Georgetown RISE Youth Corps



The CCU United Nations Centre for Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development – Georgetown will support a scientific/research-based perspective, while engaging a place for productive dialog and collaboration on sustainability, enable a process for incubating student engagement and cultivating professional talent, and encourage participation and outreach related to sustainable development as a way of thinking and acting.


Our Youth Corps initiative is a high-impact, transformative learning program centered on giving students real-life skills and experiences in Georgetown County with an integrated teaching/learning component that links county goals to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. The Youth Corps is intended to contribute to our industry and public institutions, and also to inspire a new generation of professionals in our county to live, work, and play here. Students will work on a project or internship in the county as designated by county leaders, public and private, for a pre-specified amount of credits that fit within their curriculum. This would be combined with a class led by CCU instructor(s) with special lectures from county leaders on sustainable development and coastal resilience. For more information or to apply, click here.

Class on a Kayak


Continuing Partnerships: UN Youth Corps internship program is extended for three years

Coastal Carolina University and the Bunnelle Foundation recently signed a three-year agreement to continue a program in which students work with public and private entities in paid internships in Georgetown County. The United Nations Georgetown RISE Youth Corps initiative is a high impact, transformative internship program centered on giving students real life skills and experiences in […]

Happy Holidays from Georgetown RISE!

Thank you to everyone who joined us this year in working toward a resilient, sustainable Georgetown County. We have a lot to be grateful for and to celebrate. We have created our first-ever quarterly newsletter to share some of our accomplishments from 2018. Have a wonderful holiday season and best wishes for the New Year!

Plantersville Community Event: Interactive Workshop on Planning for Flooding

Planning to manage flooding should include all community perspectives. This interactive workshop is an opportunity to discuss the issue of flooding in Plantersville, Georgetown County. Participants will simulate community planning and decision making in small groups. Feedback from this workshop will be shared in a report to the general public and county leaders. This is […]

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