serves the entire nine-county area known as the Upstate and provides a safe place where GLBTQ youth meet and form friendships, build positive self esteem, and develop skills necessary for dealing with a negative environment.
Follow links for more information about specific firms and organizations. (Also, please visit our Spirituality Guide and our Education Guide; many of the organizations listed have youth groups and clubs available.)
Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club provides educational programs for youth designed to help youth develop citizenship and leadership in their communities. Transportation is provided. Programs include, but are not limited to, after school programs, craft skill development, field trips, physical activities and social opportunities.
Junior Achievement educates and inspires young people through the understanding of business and economics. Junior Achievement teaches youth about business, the economy and the enterprise system in America.
offers a variety of programs for youth, including after-school programs, intramural basketball, and special events.
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 at (864) 596-2993.
Girl Scouts of the Old 96 Council serves over 6,000 girls and 2,000 adults in Abbeville, Anderson, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, and Pickens Counties of South Carolina. Old 96 Council is a part of Girl Scouts of the USA, the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls – all girls – where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, like leadership skills, strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.
A dynamic, regional fellowship with worship and ministry opportunities designed to meet the family needs of all people.
Christian Fellowship, bible centered church. Christian academy and youth group. Child development center.
Exciting action, heart-pounding adventure and a caring community. That’s what most young people want, and that’s what Young Life delivers. Through weekly meetings, small groups, summer camps, weekend excursions, sports leagues and one-on-one time with an adult leader, Young Life leaders build relationships with teenagers who are in the midst of the most turbulent times of their lives.
- Capernaum – Disabled Ministries
- Christ/Greenville – Young Life
- Eastside – Young Life
- JB Beck Middle School – WyldLife
- JL Mann – Young Life
- Mauldin – Young Life
- Northwood Middle School – WyldLife
- Riverside – Young Life
- Southside – Young Life
- Travelers Rest – Young Life
- Young Life Greenville