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April Chaffins

April Chaffins was raised in Gaston, South Carolina. She is a rising junior at Lander University, where she is majoring in English with secondary education certification.  She is currently in Washington, D.C., participating in the USC Washington Semester Program.  She was one of 14 students chosen from the state of South Carolina to participate in this prestigious program.  As a participant in the USC program, April is required to do an internship, and her caring personality and passion for helping others led her to the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools® program.  She loves the program and is inspired to take what she learns back home with her to South Carolina.  She aspires to serve as a Servant Leader Intern at a CDF Freedom Schools site in South Carolina this summer.  Who knows, maybe she will start her own CDF Freedom Schools program in the near future!