COLUMBIA, SC (WBTW) – Ambassador Nikki Haley will chair The Original Six Foundation, the non-profit organization she founded in 2011 while governor of South Carolina.
The Original Six Foundation announced on Tuesday that Haley will return to chair the foundation’s board, according to a press release.
Nicki Hood, of Columbia, was announced as the foundation’s executive director and Nick Washington, also of Columbia, was promoted to program director.
The foundation also announced a new board, staff and programs.
“Currently, The O6 Foundation provides afterschool homework assistance to 4th through 8th grade students in Bamberg County at Richard Carroll Elementary School, in Clarendon County at Manning Junior High School, and in Union County at Jonesville Elementary and Middle School. Each program operates with two certified teachers and serves students Monday through Thursday,” states the release. “In addition to after school homework support, The O6 Foundation is piloting a kindergarten through 3rd grade literacy initiative in Barnwell County at Barnwell Primary School. The program provides tools and resources to over 700 students encouraging strong reading skills in early grades as the foundation for success in later years.”
“South Carolina’s children are our state’s future leaders. That’s why it’s so important that every single child feels they have the support system and resources they need to succeed. Regardless of where they are born, we want these kids to know all of us are here to lift them up and help them achieve greatness,” Haley said in the release.
For more information about The O6 Foundation, visit the organization’s website here.