September 3rd – 10th, 2021
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Meet Our Sponsors
Greenville High Spirit Week’s impact would not be possible without the support of our many generous sponsors. The Red Raider Family is a special one because of the school’s rich tradition in making Greenville a better place in which to live. Thank you to these kind sponsors for helping to make a difference in the lives of the sweet children at Judson.
Judson Community Center
The YMCA Judson Community Center is a local charity, part of an integral part of the Judson community, just a mile from Greenville High School. Many of the teens who have been served at our center are now Red Raiders! Our Judson Community Center follows in the YMCA of Greenville principles, serving those who need to be served –– it is safety after school, critical childcare for preschool-aged children, or a meal so the child does not go home hungry. This center is located near downtown Greenville, but it is far in many ways from the thriving and growing place that appears in magazines and advertising. In Judson, the median income of around $20,000 means that more than 41% of the residents live below the poverty line. Many working families cannot afford the basic necessities, such as childcare or even consistent food to eat. This is where the Judson Community Center steps in, caring for children of every age from preschoolers to teens and young adults, every socio-economic background, and of all races, sexual orientations, cultural backgrounds, and religions. The staff work to strengthen our community and to improve the lives of everyone who comes through their doors, along with those outside the walls of our branches and in the neighborhoods through programs such as partnering to provide food each week to hungry residents. In the past year, we have seen the Y can serve emergency needs in a crisis, including providing emergency childcare to struggling families and food relief to those who are hungry. Our commitment is to make sure everyone can be served, and no one is turned away due to inability to pay. That mission, which dates back more than 100 years of the Y’s history in Greenville, is rooted in everything we do, as we share values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.