BYOP Awards Grant to Southmountain

Posted by: swright 3 years, 6 months ago

A special group of high school students in Burke County has been working hard to make our community a better place. The Burke Youth Organized Philanthropists or BYOP recently awarded 4 grants to non-profits in Burke County, and Southmountain Children and Family Services is the proud recipient of a BYOP grant. The youth hosted a warm reception on June 22 to acknowledge the grant recipients and also gave the recipients the opportunity to meet the BYOP youth. This $1,000 grant will be used to purchase a defibrillator for our Burke Children’s Advocacy Center. Thank you to the outstanding youth of the BYOP for this wonderful gift!

Summer-Time fun!

Posted by: swright 3 years, 6 months ago

Southmountain Children and Family Services kicked off the beginning of the summer break with our first outing.  Every Wednesday during the summer, the Southmountain recreation department and Southmountain staff, led by Adam Scott takes children on a trip to enjoy time together and give parents a break.  The first outing on June 21 was to Hidden Creek Camping Resort in Marion, NC where the children enjoyed a 300-foot waterslide, a junior Olympic pool, a kiddie pool, paddleboats, canoes and kayaks —that all helped to beat the summer heat!  Our kids also had fun playing 9 holes of miniature golf.   Southmountain children and staff look forward to many more fun-filled activities this summer.

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