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Photographs by Bridges to a Brighter Future students on display during month of August

AUGUST 9, 2012
by News and Media Relations

Photo by Chloe Styles, a senior at Travelers Rest High School

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Photographs by students from Furman University’s Bridges to a Brighter Future program are on display at Café @ Williams Hardware in Travelers Rest during the month of August.

The photographs are for sale and all proceeds will be used to support Furman’s Bridges to a Brighter Future, a comprehensive college access and pre-college academic enrichment program for Greenville County high school students whose families are living below the poverty level. The funds will help support college scholarships for students who graduate from the Bridges program.

Priced at $35 each, the photographs are matted and framed.

The Bridges program includes a four-week summer residential session on the Furman campus where students choose to attend one of seven elective classes in addition to five core classes—math, English, social studies, science, and college planning.   The photographs on display come from an elective photography class taught by Kelly Godwin.

Students participating in the Bridges program have been identified as having academic potential, but are living in difficult and challenging circumstances.  The program seeks to break the cycle of poverty and low educational achievement by equipping students with the tools and support needed to graduate from high school, enroll in post-secondary education, and graduate with a post-secondary degree.

For more information about Furman’s Bridges to a Brighter Future, contact program director Tobi Swartz at 864-294-3135 or tobi.swartz@furman.edu.

Last updated February 17, 2016
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Clinton Colmenares
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