Lake Toxaway Charities funds the purchase of calculators, geography software for classroom use and virtual reality devices for our school’s media center. Its grants have allowed us to enhance our classroom geography programs, encouraging our students to ‘travel’ the world and expand their own horizons through the use of today’s technology.
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Each year, the students identify areas in the community of need. They help to organize the work groups and organize needed materials. By working with adults in the community, they learn leadership and communication skills. They also develop an appreciation and pride for the area where they live. These soft skills are not always easily incorporated into the curriculum, but are very valuable in the workplace.
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The Handshake America Scholarship Program consists of eight scheduled sessions between the Students and their Handshake Coaches over the course of a year. The sessions are mostly workshop-type group discussions focusing on the Handshake 5Practices: Perseverance, Passion, People, Positivity, and Presence. Students learn from their Handshake Coaches, peers and special guests who provide different perspectives…
The Tiger Impact Group (TIG) first formed in 2017 as a collaboration between Lake Toxaway Charities, the Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF) and Transylvania County Schools to provide a variety of supportive programs and services in the Rosman district schools. Lake Toxaway Charities designs TIG programs in conjunction with teachers, administrators, and community members…