About BE GREAT Academy

For the past 12 years, BE GREAT Academy has provided high quality out of school programming for youth throughout the state of South Carolina. Building upon the values and principles that have sustained the Boys & Girls Clubs movement for the last 159 years, BE GREAT Academy delivers a specialized curriculum that helps members grow and learn in a safe, positive & inclusive environment.

Our lineup of award-winning programs & initiatives address today’s most pressing youth issues, teaching young people the skills they need to succeed in school & in life.  BE GREAT Academy curriculum is designed to build resiliency and divert negative peer pressure by allowing members to practice leadership, community service, civic engagement and long –term goal setting.

BE GREAT Academy is powered by local Boys & Girls Clubs organizations that are dedicated to investing back into their communities.  By creating partnerships and establishing relationships with schools, school districts, local government, businesses and other organizations, BE GREAT Academy can provide programming at the highest standard of excellence while maintaining a local identity that is both accepting and unique.


To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.