The 17th HGTV Dream Home on Kiawah Island has tours available today and several days next month.

Ticket proceeds will benefit Communities In Schools of the Charleston Area.

In addition to today, tours are available March 1-3 and 8-10.

On Sundays, the tours are noon-5 p.m.; all other days are 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. The last tour is at 4 p.m.

Those taking the tour will view the inside of the HGTV Dream Home 2013 at Indigo Park on the island.

The HGTV Dream Home 2013 grand prize package, including the fully furnished home, a 2013 GMC Acadia Denal® and $500,000, is valued at more than $2.2 million, and will be given away to a winner once the tours end.

Tour tickets are $20; guests are asked to reserve a tour date online when tickets are purchased.

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Communities In Schools is a national dropout prevention organization.

On the local level, Communities In Schools of the Charleston Area provides support to more than 10,700 students in 23 schools in Charleston and Berkeley Counties.

During the 2011-12 school year, it provided intense services to almost 1,100 children. Of those students, 93 percent of seniors graduated and 96 percent of students were promoted to the next grade.

To learn more about Communities in Schools’ dropout prevention program, visit