About Our Partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America
The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of North and South Carolina, for over 85 years have been offering programs and services that exemplify and actively practice Christian principles. Our Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs create an accepting, positive and challenging environment where young people of every background, circumstance, race, creed and religion have a safe place to learn and grow into productive Citizens.
The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs have the advantage of being part of two of the most effective and trusted national nonprofit organizations in the world; thereby, benefiting from the vast experience and mission of both of these great movements.
All Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club programs are based on a youth development strategy that builds character and self-confidence, and instills a sense of belonging, competence, usefulness and influence. Clubs offer daily access to a broad range of programs in six Core Program Areas:
- Education and Career Development
- Character and Leadership Development
- Health and Life Skills
- The Arts
- Sports, Fitness and Recreation
- Spiritual Development
Keeping Connected & Creating Bright Futures in Our Virtual Clubs!
To continue to support our Club members and families while our sites are closed, we are excited to announce the launch of our V-Club platform!
What is V-Club?
The V-Club is based on the standards of a Virtual Learning Environment. The V-Club is the virtual version of our Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs across North & South Carolina. At V-Club,
Club members can participate in fun programs and meaningful activities, and keep in touch with their leaders and friends, without leaving their homes through the use of YouTube and other great websites.
Club members will be able to participate each day and be able to engage with their Club Directors, staff and special guests with fun activities and programs to keep our
Club members connected, bodies active, brains learning and having fun.
Triple Play, Digital Literacy, DIY STEAM, and Healthy Habits are just some of the programs we are running virtually.
The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of North and South Carolina and the Carolina Panthers today announced a multi-year marketing partnership, generously underwritten by Transportation Insight, North America's leading supply chain management firm based in Hickory, N.C.
As part of the agreement, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of North and South Carolina become the presenting sponsor of the Carolina Panthers Kids Club. The Boys & Girls Clubs also receive promotional opportunities around the team's Keep Pounding Day, Football 101 event, and Play 60 Combine at Romare Bearden Park, among other promotional, experiential and hospitality, and fundraising opportunities.
"The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs cannot thank Transportation Insight enough for making this partnership a reality," said Wesley Sharpe, Executive Director of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of North and South Carolina. "The awareness that the Carolina Panthers can help bring our programs is unmatched, and the workforce development program will really benefit our club members. We believe when young people have access to quality opportunities that support workforce readiness, they are well-positioned for Great Futures."
In addition, the partnership creates a workforce development program for the club's children and youth. Prior to Panthers preseason and regular season home games, club members will tour Bank of America Stadium to learn about jobs from the box office to concessions to sports medicine and more. After the tour, club members will head to their seats to see the Panthers in action on the field.
"Underwriting this partnership was the right thing to do because the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of North and South Carolina helps so many underserved kids and their families in so many ways," said Paul Thompson, Founder and Chairman of Transportation Insight. "This is going to bring so much more attention to the valuable work that the Boys & Girls Clubs do, and the workforce development program has such a wide scope to reach so many young people. I look forward to watching the program unfold over the next few years.
The partnership supports the workforce development strategy of the Boys & Girls Clubs, which gives children a chance to explore careers, develops essential life skills, and provides opportunities to learn and demonstrate job skills in a real-world work experience.
"The Carolina Panthers are pleased to team with Transportation Insight and the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of North and South Carolina for this unique partnership," said Paul McGoohan, Vice President of Corporate Development for Tepper Sports & Entertainment. "Our strategic partnership platforms will help highlight the important work that the Boys & Girls Clubs do throughout the Carolinas."
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