Our foundation provides several opportunities to equip and empower young adults throughout South Carolina. Learn more about our programs below.
Virtual Mentorship Program
Our Future IT Professionals virtual mentorship program is designed to mentor high school seniors, college students and other young adults with aspirations in the IT field. All mentoring sessions are free and conducted via Zoom or telephone. Mentors are seasoned IT professionals and must complete background checks in order to serve as mentors. We also have a counselor on staff to counsel mentees.
The Developing Leaders in IT (D.L.I.T.) is a 6-month program designed for rising high school seniors with scholarships awarded to a couple of the top candidates completing the program.
Scholarships & Grants
The Ron Howell Foundation Scholarship & Grant Fund provides scholarships to high school graduates (such as F12 Program Graduates) and IT professionals enrolled in undergraduate and graduate studies. Funds also contribute to our future endowment goals. Occasionally, small grants are provided to STEM programs, competitions, and other activities that promote IT leadership development.
Facilitated internships with local businesses and organizations will be coordinated by the foundation in the future.
Career & Symposium Panels
Our career symposiums and workshops include breakout sessions covering topics in information technology, business administration, project management, business analysis, and process improvement are hosted by the foundation and/or partners. Most events are held with guest panel speakers.
SC Emerging IT Leaders Meetup
Our SCEITL discussion group for young adults primarily between the ages of 21-35 provides support for those looking to move into or are already working in IT leadership/management positions. Activities consist of learning/networking sessions with seasoned IT professionals from different organizations in South Carolina discussing their IT leadership and management experiences. Volunteers from the discussion group are also developed to sharpen individual skills while equipping them to give back to the foundation's cause in the community.