Literacy Programs

Barnwell County
Kelly Edwards Elementary School
Barnwell Middle School
Barnwell High School

Countywide literacy initiative through the Fountas and Pinnell benchmark, assessment, and intervention kits to be used throughout a regular school day, during after school programs, and during summer reading camps.


Dillon County
Ruby Rose Boys and Girls Youth Center

We are assisting this program’s literacy effort by donating books to their monthly reading sessions. They serve all 4k students in Dillon County once per month and read the students a book. Our foundation will be providing the books monthly for the program and assisting in securing mentors to visit on a monthly basis.  Total students served – 275 students monthly.


Marion County
Palmetto Middle School

Leveled Text
We purchased leveled text which will be used throughout the regular school day in six ELA classrooms, during after school programs and summer reading camps.  All students at the school will benefit from this purchase resulting in the total reach being over 500 students.

Reading Interventionists
The foundation is providing 2 reading interventionists 3 days per week for students who need a little help.


Marlboro County
Bookmobile through Marian Wright Edelman Library

Sometimes our foundation serves as connectors to outside resources in order to get a project accomplished.  We were happy to make the connection to the distributor in Germany for the library and help guide them through the process.


Marlboro County
Marian Wright Edelman Librbary

964 Books Donated

Written By Guest Blogger: Bobbie Grooms, Director of Marian Wright Edelman Library

books in boxes

The Original Six Foundation donated nearly $2,500.00 dollars in Scholastic books to the Marian Wright Edelman Public Library last month. Box after box was opened to reveal hundreds of Juvenile Fiction books that will be used in early childhood literacy efforts throughout Marlboro County.

Each year, the library devotes a significant amount of time developing early literacy initiatives for the community. We partner with local head start centers, daycares, schools and many other organizations to help meet the educational needs of the youth in Bennettsville, Blenheim, Clio, McColl and Wallace.

books on shelves

In an effort to encourage a love of learning and reading, the library aims to provide a set of books to each child that participates in our programming. In the past, we have given bookcases filled with books to our head start graduates, book bags to summer reading participants, and even sets of books to individual library participants. This year, we gave 96 book bags to McColl and Blenheim head start graduates and plan to award summer readers in the same fashion.

We are so grateful to have donors like the Original Six Foundation. These donations make it possible to continue providing these books year after year, free of charge, to the future of our community. For that, we want to say thank you!

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