Our foundation provides several opportunities to equip and empower young adults throughout South Carolina. Learn more about our programs below.
Virtual Mentorship Program
Our Emerging IT Leaders (E.I.T.L.) mentorship program is designed to mentor college students and other young adults with aspirations in the IT field. The Developing Leaders in IT (D.L.I.T.) mentorship program is designed for high school seniors transitioning to college with scholarships awarded to a few of the top candidates completing the program. Mentors are seasoned IT professionals and we have a counselor on staff with a degree in counseling to advise mentees.
Scholarships & Grants
The Ron Howell Foundation Scholarship & Grant Fund provides scholarships to high school 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 South Carolina 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.