About Jackson Teen Center

Our History

 In 2007 Michael Smith was the first gang related murder in Kershaw, and County members knew that we needed a positive place for our teens to hang out and get into good trouble. When the Safe Schools Healthy Students Grant was funded, Carter Clark was able to bring the Be Great Academy, an after school child care and development program powered by the Boys & Girls Clubs, to Kershaw County. In 2014, a partnership was developed with Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands and Kershaw County School District to use the Old Jackson High School as a site for the long awaited Teen Center. On June 2nd 2014 the doors were open!

Our Mission

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kershaw County Jackson Teen Center is to inspire and enable young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.  

Our Vision

The vision of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kershaw County Jackson Teen Center is to provide a world-class Club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.

Our Programs

Our programs are designed to support teens to be successful at school, work and as community leaders. We provide academic support, career development, leadership & character development, job readiness, sports & recreation, the arts and healthy living.

Our Impact

We serve over 300 teens in the Kershaw County community each year.

90% of our teens who attend the Club at least 2 days a week go to college or the military

Our Staff

Campus DirectorBrian Mayes
Program DirectorJohn Drakeford
Program SpecialistKaren Smith
Program SpecialistMonica Reid
Program SpecialistMichelle Green
Program SpecialistRoberta Langley ( JETT, TASC)