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The South Carolina Higher Education Foundation (SC-HEF) designed the Know2 initiative to address the need for a pervasive education culture in South Carolina, based on two core principles:

  1. Know that in the world of today being highly educated is essential for economic success and a high quality of life.

  2. Know that being highly educated is possible for me, for my family, and for my community.

To this end, the SC-HEF developed Know2 prilot programs in three South Carolina counties:  Beaufort County, Cherokee County, and Malrboro County.

The Riley Center became involved through the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (CHE), developing and administering survey and research tools to gather public perception of higher education in these regions.  With the information gathered from these surveys, the SC-HEF and CHE were able to better focus the development of the program and its goals, and help overcome any negative perceptions of higher education from the community.

For more information, please visit the SC Higher Education Foundation, and the Commission on Higher Education.