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Starting with the 2019 – 20 school year, BE GREAT Academy is being offered to families in several CCSD Middle Schools.

About Us:


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 and 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 inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

After School Programming 

The Be Great Academy afterschool program is provided in your child’s school, a neighboring school or in a local community center. Programs rotate quarterly to keep members engaged. 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 Art, College & Career Prep, Education & STEM, Health & Life Skills, Leadership & Service and Sports & Recreation.

Daily Power Hour gives members an opportunity to get homework done so families can focus on quality time together. Families can choose weekly enrollment, select daily drop in or Come-After-Practice wrap around service to best fit their needs and lifestyle. Latest pick up time is 6:30 pm. Please check your specific site for details.

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