a lasting relationship between The Citadel and the Charleston community," said Marcus Cox, founding director of the African American Studies Program. "We are excited about this partnership with the Military Magnet Academy and look forward to working with the students and faculty and staff there."

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