World Affairs Council of Hilton Head

COmmunity Impact

Harold Hauer Outreach Programs

Board President Lee Wilwerding and May River High School students.

Harold Hauer was a longtime member of the World Affairs Council and a staunch supporter of our Outreach Programs involving the students of the Beaufort County School System. Harold looked at these programs as WACHH’s investment in the future.  Many of you share this same vision by your willing financial support of these two programs, Academic WorldQuest (AWQ) and Model United Nations (MUN).

Academic WorldQuest is a program sponsored by the World Affairs Council of America.  While it is an optional program for the various World Affairs Councils to participate in, WACHH opted to join in 2012 and today this program is operating in all six of the Beaufort County High Schools.  We have been pleased with the participation by the schools and it is particularly rewarding to watch these young students invest the time necessary to compete locally and nationally.  May River HS, the newest Beaufort County HS, won the 2018 local competition.  In talking with the May River Coach, a former Battery Creek basketball coach, he was looking forward to teasing the various athletic coaches at May River that the first trophy in the new trophy cases was won by the "Nerds" and not the "Jocks."  Read more

The Model UN program is a Beaufort County Schools program that we support.  Over the past few years this has been purely financial support to defray expenses at the Statesboro Regional Competition for Bluffton HS.  We've added the Beaufort HS program and currently we are supporting the four high schools running this program.  For 2020 we are taking our support up a few notches thanks to your willingness to mentor these young students on the nuances of the countries that they have been assigned as their focus.  This is clearly a new venture that we are excited about and are thankful to all of you who have volunteered to be Mentors. Read More

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