The Columbia Urban League hosted its 8th Annual Cotillion on Saturday, January 11th, 2020 at the Brookland Baptist Banquet and Conference Center. Twenty-six Project Ready students participated in this event, where they showcased their table manners, conversation etiquette, dance moves and other talents. This celebratory recognition ceremony included students from several Midlands school districts.

The Cotillion celebrated young achievement and is a signature evidence-based program where best practices provide enhanced academic support to middle and high school students for post-secondary education success. Project Ready has a 100 percent graduation rate. Ms. Elana Frazier, Project Ready Lead Mentor said, “Our students are future leaders in their communities and the society-at-large.”

Project Ready’s approach is to meet students where they are and take them where they need to go to achieve success. This program uses innovative and integrated programming, along with mentors who provide one on one support in life skills development. Additionally, parental and family involvement is a key factor for the program’s success.

For additional information, please contact Ms. Juanita Dean-Bates, at cell 803-665-8047

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