Red Bank Elementary students visit Washington, D.C.

Red Bank Elementary

COLUMBIA (WACH) -- The Red Bank Elementary Business Mentor Program was presented to the House of Representatives on March 5, 2014 by South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson.

Students, business mentors, parents and teachers from Red Bank Elementary who participate in the program traveled to Washington, D.C. for an educational trip packed full of learning opportunities and new experiences. The students visited historic monuments, museums, participated in personalized tours and viewed a congressional meeting at the U.S. Capitol building.

The Business Mentor Program at Red Bank engages children in learning by connecting them with local business mentors in the Midlands community. Leaders from Michelin North America, Inc.â??s Lexington Manufacturing Site, Lexington Medical Center, Prysmian Group, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden and the South Carolina State Museum have impacted more than 100 students over the past three years by connecting the skills each student learns in the classroom to a professional environment.