Main Location: 400 S. Main Street, Darlington
Extended Location: 115B Exchange Street, Darlington
Macedonia Life-Skills Center (MLSC) is an all-volunteer, 501c3 non-profit organization, organized in 1997 and incorporated in 2002, that helps youth and adults become self-sufficient and productive citizens. All donations are tax-deductible.
MLSC provides academic, social and physical education programs in a creative and fun environment that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of at-risk and underserved youth and adults. We develop programs and services that equip, empower and support. Through training, education and empowerment, we help individuals move forward to reach their full potential.
Program Relevancy: Statistics have shown that summer months are particularly hard for at-risk and disadvantaged families. Children often go hungry because they miss the free and reduced breakfast and lunch at schools. Children get into trouble because they have nothing to do. During the summer months, our Six-Week Summer Feeding and Enrichment Program provides breakfast and lunch along with additional snacks and positive healthy activities in a safe and supervised environment
About Our Programs
During school months, Youth Focus Nights helps youth and adults of all ages come together for bible study, life-skills, fitness and sports, the arts, health and wellness, character education, leadership skills, bullying prevention, and gangs, drugs, alcohol and pregnancy prevention. Refreshments are served.
During summer months our Summer Feeding and Enrichment Program provides youth ages 18 and below with nutritious breakfast and lunch as well as enrichment activities, bible study, and educational field trips.
Youth and Adult Mentoring brings youth and adults together to engage in activities that develop positive relationships that last a lifetime.
After-School Tutoring & Homework Assistance is provided by certified and retired teachers to give students the help they need to improve academic performance in school.
Prevention Programs include bullying, gang, drug, alcohol, violence, and pregnancy prevention.
Fitness & Sports Initiatives provide activities leading to teamwork and physical well-being.
Health & Wellness information assists in prevention and better health promotion.
Leadership & Character Development teaches honor, discipline, and integrity.
Job Exploration and Preparation includes resume' writing, job interviewing skills and techniques, as well as work ethics and pre-employment counseling.
CHAT (Children Helping Around
Town) connects students to the disabled, senior citizens, military families and veterans in their community. Students also assist other local non-profit organizations with their community projects.
Days and Hours: (days and hours vary with programs)
For additional info, you may contact:
Ms. Patsy Y. Sawyer, Executive Director, at 843-319-1837 (cell)