Todd Bailey, Owner of R.T. Bailey Construction, Inc, pledged $35,250 to the campaign. The pledge is a commitment of $250 per house sold by R.T. Bailey Construction, Inc, the company developing the Milford Pines subdivision, that at completion, will house 141 homes in Greenwood. This pledge brings the Greenwood Promise closer to its Phase 1 goal of $5 million, which continues to provide post-secondary education to all students in Greenwood County.
The Greenwood Promise is an educational initiative aimed at increasing the economic growth of Greenwood County by promoting postsecondary education and thereby ensuring a skilled and educated workforce. The average number of Greenwood County students attending a post-secondary institution has risen to 71%, passing the state of South Carolina’s average, which is 69%.
This initiative enables Greenwood County to be a viable competitor in both industry and community attractiveness by promising all eligible Greenwood County high school graduates tuition assistance.
The program supports an associate’s degree and hopes to provide the opportunity for advancement to a four-year degree for those with the academic ability to succeed.
Submitted by K. Davenport