Hilton Head Islands, South Carolina
— August 24, 2015 — Today, the Islands Society announced that the South Carolina Barrier Islands Society has been officially renamed the Sea Islands Society.
“Our decision to rename the South Carolina Barrier Islands Society is a natural extension of recent changes to our mission, which is to respect, inspire, and empower the residents of the barrier islands of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina,” says Cheryl Walsh, the Director of the Sea Islands Society. “When we made the decision to expand our geographic focus to include Florida and Georgia, the South Carolina Barrier Islands Society no longer accurately reflected the full extent of the island communities that we aim to serve.”
In the coming months, the Sea Islands Society will be launching a number of new initiatives, including the 2016-2017 Sea Islands NexGen Artists and the 2016-2017 South Carolina Security Scholars.
About the Sea Islands Society
The Sea Islands Society (SeaSoc) is committed to respecting, inspiring, and empowering the residents of the barrier islands of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. A constituent society of the Islands Society, SeaSoc is currently developing a number of important initiatives, including projects related to women, next generation leaders, and the Gullah community.
About the Islands Society
The Islands Society is an independent, non-partisan, non-governmental organization that develops and implements projects that inspire and empower islanders around the world. These projects are currently organized around two main themes: community projects and next generation leaders. The society’s community projects center on ten issue areas, including charity, conservation, democracy, disaster relief, education, equality, health, innovation, security, and sustainability. Meanwhile, the society’s next generation leader projects help artists, athletes, chefs, incubators, musicians, policymakers, storytellers, and technologists realize their full potential on the world stage.