STEAM Garden Spartanburg

In February 2017 Kelsey was one of five who met with artist and musician Daniel Zongrone to help with his application to the ArtsXcelerator Grant to support his idea of an interactive and educational community garden for the Southside of Spartanburg. 

If you are interested in getting involved with the STEAM Garden you can email Daniel at zongroned@gmail.com. Read the op-ed published in the Spartanburg Herald Journal for more information.

Success Initiative

Originally, Success Initiative was a student-led, projects-based scholarship organization at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC that was funded by the Gibbs Scholarship. The program enabled many students to afford the tuition and it gave them the space to be creative and innovative with a group of 60+ driven students that came from all walks of life. Kelsey was an active member during her four years at Wofford and was the Student Director of Accountability for two semesters.   

Now, Success Initiative is in the process of being registered as a 501(c)(3) organization for high school students in Upstate, SC focused on coordinating community projects related to STEAM education in a makerspace setting. The non-profit is being housed out of Project Hub Spartanburg, which was founded by fellow Wofford and Success Initiative graduate Laney Alverson. 

Some of the current Success Initiative interns in front of Project Hub Spartanburg.

The original SI graphic element (left) and the new SI logo (right), which was created by one of the interns.

SI Bots team 6961

Success Initiative hosts a Spartanburg County wide robotics team at Project Hub since no team exists at the high school level. The SI Bots competed at the regional First Robotics competition in Myrtle Beach, SC the first week of March 2018. 

Pictured to the right: coach Deb Ezell (STEAM Teacher at Chesness High), mentor Laney Alverson, and team members from Dorman and Chesnee High.

All are welcome! 

Email amoalf@gmail.com to find out more. 

Where will I show up next? 

©2017 by Kelsey Leahy

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This website was funded in part by Chapman Cultural Center, its donors, the County and City of Spartanburg and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC.