In these unsettling times, we look to the young people of this country to provide hope for the future. That is one reason that the local Boys & Girls Clubs are so crucial to the destiny of our city. These young people will help determine if Charlotte will be a world-class city – a place that provides opportunity for all its citizens.
The Boys & Girls Club members who attend college will have the skills to not only improve their own lives, but also the lives of other Charlotteans. Many Club members have the desire and determination to pursue a college education, but do not have the economic opportunity to do so.
Philip Moore was a senior at Cochrane Collegiate Academy who had a dream of pursuing higher education at Central Piedmont Community College. He applied for a scholarship through the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, a group of dedicated volunteers who have raised funds for and supported scores of students in their academic endeavors since 2002.
On March 20, 2019, Philip died unexpectantly. As his parents Benjamin and Yvonne Moore grieved this tremendous loss, remembering him as “an artistic, athletic, respectful young man,” they decided to raise their own funds to provide a “BRIDGE TO THE FUTURE” scholarship in Philip’s name to other teens.
“We want the Philip Andrew Moore Scholarship to provide assistance to young adults who will be attending college, an opportunity Philip did not have,” said his mother at the Women’s Auxiliary’s September meeting when she presented a check for more than $4,000 to Major Wilma Mason. “We raised this money with volunteers working at Clemson University football games, yard sales, barbeques, and donations from those who wanted to honor our son.”