New partnership serves York County boys

By Pam Bryant

The Boys Home of York County has not gone away, just in a new direction. Established in 1970 by the Rock Hill Area Jaycees and the York County Family Court as an alternative to incarceration for teenage boys, the residential facility was forced to close in 2004 due to budget shortfalls. Gentleman giving presentation at Clemson's Youth Learning Institute

In September a new partnership was announced with Clemson’s Youth Learning Institute (YLI) to continue service to at-risk, male youth.

Boys Home Board President Doug Gay says the partnership “is an incredible opportunity to build on our track record of service to young men. We believe summer residential experiences with Clemson’s Youth Learning Institute can make a profound difference in their lives.”

Proceeds from the sale of the former Boys Home property will fund the first partnership initiative – scholarships for York County boys to attend YLI’s Adventure Summer Camp at Pinnacle Falls. Additional partnerships will be sought for scholarship referrals and funding for future initiatives.

For information: Greg Linke, 864-353-4313,