Children and Technology

Posted by: Rebecca Frierson


His gaze is fixed on the screen in his hands, and as others engage in activities a few yards away, he keeps his eyes on the device.  He smiles and his face lights-up as he moves to the next level.   This could be a child playing his favorite video game, but look again; he’s using an iPad and the internet to become a better reader.

iPads In Use


Together We Are #SCStrong

Posted by: Lila Anna Sauls

The Togetherness of Homelessness and Hunger Awareness Week

I started a talk this week by saying if people thought the nonprofits in town didn’t work together; they needed to look around the room.  There were representatives from Women’s Shelter (Kathy Riley “raised me” and their ladies work in our internship program), Sexual Trauma Services (they provide staff training and family resources), and Healing Species (they’ve spent summers with our children teaching them important lessons on handling anger) surrounding me. We were all receiving grant funding…and we were all genuinely happy for each other.



Hangin’ Out in the New Teen Center

Posted by: Gerald Davis

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The beautiful new Teen Center at SLP!

The Junior League of Columbia has graciously provided our teenagers age 11-17 with a brand new Teen Center!

A Thought on Children

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill


“Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.”

~Lady Bird Johnson, former US First Lady


A Quote from Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”



A Thought for the Thursday before Thanksgiving

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

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“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”

~Maya Angelou