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US Ed Dept Supporting Upstate SC High Risk Students

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If there is anything our high school students need right now, it’s assistance that will help them graduate in 2021.  Which seems like a long way away, but after what our 2020 graduates had to go through, time will almost certainly fly for these kids, as well.

Mike Switzer interviews Dr. Edward Anderson, executive director for OnTrack Greenville, a program of the United Way of Greenville County.  The program just received a U.S. Department of Education grant to support its collaborative effort to keep under-resourced youth on the path to high school graduation and post-secondary success.

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After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.