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The Creative Advancement Centers' mission is to seek to provide a safe haven and a better life for today's children and to give them encouragement for the future through education and a positive vision. The Creative Advancement Centers' program is a comprehensive model of youth learning and support to improve academic achievement for at-risk students through a community-school partnership. The activities selected for this program are based on tried and proven methods of employing community-based approaches to better fit the target population.
Creative Advancement Centers provide after-school scholastic and creative activities for Greenville County Schools from grades K-12. We achieve this by working together as a community with the public school system, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Parks and Recreation departments, churches, etc. offering an array of structured programs that enhance the students' abilities academically, intellectually, creatively, socially, and physically.
The program begins with an hour of tutored help with homework and is followed with thirty minutes to an hour of instructional teaching based on subject needs. Then, the students and their family members have the opportunity to discover strengths and pursue talents through varied options made available to them. Finally, the student can partake of a nutritional, well-balanced meal. With the help of enthusiastic professionals, certified teachers, volunteers and eager college students, Creative Advancement Centers will enable students to search and find their area(s) of interests. The extensive variety of subjects, tutoring assistance, etc. can be provided to young people in a safe environment, which otherwise would not be available to them. The Creative Advancement Centers will help our children improve in bringing our children grade point average and retention rates up to the State standard.
Dan Dudley, president of the Creative Advancement Centers, started this important program four years ago at Victor Park Gym, which is located in Greer, SC with 28 students attending daily. The second year 42 attended daily, the third year 72 attended daily and now over 100 students are enrolled with a waiting list. Students have gone on field trips to Furman football games, Charlotte Bobcats basketball games, Washington D.C., Atlanta, GA, and plays at the Bonds Center in Greer. The Creative Advancement Centers are collaborative partners with the City of Greer and the Greenville County School System.
P.O. Box 2474
Greer, SC 29652