Upstate Circle of Friends, funded by USDA through the SC Department of Social Services since 2009, has provided over 8,000 meals through the UCF Summer and After-School Feeding program for Greenville County children at-risk of
hunger. Meals are provided each weekday during the scheduled school year and the summer session to assure a hot, nutritious meal each weekday.
The Backpack Program assures containers stocked with nutritious, child-friendly, easy-to-prepare food to take home for out-of-school times, typically distributed on Fridays or the last day the children attend the site for the week.
T.A.S.C. provides supervised daily structured activities, service coordination, and resource development for youth and their families. In addition, youth with academic or social difficulties in mainstream educational settings are provided individually developed educational enrichment.
Job Readiness Training
Upstate Circle of Friends now offers Job Readiness Training using the Tackling Tough Skills curriculum. This program is a great opportunity to expose your teenagers to the workforce while receiving compensation for their efforts as well!!! The mission of the Job Readiness Training (JRT) program is to improve the overall functioning of at-risk high school students at home, in school, and in the community.
Upstate Circle of Friends, a 501(c)3 organization, has spent a decade creating and expanding opportunities to enhance the quality of life for at-risk children of Greenville and their families. Continuing in this mission, the board of directors has found yet another opportunity to make a real difference for the families of our Greenville veterans in need.
Bell Meade Pavilion
Through a collaboration with Quest Leadership Academy Public Charter School, Upstate Circle of Friends is moving forward to expand the circle to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of at-risk children and their families of the Belle Meade and surrounding communities of Greenville.