The Cool and the Strong Program

logo image for The Cool and the Strong

Join us Sunday, August 6, for an exciting 2-hour educational programming extravaganza including the premiere of “The Cool and the Strong”!

Are you ready to embark on an exciting back-to-school adventure like never before? Get ready to immerse yourself in the captivating world of "The Cool and the Strong" as we bring you an extraordinary 2-hour educational programming block that will leave you inspired and believing in the power of dreams.

Tune in August 6, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. for the highly anticipated premiere episode of "The Cool and the Strong." Step into the shoes of Magic Strong, a bright but struggling new student, as he navigates his first day of school, makes friends with classmates Rex and Reva, and discovers the magic within himself with some inspiration from the Gamecocks very own, Coach Shane Beamer. Get ready to be captivated by their journey filled with friendship, learning, and a touch of magic.

Stay tuned at 4:30 p.m. for “Lights, Camera, Education: Behind the Scenes of The Cool and the Strong” as we give you a glimpse into the making of the show. Discover the secrets and creativity that go into bringing this magical world to life. From the talented cast and crew to the inspiration education plays, you'll witness firsthand the dedication and passion poured into every aspect of this production.

We then invite to you join us at 5:00 p.m. for “You Can!  A South Carolina Education Town Hall”, an hour-long discussion that dives into some themes explored in "The Cool and the Strong". Hear from notable panelists such as South Carolina Superintendent of Education, Ellen Weaver, Rashawn Aaron, founder of The Village Educational Services, as well as educators and students as they explore the power of dreams, the importance of education, and the magic of community support.

Don't miss out on this extraordinary two-hour educational experience! Make sure to set your alarms, gather your friends and family, and join us August 6, beginning at 4:00 p.m. on your local ETV station (or stream live here) for an unforgettable event that will leave you inspired and believing in the power of education.