Earlier this month, $25,000 was presented to Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate by the Rite Aid Foundation at the grand opening of Spartanburg’s new Rite Aid Distribution Center. We are grateful to Rite Aid and all the community leaders who brought such a corporate citizen to Spartanburg. This funding came from Rite Aid’s KidCents program.
South Carolina Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt and several other state, city and community officials will join John Standley, Rite Aid chairman and CEO and Ken Martindale, CEO of Rite Aid Stores and president of Rite Aid Corporation for a grand opening event and ribbon-cutting ceremony today at 10 a.m.
I entered the Boys & Girls Club at the end of my fifth-grade year and never quite found the exit door.
I joined my Boys and Girls Club the summer after my fifth-grade year at Pine Street Elementary School. Back then, I was a troubled child and a class clown. Teachers couldn't understand how I always quickly finished my work yet was unable to sit still.
Few people want to consider that the most vulnerable in society endure abuse at the hands of those responsible for their care and wellbeing.
Eunice Gamble could hardly keep from smiling Wednesday as makeup artist Tiffany Brown worked her magic, highlighting the teen's high cheekbones with blush and applying tawny and indigo shadows to accent her eyes.
A group of fourth-graders from The Boys & Girls Club dance across the floor to the latest pop songs at the Family Life Center at Mount Moriah Baptist Church. They are full of energy and focused as they carefully execute the choreography Will Scott has taught throughout the week.
A few local children received top-notch instruction on how to improve speed on Tuesday at Spartanburg Day School.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate is seeking state assistance to expand its successful after-school model to five new locations in the coming year. Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate began in Spartanburg County in 1989 and now operates 10 clubs in Spartanburg and Cherokee counties, serving about 1,000 students per day.