Local Youth Celebrate "A Place to Become"

The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club Week is a national initiative that raises awareness of the ways the Boys and Girls Clubs of America create Great Futures for youth. Locally, Clubs host activities to show how they support local kids and the community. The Boys and Girls Club of Greenville County will be having a number of activities happening at The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center.

This year’s theme is “A Place to Become.” The Greenville community is invited to join more than 4,100 Clubs across the nation in its effort to illustrate the impact everyday Club moments can have on the positive futures of millions of America’s youth. The effort calls attention to the importance of providing children and teens with new programs around STEM, computer science and college and career readiness. The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Greenville will host activities that highlight the many ways that the Club is empowering the next generation of leaders.

The week's festivities are as follows:

STEM Bridge Building Contest: Monday, April 9

Wiffle Ball and Kick Ball Tournament: Tuesday, April 10

Drama and Golf Club: Wednesday, April 11

STEM Zipline & Art Projects: Thursday, April 12

Swim Lessons: Monday through Thursday

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Greenville County annually serves 400+ children and youth from all walks of life, but many are considered at risk due to poverty, grades, factors in the home, and more. The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club is an affiliate of the National Boys and Girls Club of America. The trained staff and volunteers at the Club are devoted to helping these Greenville County children change their lives for the better and have done so since the Club started in 1938. The Great Futures Campaign encourages the local community to get involved with The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club to help make a difference by volunteering, advocating, and donating.

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