September 08, 2023
Goose Creek, SC - Goose Creek High received a special gift when a group of community advocates swung by to drop off some school supplies.
Employees at Trident Medical Center, Live Oak Mental Health & Wellness and DavisJones Consulting Group LLC recently joined forces to hold a school supplies drive for Goose Creek High. Those supplies have now been delivered and will help provide classroom support for Goose Creek High’s teachers and students.
Chrystal Wilson, director of the Trident Cancer Center and a member of the hospital’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee, said the event was a reminder of the benefits of working together toward a common goal.She joined others from Trident Medical Center as they delivered notebooks, crayons, note pads, pens, pencils and other needed supplies to Goose Creek High School.
“There are many of us at Trident Medical Center, and our sister facilities like Moncks Corner Medical Center, who grew up in Berkeley County, went to school here, and now call it home,” she said. “The sense of family in the community is strong.It’s important for us to join our partners in education in making it stronger for everyone so that all of our students have an opportunity to succeed.”
Goose Creek High offers a number of career and technical education pathways to engage its students in real-world experiences through apprenticeships, work-based learning and internships. During the delivery of the supplies, Goose Creek High School administrators joined representatives from Trident Medical Center to discuss the school’s Healthcare Careers Pathway program and how both can partner in creating new opportunities for students.
Principal Will Wilson said community partnerships are paramount for supporting students.
“It’s important for our schools to have community partners like Trident Medical Center, Live Oak Mental Health & Wellness and DavisJones Consulting,” he said.“It helps our students connect with area businesses and expand their awareness of the skills required to work in the many and varied businesses in Berkeley County.”
Berkeley County School District Superintendent Dr. Anthony Dixon extended his thanks to Trident Medical Center, especially Chrystal Wilson, Lisa Blackwell and Avis Shorters for organizing the hospital’s school supplies drive and delivering the supplies; Live Oak Mental Health & Wellness; and DavisJones Consulting group for thinking of Goose Creek High.
“Thank you for this generous donation,” he said. “It will definitely help offset the cost of school supplies for families and teachers, and subsequently help meet the needs of our students.”