Our Charity – Engaging Creative Minds

Engaging Creative Minds

The Charleston Marathon® is proud to continue its longstanding support of Engaging Creative Minds!

The mission of Engaging Creative Minds (ECM) is to inspire the creative and innovative potential of all students to achieve academically and become imaginative, adaptable, and productive adults resulting in stronger communities and an increasingly competitive South Carolina workforce.

The goals of ECM are to:
• Provide all students equal access to quality learning opportunities based on curriculum standards during in-school and summer programs.
• Increase student engagement in learning.
• Increase the capacity of local organizations and individuals (Engaged Learning Experience (ELE) Partners) to deliver highly impactful learning opportunities for students.

To accomplish its mission, ECM facilitates highly engaging learning experiences throughout the year including in-school, curriculum-based arts integration activities, arts partner and teacher professional development for sustainability, community outreach and festival events and summer programming through our exciting Summer STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math)

Collectively these program activities serve 8,877 students with in-school arts programming, 1,100 students and teachers in the Summer STEAM Institute, 400 teachers through our professional development opportunities, four counties in SC, 8,000 community members through outreach and education events, and 29 schools.

Engaging Creative Minds is a 501(c)3 organization.

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