Things are getting real for our new Scholars on Campus students who will start heading to campus any day now! These three students recently stopped by to pick up their new laptops, a perk for our first-year college students. We want to make sure they have all the tools they need for a successful transition to campus.
Our Summer Scholars had a special treat this year thanks to two Facility Partners who came in to hold special enrichment sessions for our students. Thanks to the Durham hand embroidery group and OLLI's basket weaving teachers for helping our students learn new crafts!
Our rising first-year college students recently had the chance to attend an overnight Leaders in Transition retreat with other students from @pyodurham, @studentudurham and @elon_academy held at @nccueagle. This was a chance to spend time with their peers and reflect on their upcoming transition to college, with plenty of fun and challenging lessons to help them prepare!
A highlight of Drama Camp is always the day that the cast list gets posted. Campers are anxious to see if they've been cast in their coveted role and their excitement is infectious!
Our halls are filled with music, dance, yoga, art and more... That can only mean one thing -- it's time for Drama Camp! The Justice Theater Project is back for another great year of guiding these budding thespians toward an amazing finale production at the end of two weeks. What's on tap for this year? Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!
A highlight for our basketball campers is always the visits from Duke players. This week, we've enjoyed visits from @dukewbb players @mikayla_niyel and @haleygorecki and @dukembb players @javin, @trejones03, and @no_jooo. Thanks for taking the time to come talk to our campers and answer all their questions -- from favorite books to most points scored in a game.
Basketball Camp is now officially underway! Day one saw skill-building, scrimmages, and a special visit from Duke Men's Basketball players Jordan Goldwire and Alex O'Connell. Bring on the rest of the week!
Welcome to the Class of 2023! Our newest Scholars to College students have been at the Center this week for their first boot camp. In addition to learning all about the program and what awaits them, they have been spending time getting to know each other through a variety of team building activities, like the 'Pingo' (people Bingo) game pictured here.
Things are heating up (quite literally!) in Summer Scholars! Our 7th and 8th graders have been busy perfecting their experiments for the science fair they working on. Several plastic cups may or may not have been harmed in this process...
This is Jasmine, one of the members of our very first class of graduates! Last week she paid us a visit while in town and our excitement was truly next level. Today, Jasmine is in her fourth year of teaching and coaching cheer in Chattanooga. She is also pursuing her doctorate in educational leadership at Trevecca Nazarene University. Keep being amazing, Jasmine!! 🤩#soproud
Our Class of 2019 was our largest to date -- 34 students! Yet of all those students, only one will be headed out-of-state for school in just a few short weeks. Marcus will head to Emory University in Atlanta this fall to study nursing. He will be our second student to become an Eagle, joining third-year student Axel!
It's #ThrowbackThursday and we're throwing it back to our Mother's Day Ball! This year's event was our best ever, raising nearly $500,000 for the Center! Thanks to our wonderful committee, generous sponsors, and fabulous attendees for making it a night we won't soon forget.
Ladies and gentlemen, the Class of 2018!!
And we’re underway! #EKCMayMarch
Our seniors enjoy a few minutes with Coach K before the festivities begin. #EKCMayMarch
It’s almost showtime! #EKCMayMarch
We can hardly handle today's #ThrowbackThursday. Check out Bolu, who started at the Center as a 3rd grader and will now be enrolling at UNCG this fall! Congratulations, Bolu!
Happiest of birthdays to our Founder, Board Chair, and Chief College Sweatshirt Distributor. We hope this year is your best yet, Coach K!
Hats off to 2018! On behalf of everyone at the Emily K Center, we wish you a wonderful and joyous year!
For us, this is the most wonderful time of the year because college acceptances start to come in, and we are excited to announce our very first for the Class of 2018. Jessica will be headed to @wellesleycollege next fall! Join us in congratulating Jessica! We couldn't be prouder.
An (almost) #WordlessWednesday...
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! We would shout it from the rooftops if we could -- thanks to each and every one of you who helped make this our most successful #GivingTuesday ever! We exceeded our goal of 100 shares across Facebook and Twitter and earned every dollar in the matching gift challenge thanks to more than 50 donors (including 13 brand new supporters)! In total, #GivingTuesday raised more than $17,000 for the Center and was a huge success. Thank you for taking time out of your day to #shareEKC.
It’s #GivingTuesday and we need you to #shareEKC and help us win up to $5,000 in challenge gifts! At the Emily K Center, we are helping students achieve their dreams of getting a college education. Today, we celebrate their successes while also working to further the impact we can make for these incredible young people, and we need your help! What can you do? 1) Share this post! Help us reach 100 shares so we can unlock a $1,000 challenge gift to support our students. 2) Make a gift! Thanks to a generous donor, gifts made today will be matched! First time donors will have their gift double matched! Visit www.emilyk.org/donate to make your gift today.
It's almost here! #GivingTuesday is tomorrow! We have great challenges on tap, so make sure to check our first posts of the day and help us earn up to $5,000. If you haven't yet, check out our website and tool kit, full of resources to help you #shareEKC. http://ow.ly/4Dr830gL70G