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The RAM Foundation

PO Box 23826

Columbia, SC 29224​

Phone: 803.479.3373

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A summer 2021 visit to the Columbia Fire Station Museum to encourage appreciation for first responders and fire safety.

The Reading Arts Mathematics Summer Enrichment Program — anchor program of the RAM Foundation — begins the first week immediately after the dismissal of the local school systems and continues for six weeks. This free program, in its 13th year, is a haven during the summer months for children left alone without proper food or supervision and helps students meet state and local standards in core academic subjects.
The RAM Foundation’s efforts in health and wellness divert obstacles to academic and social growth. They offer activities to combat obesity and to improve the conduct and attitudes of students inside and outside of the school through the arts. “We must locate our lost children — because of the lack of technological support, children have fallen behind,” states Mrs. Deitra Stover Matthews, CEO. “But with innovative ways, struggling children become excited about learning and school again.”