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Jackson Junior Scholar Program

Each spring, the Jackson Family Center for Ethics & Values at Coastal Carolina University sponsors an ethics program for Horry County middle school students. The Academy takes place in the Kline Hospitality Suite which overlooks Brooks Football Stadium. The program is designed to offer an environment where talented 6th grade students have the opportunity to become aware of the importance of character for their success in school as well as in life.  Students will have the opportunity to discuss and explore questions about character and ethics with professors, CCU students, and with each other.  We hope that students who attend the Ethics Academy will return to their schools with the desire to be role models for other students and with the strengthened wish to take on leadership roles within their school communities.


Who can participate?

The Ethics Academy is open to 6th grade students from Conway Middle School, Whittemore Park Middle School, Loris Middle School, Black Water Middle School, and Ocean Bay Middle School who have been nominated by their teachers or Principals. We are looking for students who have shown promise as future leaders by participating, for instance, in club activities or other school programs.


When will the Academy take place?

The Jackson Family Center for Ethics & Values will host its sixth, annual after-school ethics program on Wednesdays (February 12th, 19th, 26th, and March 5th 2014), at Coastal Carolina University in the Kline Hospitality Suite at the Coastal Carolina Football Stadium from 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM 


Who will facilitate the program?

Dr. Nils Rauhut, Jackson Center Director, Dr. Emily Crookston, Visiting Assistant Professor, and Ms. Sarah Robinson, Jackson Scholar, will facilitate the program. Additionally, eight Jackson Scholars will participate as small-group leaders and mentors to the middle school students. Each session involves group discussion and encourages students to ask questions, make connections, illustrate their thoughts, and share their opinions. We hope the program will be a catalyst for ongoing discussions about these topics with their friends and families later. 


What will it cost to participate?

There is no charge to the participating schools or students. The Jackson Center will also be able to pay part of the costs of transportation.