Every day The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs inspire their members. Whether encouraging young people to complete their homework, play sports or recreational activities, enter an art competition or have a healthy snack, Club staff know the important role they play in creating the wholesome environment kids need. The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs are National Affiliates of Boys & Girls Clubs of America and use the same award winning curriculum, but with the additional resources that are provided by Salvation Army programs, Officers, staff, and trained volunteers through Safe From Harm, and much more.
The United States is facing a national crisis with soaring high school drop-out rates, coupled with low fitness and high obesity within our young people. The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs are providing solutions to this national epidemic through homework help, engaging and fun nutritional tips, energizing sports and recreational activities and challenging academic programs. Throughout the nation, Clubs are reaching out to a generation at risk by providing positive guidance and exciting opportunities.
Bill Cosby... Jennifer Lopez... Michael Jordan... Brad Pitt... President Clinton... Jackie Joyner-Kersee... Martin Sheen... Neil Diamond... Denzel Washington. What do all of these people, and millions more throughout America, have in common? They are all alumni of Boys & Girls Clubs. While many Club alumni have achieved particular distinction in fields such as entertainment, business, politics and sports, the average alumnus is not famous. Most have achieved success by getting an education, raising a family, serving their country, pursuing a career or supporting the community.
Millions have benefited from belonging to a Boys & Girls Club. Based on research by Louis Harris & Associates, Club alumni have very strong feelings about their individual Club experiences:
For more than a century, Clubs have helped put young people on the path to great futures. Boys & Girls Clubs annually serve nearly 4 million young people, through membership and community outreach, in some 4,000 Club facilities throughout the country and BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide.
Unique Characteristics of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club
Boys & Girls Clubs provide young people with:
The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club is located at The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center at 424 Westfield Street, Greenville, SC, 29601. For more information please call 864-235-6047 or visitwww.krocgreenville.org.