Clemson University officials, community leaders and philanthropists came together recently for a dedication ceremony marking the grand opening of a multipurpose dining facility at Camp Hannon. The mountainous 80-acre Upstate site in Pickens County is one of five locations across the state where the Clemson University Youth Learning Institute (YLI) provides programming to educate, develop and serve the youth of South Carolina and beyond.
When Bridget Trogden and her husband sent their son, Jacob, to camp last month, she was understandably nervous about sending her 12-year old to an overnight program. The week-long residential Adventure Camp, hosted by the Clemson University Youth Learning Institute (YLI), focused on outdoor activities and offered participants opportunities to build life skills including independence, […]
Barry Garst was destined to spend his life helping youth.
Clemson University, in partnership with SC State University, has received a five-year, $1.28 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to bring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming to at-risk youth in South Carolina.
The US Play Coalition recognized and honored play innovators and researchers during the 2018 Conference on the Value of Play: The Many Faces of Play on April 10 at Clemson University. Each year, the US Play Coalition, a national organization based in Clemson, funds both action and research grants. Since the conferences began 9 years […]
CLEMSON — The U.S. Play Coalition presented the inaugural Joe L. Frost Award for Distinguished Research to its namesake – Joe L. Frost, the contemporary father of play advocacy – during the coalition’s 2017 Conference on the Value of Play April 4 at Clemson University. The award recognizes a body of exceptional research that has […]
In furthering its commitment to the university’s diversity and cultural awareness initiatives, Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute (YLI) has established a new international program and hired its first director of international programs.
The camper was standing off to the side after the day’s program at Adventure Summer Camp, watching other kids free-play and ride mountain bikes. Although camp was well underway, at times his hands still seemed to tap aimlessly by his side without a game controller to hold onto. Confused as to why this boy — […]
You can vote for these students now by “Liking” the Youth Leadership Academy’s “Can-struction” photo on Facebook.