Meet the Interns, Part 1: Kelsey Chapman

Meet the Interns, Part 1: Kelsey Chapman

Gravatt internships are designed to introduce young adults to a nonprofit camp and conference center work environment, providing the opportunity to decide if this type of work is a possible career path. Interns at Gravatt also acquire valuable supplementary skills during their service period and make contact with potential future employers within and outside of camp and conference ministry. The Gravatt internship is a perfect opportunity for high school graduates, new college graduates, and college students taking a year off to determine their vocational path.

Gravatt has two news interns this fall, and we're excited to introduce them to you...

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Reflecting On My Gravatt Internship

Reflecting On My Gravatt Internship

Two years ago, I was preparing for my senior year at Lander University. I always felt that I would have time to decide what my next steps would be after school, but that fourth and final year of my college career snuck up on me - and I did not feel like I was prepared to graduate. Many students around me talked about what paths they were taking and the jobs they had in place once they had their degree in hand, future employers just waiting for their arrival. Many of my peers were ready to move on, but I did not feel the same. What did I want to do with my degree? Where did I want to go?

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Camp Adventures in Reading

Camp Adventures in Reading

More than half of 4th graders in the United States are not proficient in reading. Illiteracy is strongly related to unemployment, poor health, and incarceration rates. Students reading below grade level at the end of third grade are four to six times more likely not to graduate from high school, which means their chances of continuing the cycle of poverty and the need for welfare for themselves, their children, and their communities are great.

In response to issues stemming from illiteracy, Gravatt partnered with the Diocese of Upper South Carolina to develop Camp Adventures in Reading (Camp AIR), 

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