The 2020 tax season is here, and United Way of Greenville County is committed to helping families and individuals in our community file for free.
Our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program has opened its 14th year with more than 50 volunteer-staffed sites across the Upstate. VITA provides free income tax preparation assistance to individuals and families with an annual household income of less than $60,000. Last year, VITA helped more than 13,000 people, returning over $18 million into the pockets of Upstate taxpayers. Appointments can be scheduled through fileforfree.org or our 2-1-1 resource line and continue through the filing deadline on April 15.
United Way has also partnered with H&R Block to offer MyFreeTaxes.com. This year, for the first time this self-prep tool is available to all taxpayers, regardless of income, to prepare and file their own simple federal and state tax returns for free online. MyFreeTaxes.com is powered by H&R Block's premium software and is easy to use, safe, mobile-friendly and 100 percent free.
To learn more about our VITA program, visit unitedwaygc.org/VITA. To schedule an appointment, head to fileforfree.org or dial 2-1-1.
Let your child experience Adventure Tech at Greenville Tech!
Summer day camps in STEM, culinary and more for 11-14 year olds
Pre-teens and young teens in Greenville County can explore career pathways at Greenville Technical College this summer. In addition to STEM and Culinary camps, we’ve added game development, drones and much more! Rising 6th through 8th graders are invited to explore these fun, hands-on learning experiences taught by leaders in the field. We’ve added a new half-day model allowing you to enroll your child in two camps per week, morning and afternoon.
Save the Date! Adventure Tech 2020 will run from June 15 to July 30.
Early-bird registration begins February 17.
Open registration begins March 3.
Contact: Lyndia Chiles @ (864) 250-3617 or Lyndia.Chiles@gvltec.edu
The Bradshaw Institute of Prisma Health Children's Hospital will be at Greenville Early College during the school day on March 6th to administer the CDC recommended adolescent vaccinations. A packet with additional information will be coming home with your student soon. If you would like your child to participate, please be sure to complete the forms in the packet and return them to the school nurse.
Greenville Technical College's Division of Economic Development & Corporate Training (EDCT) is offering the Workforce Pathways Grant (WPG) for a limited time to eligible applicants. It covers the cost of class tuition for eligible GTC continuing education workforce training courses for a limited time or until funds are expended.
Applicants must be a current resident of South Carolina and meet certain criteria to be eligible. Join us for a WPG Information Session to learn more about guidelines, the application process, and the complete list of eligible courses. We look forward to seeing you there!
Parent BackPack account provides parents, guardians, or contacts with a central place to sign in to do the following:
Please note the Parent BackPack account is replacing the Parent Portal.
School-based Health Centers make getting medical care as simple as walking down the hall!
What are the advantages of school-based health centers (SBHC)?
Your SBHC will be staffed on Fridays; however Telehealth will be available 5 days a week.
Please fill out the SBHC packet (Spanish version) and return to your child’s teacher, school nurse, or at the front office. These forms will allow your child to be seen in the SBHC anytime throughout the school year.