The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands is proud to operate THE BE GREAT ACADEMY after school programs throughout the Midlands of South Carolina. The Be Great Academy provides a diverse offering of programs that meet the interests of all young people. Core programs use developmentally appropriate activities to build physical, emotional, social and cultural competencies in youth. We offer programs with a purpose in an affordable, safe, fun environment. Our programs revolve around 5 core areas of focus:
Character & Leadership Development Programs in Character & Leadership Development empower youth to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and others’ cultural identities.
Health & Life Skills Programs in Health & Life Skills develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.
Sports, Fitness & Recreation Programs in Sports, Fitness & Recreation develop fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment and social skills.
Education & Career Development Programs in Education & Career Development enable youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, apply learning to everyday situations and embrace technology to achieve success in a career.
The Arts Programs in The Arts enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing.