Music and Literacy Work in Harmony

Greenwood Elementary School in Florence, SC will offer a series of writing and literacy programs for their students featuring author and artist Kimberly Roberts. Roberts has written an informational book about the Caribbean titled Jammin’ Geography – Caribbean Cruise that will use music and literacy to help students learn about a different culture. SC Humanities supported this program with a Fast Track Literary Grant.

Kimberly Roberts will present a three-day residency to sixth grade students and will present at a school assembly for the entire school on February 26, featuring a steel band and educational information from her book. She will also present a parent workshop on promoting literacy at the school’s “Night at the Museum” event on March 2, 2020.

Kimberly Roberts is a South Carolina based International Artist-in-residence with extensive teaching and performance experience.  During her 20+ years as a teaching artist, she has been invited to teach and perform at more than 350 schools, as well as dozens of libraries, child development centers, festivals, and Arts camps throughout her state of South Carolina, across the United States, and internationally.

The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer 21-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state.  It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 350,000 citizens annually.