Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year alumni Asiana, Isaac, Justin, and TyKeisha are studying this year at Francis Marion University, Florence Darlington Technical College, and Williamsburg Technical College thanks to the generous contributions to the Carraway Turner Leadership Fund.
The recognition, support, and positive influence they received from the Boys & Girls Clubs helped propel these young people toward great futures and motivated them to set goals for their lives.
Your support makes a difference.
You can meet the young people who will be added to list of scholarship recipients this year as Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area and Boys & Girls Club Alumni present a Steak-N-Burger Dinner honoring our Youths of the Year from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at First Presbyterian Church, 700 S. Park Ave.
This special event honors Club members and engages supporters of our organization with the young people who benefit from their generosity. Attendees will have a chance to learn more about our Clubs from 100 youth members from across the six Pee Dee sites, Florence, Hartsville, Hemingway, Lake City, Pamplico, and Timmonsville. The evening includes good food, great entertainment, and interaction with Club members at each table. Hear inspirational stories from our alumni speakers. Adults enjoy a hamburger dinner alongside what often is the youth’s first steak dinner. Each table consists of adults and Club members for this unique learning opportunity.
91% of Club youth belong to no other youth service organization. If we don’t serve them, then who will?
The celebration serves as the culmination of our year-round Youth of the Year program. One talented individual has been chosen from each of our Clubs to compete in the in the Pee Dee Area Regional Youth of the Year Competition. At the end of the night, we announce the Youth of the Year winner and present the Carraway Turner Leadership Fund scholarships.
Contributions to the Fund and the Clubs does more than send a few young people to college.
Through Boys & Girls Clubs we inspire and enable all young people from throughout the Pee Dee Area, especially those who need us most, to become productive, responsible, and caring citizens.
For tickets or to contribute to the scholarship fund, visit https://bit.ly/steaknburger24.
Carraway Turner Leadership Fund
In 2019, a generous donation from Health Facilities Federal Credit Union, now known as South Carolina Federal Credit Union, created the Carraway Turner Leadership Fund in memory of Sgt. Terrence Carraway and Investigator Farrah Turner, who both lost their lives as a result of the tragic events on October 3, 2018, in Florence. After learning of both officers’ close ties to the Boys & Girls Club, HFFCU CEO Robert Harris and the HFFCU Board created the fund in their memory supporting youth at the Boys & Girls Club.
The Fund provides scholarships to the Youth of the Year for pursuing education after high school. South Carolina Federal Credit Union continues the legacy of HFFCU as very generous supporters of the Boys & Girls Club.
About the Boys & Girls Clubs
Our mission is to inspire and enable all youth, from throughout the Pee Dee area, especially those that need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. Our Clubs are located in Florence, Hartsville, Hemingway, Lake City, Pamplico, and Timmonsville and fill the gap between school and home with a welcoming, positive environment in which kids and teens have fun, participate in life-changing programs, and build supportive relationships with peers and caring adults.
- Academic Success: Graduating from high school ready for college, trade school, military, or employment
- Good Character & Leadership: Being an engaged citizen involved in the community, registered to vote, and modeling good character
- Healthy Lifestyles: Adopting a healthy diet, practicing healthy lifestyle choices, and making a lifelong commitment to fitness.
- 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 5
- First Presbyterian Church, 700 S. Park Ave., Florence
- Individual Tickets: $35
- Contributions to the Carraway Turner Leadership Fund can be made through our website at https://bit.ly/steaknburger24.