Longleaf Middle


1160 Longgreen Parkway
Columbia, SC 29229

Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The BE GREAT ACADEMY is the after school program of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands. We have a lineup of tested and nationally proven programs that address today’s most pressing youth issues, teaching young people the skills they need to succeed in life.

We offer programs with a purpose in an affordable, safe, fun environment. Our programs revolve around 5 core areas of focus:

  • Character & Leadership programs 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 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 develop fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment and social skills.
  • Education & Career Development programs 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 enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands and your school are proud to serve your after school needs! Please call our main number at 803.231.3300 for more information.