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Top 5 Youth Organizations: Greenville, SC (KABOOM Awards Winners)

Where can you find an excellent youth organization in Greenville, SC? Finding an organization that aligns with your values, while supporting your child, is made easier thanks to our Kidding Around readers recommendations.

Our 2023 KABOOM Awards Family Favorites winners offer some of the top-rated youth organizations in Greenville, SC.


Best Youth Organizations in Greenville, SC


The Top 5 Youth Organizations in Greenville, SC

2023 KABOOM Awards Winners

1st Place:

Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands


  • South Carolina Children’s Theatre
  • YMCA of Greenville – Youth in Government
  • Scouts BSA
  • Upstate Home School Co-op

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South Carolina Children's Theatre

SPONSORED 864.235.2885 | 153 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC

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KABOOM First Place

2023 KABOOM Family Favorites 1st Place: Family Theatre & Performing Arts
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites 1st Place: Theater Program

KABOOM finalist

2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Indoor Family Fun
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Youth Organization


Now celebrating its 35th year, SCCT is the largest children’s theatre in South Carolina and serves over 30,000 children and their families annually through performances and special events, theatre classes, on-site residencies, school tours, and outreach programs. SCCT recently opened its brand-new theatre facility in downtown Greenville, and envisions a community where ALL children experience the transformational impact of theatre, which nourishes creativity, grows empathy, and inspires confidence.

We hope you and your family will join us in the fun!

SCCT produces five (5) MainStage productions per year. Join us for our 23-24 season! This year’s productions are:

  • Charlotte’s Web: September 22nd – October 8th, 2023
  • Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse: October 20th – October 29th, 2023
  • Mary Poppins: November 17th – December 10th, 2023
  • The Watson’s Go to Birmingham: January 19th – February 4th, 2024
  • D is for Dance: January 26th – February 4th, 2024
  • Pinkalicious: The Musical: February 23rd – March 10th, 2024
  • Dragon’s Love Tacos: April 5th – April 21st, 2024
  • The Spongebob Music: April 26th – May 19th, 2024

SCCT also offers FREE Tell-Me-A-Story Theatre performances for little ones (pre-K to early elementary) in our lobby throughout the year. At these lobby shows, favorite children’s books are acted out for our youngest audiences, and we encourage audience participation! Check our website for dates. 

SCCT’s Theatre Arts Conservatory offers year-round drama classes for students ages 3-18. Theatre classes develop skills that help students academically and socially while also providing students with a positive place to belong, develop friendships, and discover their potential and abilities. Click here to learn about our Theatre Arts Conservatory and be sure to check our website throughout the year for current class listings!

Scouts BSA

| Multiple Troops, Nationwide, SC


KABOOM finalist

2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Youth Organization

Scouts BSA is offered to boys and girls, and involves a traditional scouting experience for youth ages 11 – 17.
Children learn through providing services for their community while enhancing leadership skill building through fun and engaging activities.

Multiple troops for both boys and girls can be located throughout the Upstate.

Girl Scouts of South Carolina - Mountains to Midlands

800.849.4475 | 1107 Williams Street, Columbia, SC

KABOOM First Place

2023 Family Favorites 1st Place: Youth Organization

KABOOM finalist

2023 Family Favorites Finalist: Summer Camp

The Girls Scouts of South Carolina- Mountains to Midlands offers programs to girls scouts of all abilities and backgrounds.

They offer special events, camps, cookie sales, and so much more! Upstate, SC troops are available for ages Kindergarten and up.

Upstate Homeschool Co-Op

| 2701 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greenville , SC


KABOOM finalist

2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Youth Organization

Upstate Home School Co-Op is a home school cooperation that provides educational classes for elementary level, middle school level, and high school level students.
Their goal is to provide spiritual, social, emotional, and academic enrichment to students and their families.

YMCA of Greenville - Youth in Government

864.412.0288 | 723 Cleveland Street, Greenville , SC


KABOOM finalist

2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Youth Organization

The Youth in Government (YIG) program helps to create the next generation of good citizens. Though our programs, we demystify local, state, and national governmental systems so tomorrow’s adults will know how to effect change within these systems. We expand horizons so young people will understand their role within a global society.