Macedonia Life-Skills Center - Providing opportunities for youth and adults.


Would you like to help your community by sewing masks to be distributed to those in need? If you can't sew, how about donating to help buy needed material and supplies? Call Patsy Sawyer at 843-319-1837 for further details.

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Interested in implementing a life-skills center program in your community or church? Call 843-319-1837 for assistance.


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For 2021 class enrollment, membership applications, to volunteer and/or for further info, contact Patsy Sawyer at 843-319-1837.

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Macedonia Life-Skills Center has an extended location in the Matthews and King Education Center at 115B Exchange Street, next to the Darlington YMCA, that may be used for learning activities, educational programs, trainings, meetings, seminars, etc. For further info call Patsy Sawyer at 843-319-1837.

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M&Ms (Manners and Movies) will begin Friday, Oct. 9, 3-6 pm for youth ages 5-12. Classes will be held every Friday at the Matthews and King Education Center. For registration call Patsy Sawyer, 843-319-1837. Refreshments served.

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Registration for 2021 Programs

Macedonia Life-Skills Center is taking applications for the following 2021 Youth and Adult Programs. Call 843-319-1837 for further information:
"WE CAN" Monday
RAW (Reading and Writing)
M&Ms (Manners and Movies)
Tutoring/Homework Assistance
Heritage Community Service Life-Skills 
One Circle Foundation Girls Circle
One Circle Foundation Boys Council
Youth and Adult Bible Study
Computer & ZOOM Classes
Career Exploration & Preparation
College Prep 
Non-Profit Grant-Writing
Budgeting, Finance & Investing
Summer Feeding and Enrichment

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PAST PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

Food Distribution Program ended Sept 30, 2020

A GREAT BIG THANK-YOU 
to
 Genesis Health Care 
for financing this program. 
Food was distributed to those in need
from March - Sept. 2020
School supplies, masks, and toiletries were also distributed.

A GREAT BIG THANK-YOU also goes to DHEC for the COVID-19 material and COVID-19 coloring books that were donated during the food distribution.

2019 - 2020 Youth Programs and Activities

Youth Mentoring Programs:
Youth Focus, We Can, and Bible Study
October 2019 - May 2020
Mondays, 6 - 8 pm
Ages 6 -18
Parents and adults are welcome.

Classes: Life-Skills, Bible Study, Leadership, Cultural Diversity, Time Management, Goal-Setting, Marketing, Budgeting & Finance, Job Exploration, Interviewing Skills & Techniques, Resume' Writing, Gangs, School Violence, Dating Violence, Healthy Relationships, Abstinence, Health & Nutrition, and Prevention, to include but not limited to, Safety, Drugs, Alcohol, Grief, Suicide and Behavioral Health. Refreshments Served.  

M & Ms (Manners & Movies)
October 2019 - May 2020
Every Friday, 4 - 6 pm, ages 5 - 12
Refreshments Served 


Summer Feeding and Enrichment Evening
Ages 0 - 18
June 24 - 27, 2019    6 - 8 pm


Technology Feeding and Enrichment Day Camp 
Ages 6 - 18
August 5 - 9, 2019      9 - 6 pm
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2018 Programs and Activities

2nd Term

October - December, 2018
Mondays and Thursdays 6-8 pm
ages 9 - 18
Refreshments served

 RAE (Risk Avoidance Education) includes the following:

                                   Prevention and Wellness
                                   Healthy Relationships
                                   Goal-Setting
                                   Self-sufficiency
                                   Personal Responsibility
                                   Economic Mobility
                                   Educational Opportunities 
                                 
Youth will learn how to obtain self-sufficiency by tackling health, education, and financial stability. Youth will obtain knowledge and skills to form healthy relationships and set meaningful goals. They will learn the benefits of postponing pregnancy until they are better equipped to support a baby financially and emotionally. Macedonia Life-Skills Center guides youth along the path of education, employment, marriage, and then children. We will demonstrate how setting goals and making healthy choices can help them avoid poverty and lay the foundation for their success in the future. 

1st Term

January - May, 2018
Mondays and Thursdays, 6 - 8 pm
ages 9 - 18
Refreshments served
Registration required

Summer Term

June 9 - July 30
Monday  thru  Thursday
 8:30 - 2:30 pm
ages 18 and below
Refreshments served
Registration required


Classes:
(RAW) Reading and Writing
Leadership and Discipline
Bullying and Prevention
(prevention programs include gang, bullying, drug, alcohol and pregnancy prevention) 
Career Exploration/Preparation
Relationship Education
Community Service
Recreation and Nutrition
Finance and Budgeting
Music, Arts and Crafts
Refreshments served
Registration required

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2017 Programs and Activities

Science South
(Mobile Digital Star Lab Session)
July 24, 1:00, 2:15, and 3:15
Location - YMCA, Darlington
Refreshments served
Registration required

Science South
(Mobile Digital Star Lab Session)
July 25, 10:00, 11:15, and 12:15
Location - Stanley Gym, Darlington
Refreshments served
Registration required

Science South
(Scales and Tails - Life Science)
(Inquiring Minds - Physical Science)
July 27th, 9:30 and 11:00 
Location - New Zion Missionary Baptist Church #1, Sardis
Refreshments served
Registration required


Youth Focus Programs

We Can (After-School Mentoring and Tutoring)
CHATS (Children Helping Around Town) 
Bullying and Prevention
Think Truth Today (Abstinence Education)
Career Exploration/Preparation
RAW (Reading and Writing)
Recreation and Nutrition
4-H Friendship Club
Refreshments served
Registration required

2017 Summer Feeding and Enrichment Program
New Zion Missionary Baptist Church #1, Sardis
June 1 - July 28, 2017
Mon - Fri
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
ages 18 and below
 Refreshments served
Registration required

2017 Summer Teen Sessions, ages 12 - 18
Think Truth Today (Abstinence Education)
St. Mark Pentecostal Holiness Church, Lamar
New Zion Missionary Baptist Church #1, Sardis
Stanley Gym, Darlington
Refreshments served
Registration required

2017 Fall/Winter After-School Programs
September - December
Mondays & Tuesdays 6 - 8 pm

Classes included, but were not limited to:
Bible Study, life-skills, church etiquette, manners, mentoring, tutoring, homework assistance, budgeting & finance, sports & fitness, college prep, career exploration & preparation, educational field trips, character education, leadership development, health & nutrition, public speaking, music, arts & crafts, reading & writing, community service, teamwork, safety education, sports & recreation, and prevention programs to include bullying, gangs, child abuse, dating violence, school & family violence, suicide, alcohol, drug and pregnancy prevention. 

Adult Focus Programs
Bible-Study
Budgeting and Finance
Family Assistance
Grant-writing
Interviewing Skills and Techniques
RAW (Reading and Writing)
Church Etiquette
Health and Nutrition
Sexual Harassment
Child Abuse
Family Violence
Refreshments served
Reservations required



Macedonia Life-Skills Center is an Equal Opportunity Service Provider

Macedonia Life-Skills Center (MLSC) does not discriminate in the delivery of services. MLSC offers equal opportunity in provision of services with regard to age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status and mental or physical disability in keeping with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.



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