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Vance County Schools Announces Partnership with Boys and Girls Club

October 6, 2021 

Vance County Schools Announces Partnership with Boys and Girls Club


Vance County Schools is excited to announce a partnership with the North Central North Carolina Boys and Girls Club through a 21st Century Grant. This partnership will provide an afterschool program for students in grades 3-5 at Carver Elementary and New Hope Elementary. 

Dr. Bennett, VCS Superintendent, shared, “The Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central North Carolina are so supportive of our students.  Many of our students attend the local Boys and Girls Club here in Henderson, but to have two school-based afterschool programs is an added blessing.”

The programming will include academic support as well as enhanced experiences for our participating students. Additionally, dinner will be provided each day of programming at their respective school. As part of the grant, these students will also be afforded the opportunity to participate in a summer program at their elementary school for several weeks.

The ribbon cutting ceremony for New Hope Elementary’s Boys and Girls Club program took place at the school on Friday, October 1 at 4pm. Principal Letitia Fields shared, “An onsite program gives our scholars the opportunity to receive additional academic support, as well as participate in real world enrichment activities that promote social emotional well being and career readiness. We are elated to have this opportunity for our students at New Hope Elementary.”

Carver Elementary’s ribbon cutting took place on Wednesday, October 6 at 3:30pm at the school.  Stephanie Alston, Principal at Carver, shared, “I am overjoyed to have this opportunity at our school knowing that it is satisfying so many needs for our students, our parents, and helping us to provide an additional way to close gaps created during the pandemic. Families that have returned back to work now have support to assist students with homework while they may work after school-hour jobs. We are truly grateful and ecstatic to have this opportunity now within our Eagles' Nest!”

Bennett shared, “Students and families at New Hope and Carver Elementary are so excited to have this opportunity in their community. I look forward to a continued partnership with the Boys and Girls club as we seek to enhance the experiences available to our students. This is truly another win for our community!”


Carver Elementary School


New Hope Elementary School