Myrtle Beach, S.C. (WBTW) – The Teen Center at The Boys and Girls Club of Myrtle Beach is more than just a place these teens can come to hang out with their friends.
“The kids have a, you can call this a safe haven or their home away from home where they can come here, relax, be themselves, express themselves and just have fun,” Teen Center Program Aide Malik Green said.
The Teen Center started less than a year ago and this is the first year for the summer program. Green hopes to use his own personal experiences to make a difference in the lives of the teens there.
“Where there dark areas are, I can always give them the knowledge of what I know to enlighten them so they'll be prepared when they're actually there.”
That's something program organizers want to help the kids with as well.
“We're hopeful that we can provide them with all sorts of activities academic related, living healthy lifestyles and character education as well,” Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club Don Hall said.
The kids that participate in the program say they really benefit from the skills they learn at the Teen Center and will use them to be better students
“it's just you learn so many things about your future career and what you're doing now and how you could become a better young man.” Teen Center participant Christian Brooks said.
The Boys and Girls Club of Myrtle Beach was chosen to be featured as part of News13's Extra Credit segment. We want to honor schools, students, teachers and administrators in the Eastern Carolinas who go above and beyond in the name of learning. If you'd like us to feature your school, send your submissions to ExtraCredit@wbtw.com.