The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Crescent Region is proud to work with Local Boys & Girls Clubs to operate the BE GREAT Academy after school programs throughout South Carolina. The BE GREAT Academy provides a diverse offering of programs that meet the interests of all young people and works to continually update existing programs and create new ones to ensure the needs of our members and communities are met.
Our curriculum is designed to maximize member’s time by using two or more core program areas as part of a whole child approach. Core programs use developmentally appropriate activities to build physical, emotional, social and cultural competencies & resiliency in youth. We offer programs with a purpose in an affordable, safe, & fun environment. Our programs revolve around 6 core areas:
Leadership & Service
Programs in Leadership & Service empower youth to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process & civic engagement and respect their own & others’ cultural identities.
College & Career
College & Career programs help members prepare for their futures by teaching & reinforcing good study habits, goal setting, budgeting & financial literacy, exposure to wide variety of career options, job training and opportunities.
Education & S.T.E.M.
Program that fall into the Education & S.T.E.M. enable youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, apply learning to everyday situations and embrace technology to achieve success.
Health & Wellness
Health & Wellness consists of programs & initiatives that 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 & Recreation
Programs in Sports & Recreation are made up of organized team sports, structured physical activities, and unstructured recreation that promote fitness, positive use of leisure time, develop skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment and social skills.
Arts programs encapsulate programs in a range of arts disciplines including Visual, Performing, Literary, & Digital Arts. These programs enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the arts.