Greenwood

M. John Heydel Selected as the Recipient of the 2018 Healthy Learners Champion for Children Award

Healthy Learners announced M. John Heydel as the recipient of the 2018 Healthy Learners Champion for Children Award.  The Healthy Learners Champion for Children Award recognizes and honors an individual who has served as an advocate for children and brought attention to the needs of underserved children in the community through his volunteer time, financial […]

Posted on October 17th, 2018


National Nurse Week

National School Nurse Day, also known as School Nurse Day, is celebrated during National Nurse Week, which runs annually from May 6 to May 12. May 6 is celebrated as National Nurses Day , while May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale is celebrated worldwide as International Nurses Day. The Wednesday between May 6 and May 12 of […]

Posted on May 7th, 2018


Thank You Nurses and Providers – Recognizing Our Most Active Partners

  Founded in 1992 through a collaborative effort between several community partners, Healthy Learners has always been about collaboration. Collaboration is a core value of Healthy Learners and collaboration with our partners is still key. We simply couldn’t provide children with access to quality health care without school nurses, health care providers and supporters. Each […]

Posted on April 4th, 2018


Healthy Insights from Healthy Learners: Healthy Learners Students Share Their Success Stories

In 25 years, Healthy Learners has provided more than 59,000 vision, dental, medication and other health related services to more than 12,600 individual students across South Carolina on its mission for healthy children, better students and thriving communities. The latest issue of the Healthy Insights from Healthy Learners newsletter shares the story of four of those students who Healthy Learners […]

Posted on April 4th, 2018


National Children’s Dental Health Month

“The February 2018 National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) is brought to you by the ADA and Crest + Oral B. This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others.” (American Dental […]

Posted on February 12th, 2018


Thanksgiving 5K Race Benefits Healthy Learners Greenwood and Other Local Charities

Approximately 250 runners participated in the Thanksgiving Race to be Thankful 5K, hosted by the Church of the Resurrection for the second year.  The race took participants on a scenic, 3.1-mile route through the Gatewood Community. The event raised money for local charities such as the Food Bank of Greenwood and Healthy Learners. Click Here to read the article […]

Posted on November 29th, 2017


2017 Adult Spelling Bee Coming Soon!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 pm Emerald High School Gym Registration Forms and Fees due September 15th For more information contact Becky McIntosh at 864.993.6501 The Friends of Healthy Learners Greenwood are happy to report that the Adult Spelling Bee will take place on Tuesday, September 26th at Emerald High School Gym, from 6:30 – 8:30 […]

Posted on July 28th, 2017


February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM).  Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. NCDHM messages and materials have reached millions of people in communities across the country. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental […]

Posted on February 1st, 2017


Healthy Learners Partners with SC Department of Health and Human Services in Greenwood

Healthy Learners is pleased to announce a partnership with the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services for the purchase and provision of case management and related services in Greenwood County.

Posted on October 31st, 2016


Greenwood Adult Spelling Bee Raises $27,000 for Healthy Learners

“Psoriasis.” The word sent a shock wave of groans and laughter through the gym of Emerald High School, where 49 teams of adults from schools and organizations across Greenwood County gathered for the 2nd Annual Friends of Healthy Learners Adult Spelling Bee. The event raised over $27,000 for Healthy Learners Greenwood, which provides access to […]

Posted on September 8th, 2016


Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas Supports Healthy Learners

Healthy Learners Greenwood received a check in the amount of $5,000 from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas.  The check was presented by Mr. Brooks Whittington, a local McDonalds Restaurant Owner.  Healthy Learners thanks Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas for their support!

Posted on November 20th, 2015


Adult Spelling Bee a Success in Greenwood

The Friends of Healthy Learners Greenwood is happy to report that the Adult Spelling Bee was a success.  The Spelling Bee took place on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at Emerald High School.  The winners are: 1st Place – Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church 2nd Place – First Greenwood ARP Church 3rd Place – The […]

Posted on September 30th, 2015


10-year Celebration for Healthy Learners Employees

Healthy Learners would like to thank Alice Balentine, Elaine Copeland, Dee Newell, Shelley Thomas, and Gwen Walker.  All are celebrating their 10th year with Healthy Learners this year.  “Today we recognized each of you as trailblazers in your local communities.  A decade ago you accepted the call to service.  You serve as the hands and […]

Posted on September 29th, 2015


Ballentine Car Sales Benefit Local Nonprofits

Buying a new car in August at Ballentine Ford & Toyota in Greenwood, SC helped local nonprofits, like Healthy Learners Greenwood.  Healthy Learners thanks Ballentine Ford & Toyota  and the new car buyers that selected Healthy Learners as recipients of the proceeds.  Click here to read the article .

Posted on September 23rd, 2015


Friends of Healthy Learners Greenwood Announces Adult Spelling Bee

An adult Spelling Bee benefiting Healthy Learners Greenwood will take place on September 29, 2015.                                                                                                                September 29, 2015 Click Here to Download Registration Form & Sponsorship Form Click Here to Download Spelling Bee Flyer  What is an Adult Spelling Bee? •    A fast-paced competition with 36 teams of 4 […]

Posted on July 29th, 2015


Celebrate School Nurses on National School Nurse Day

Today, May 6th, is National School Nurse Day.  Since 1972, National School Nurse Day has been set aside to recognize school nurses.  National School Nurse Day was established to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational setting.  National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurse […]

Posted on May 6th, 2015


Healthy Learners Launches Speakers Bureau

Healthy Learners is pleased to announce the development of its Speakers Bureau and we are available to speak to the community about our services. The Healthy Learners Speakers Bureau is composed of staff and volunteers who represent our programs at community, professional, educational, and other public and private venues.  The Speakers Bureau is a free […]

Posted on April 23rd, 2015


Healthy Learners Benefits from High School Senior’s Book Project

Thank you to Greenwood High School senior Mary Beth Grant for donating books to United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties, through her community service project.  As a United Way partnering agency, Healthy Learners is grateful to be included as a recipient of books. Grant’s love for books is providing an opportunity to help others.  […]

Posted on March 11th, 2015


Greenwood County Community Indicators Project

Healthy Learners Greenwood is vital to making Greenwood a healthy community (click on the link below to read magazine article). Greenwood – the lifestyle magazine of greenwood county (NovDec 2014)  

Posted on December 23rd, 2014


Greenwood Community Meeting and Listening Session

The American Veterans Auditorium in the Greenwood County Library was the location of a Community Meeting hosted by Healthy Learners, the Healthy Learners Board of Trustees and Friends of Healthy Learners Greenwood, in conjunction with a Listening Session hosted by the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina on August 27, 2014. The purpose of […]

Posted on September 2nd, 2014