New Bern Sun Journal reports that Boys & Girls Club of Coastal Carolina opened a new Teen Center on 1203 Queen Street in New Bern. The center is open to boys and girls ages 13 to 18. Games, pool tables, foosball tables, academic work stations, and other activities will be offered in a supported, structured environment that also will include evidence-based programs such as Money Matters and Career Launch.
According to Boys & Girls Club officials, the Teen Center was made possible largely through the efforts of Troy Smith, who mobilized volunteers, materials, and donations to make the center a reality for the New Bern community. As previously reported, Smith was named North Carolina Area Council of Boys & Girls Clubs of America Board Member of the Year in 2016.
(Pictured L-R: Cresswell Elmore, Boys & Girls Club New Bern Advisory Board; Andy Shiff, Shiff-Brody; and Troy Smith)