Macedonia Life-Skills Center receives $25K grant from Sonoco Foundation

Darlington’s Macedonia Life-Skills Center has received a grant of $25,000 from the Sonoco Foundation. The funds will be used to assist in the expansion of existing programs and the development of additional programs. Macedonia Life-Skills Center was started in 1998 to mentor students and help with their homework afterschool. In 2003, Macedonia Life-Skills Center formed a 501(c)3 nonprofit to solicit funds to expand its programs to mentor additional youth and to include summer feeding and enrichment programs, camps, retreats and other out-of-school programs and activities. The mission of Macedonia Life-Skills Center is to provide opportunities for youth and their families to receive the necessary skills to become self-sufficient and productive at home, in school and in their community. Macedonia Life-Skills Center provides at-risk and disadvantaged youth academic, social and physical education programs in a safe, creative and fun learning environment. We have a host of partners that assist us. Classes are held at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 400 S. Main St., Darlington, and the Matthews and King Education Center, 115B Exchange St. in Darlington. Macedonia Life-Skills Center is a holistic behavior change agent changing behaviors to change the future. For further information, visit their website at www.macedonialife-skillscenter.com.

Author: Rachel Howell

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