Community Partners

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Crescent Region is proud to be a part of the community. Our partners help to ensure we are providing the best program and staff training possible.



BGCCR & ColaJazz have partnered together with the Aunty Karen Foundation & to bring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Afterschool Pilot Program to South Carolina. This series of lessons, concerts and workshops helps members learn about music, collaboration, creative writing and composition while growing an appreciation of jazz.


Colonial Life

Colonial Life volunteer mentors plan and implement a series of ten interactive Fun Fridays.  Once a month, members benefit from new, creative, activities and field trips.


Columbia Children’s Theater

Columbia Children’s’ Theatre and BGCCR are partnering together to bring live theatre to communities that may not otherwise have access. Not only do these performances bring the magic of theater to schools at no cost, the productions teach the values like sharing, cooperation, and responsibility.  This collaboration between CCT, BGCCR and our partner schools is a win-win-win for all three organizations.


Columbia Fireflies

Not only do the Columbia Fireflies host our annual Family Fun Night, they also help sponsor our Reading Challenge providing prizes, ticket vouchers and more.


Midlands Technical College

Midlands Tech partners with BGCCR to provide on-going Professional Development for all Be Great Staff.  Employees are given the opportunity to take online classes to advance their careers free of charge and at their own pace.


University of South Carolina

  • STEM

USC’s Education and Engineering department have teamed up with Boys & Girls Clubs of the Crescent Region to bring this bi-monthly program to BE GREAT Academy.  Fully hands-on, members work with experts on robotics, coding, civic design and much, much, more!

  • P.L.A.Y.

The Connect through P.L.A.Y. project promotes long-term health and wellness through fun, interactive group activities that encourages communication and critical thinking skills, teamwork, leadership and decision making.

  • Art

Art Education students help to enhance our Visual Arts program providing guidance and enthusiasm. Members learn technique, method, context while building patience and creating work for the annual Art Show.