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Girl Scouts – Piedmont Area Council

Our mission is to give every girl the chance to participate in Girl Scouting – to serve every girl, everywhere. Any girl between the ages of 5 and 17 may become a member of the Girl Scouts. She must accept the Girl Scout Promise and Law. Although all girls are known as Girl Scouts, there are actually five age-specific program levels: Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes and Seniors.

Boys and Girls Club of Metro Spartanburg

In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them. Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow — all while having fun. It is truly The Positive Place For Kids.

The Spartanburg Little Theatre

The mission of the Spartanburg Little Theatre is to activate, cultivate, and educate our community by providing quality theatrical experiences for children and adults alike. They stage at least four productions a year including comedies, dramas, and musical theatre. Performances are at the Chapman Cultural Center.

200 E. St. John Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306 - Map It

(864) 585-8278

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate (TCMU) is 80,000 square feet of fun making it the 7th largest children’s museum in the country and the 10th largest in the world.  Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Greenville on the cultural campus of Heritage Green, it’s close to all the action and offers ample parking. Visitors experience 18 exhibit galleries with more than 100 individual exhibit components that offer a continuum of programming in the areas of arts, humanities, sciences, health, nutrition and the environment. There’s also a traveling exhibit hall, two outdoor interactive exhibit spaces and an outdoor programming space. Kids and adults can simulate flight into space, design their own Formula 1 race car, go shopping in the BiLo Market or even make their own TV Broadcast!   Whatever your age, The Children’s Museum is a place of possibility to explore, discover, imagine and pretend. “I Can be Anything!” is their motto and you’ll agree when you walk through the doors of this hands on, interactive museum. TCMU is committed to serving the needs and interests of all children by providing experiences that spark a lifelong passion for curiosity and learning through play.

Open Tuesday – Saturday 9am – 5pm, Sunday 11am – 5pm (Closed Mondays during the school year). Admission: $9 child, $10 adult, under 2 free.  300 College Street, Greenville, SC 29601.

 

864-233-7755

Boy Scouts of America, Palmetto Council

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

Carolina Cool Jazz Orchestra

An auditioned community orchestra composed of professional and non-professional musicians, the Carolina Cool Jazz Orchestra strive to educate, entertain and enrich people’s lives through Contemporary, World and Jazz oriented music.

Spartanburg County Junior Master Gardener Program

The Clemson Extension Master Gardener Program is a volunteer training program administered by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service. Introduced in Charleston County in 1981, the Master Gardener program is now offered in 31 counties.

Four-H

Four-H is the youth educational phase of the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service. Youth between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in 4-H. To learn more, call Ginger Bowen

864-596-2993

Citizen Scholars Program

This seven-year program of the Spartanburg County Foundation is designed to assist Spartanburg County students with academic potential who would not normally attend college. The seven year program provides each student with enrichment activities, classes to help prepare for college, and a relationship with a supportive adult/mentor.

First Steps

South Carolina First Steps to school Readiness (‘First Steps’) is a comprehensive, results-oriented statewide education initiative to help prepare our children to reach first grade healthy and ready to succeed.

  • Cherokee Count First Steps, call 864-487-9466.
  • Laurens County First Steps, call 864-984-3568.
  • Spartanburg County First Steps, call 864-327-4900.
  • Union County First Steps, call 864-429-1730, ext 32.

COLORS

COLORS is a program which addresses the need for positive creative outlets for inner-city youth. COLORS’ mission is to develop young talent by providing the opportunity for them to experience the power of their own creativity. These students are able to come to an after school environment where paper, paint, pastels, charcoal and clay are provided for their creative development. Participants are supervised and encouraged by professional art instructors.

American Youth Soccer Association North Spartanburg

The American Youth Soccer Organization is recreational soccer for girls and boys ages 5 to 19. We emphasize balanced teams, positive coaching, good sportsmanship and fair play.

American Youth Soccer Association West Spartanburg

The American Youth Soccer Organization is recreational soccer for girls and boys ages 5 to 19. We emphasize balanced teams, positive coaching, good sportsmanship and fair play.

Ballet Spartanburg

Ballet Spartanburg’s mission is to promote dance appreciation in Spartanburg County and surrounding areas by providing quality dance presentation, education, and outreach. Ballet Spartanburg produces a four program season that includes “The Nutcracker”, a fall program, a spring program and a guest company.

Y-Spartaquatics

The Y-Spartaquatics Swim Club is a year round competitive swim team located in South Carolina’s upstate. YSSC is a program of the YMCA of Greater Spartanburg and competes in both USA Swimming and YMCA sanctioned meets.

Bethlehem Center

The purpose of the Bethlehem Center is to strengthen families physically, emotionally, spiritually, socially, educationally, and intellectually. The Bethlehem Center’s day care program is licensed by the Department of Social Services and has the capacity to serve 48 children between two and five years of age. Day care services are affordably priced, thereby offering lower to middle income parents the opportunity to maintain their employment and meet their needs for quality child care services. This program provides students with three nutritious meals daily and encourages their social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth and development.

Palmetto Youth Orchestra and Sinfonia

Parents’ Night Out

Parents’ Night Out is from 6:30PM-10:30PM third Fridays of the month at Greer Recreation Center. Ages 4-12. Call 864-848-2192 for more info.

Southside Unity in the Community

Southside Unity in the Community is dedicated to promoting volunteerism within the Southside community. The program intends to make available in one central location resources, training, and opportunities that will encourage volunteerism.

Southside Unity in the Community strives to lead by example. Volunteerism is rarely taught in the Southside Community; it is our hope that this program managed entirely by volunteers will inspire volunteerism in present and future generations. Call  for more information.

864-621-7209

Trident Area Youth Soccer Association

Trident Area Youth Soccer Association is affiliated with South Carolina Youth Soccer Association, United States Youth Soccer Association, United Soccer Federation, and Federation Internationale de Football Association.

Spartanburg Youth Soccer Club

The Spartanburg Youth Soccer Club is a not-for-profit organization striving for excellence on and off the soccer field. The day to day operations are overseen by a large volunteer group led by the Board of Director’s, along with a full-time Executive Director of Administration and Coaching. The Club offers a full range of opportunities including girls’ and boys’ recreational, developmental and select teams. SYSC provides a positive soccer experience for players in the Upstate.