Readying the Ground
Monday, August 2 nd and Tuesday, August 3 rd My Kid’s Club, Selma, NC is demolishing two vacant houses to prepare the land to break ground on a new Clubhouse in early 2022.
In 2016 Hurricane Matthew destroyed the Club building in Selma. My Kid’s Club is now housed in temporary quarters at Selma Elementary School while building a new, permanent headquarters our students can call home. This new building will be the Headquarters for My Kid’s Club, in collaboration
with partner organizations and will help meet the needs of youth programming and outreach. This new Clubhouse would not be possible without the many generous donors including the SECU Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
About the Building
The location is adjacent to Selma Elementary School so that younger members can walk to the Club. It is near Selma’s downtown and conveniently located only a couple of miles from Selma Middle School. My Kid’s Club designed the building for learning and achieving for students and the community. This 5,000 square foot building is creatively planned and full of brightly lit spaces, including:
Multi-media center where the kids can access current technology resources
Classroom as a quiet space for homework help, reading and small group activities
Art space for music, drama and visual art
Open, flexible space for large group discovery and play, plus parent events and workshops
Full kitchen and cafe for dedicated snack time and healthy lifestyles learning
Office for our onsite program director and support staff
About My Kids Club
MKC is a community-based organization in Johnston County to allow families to have access to safe, affordable, learning support, and enrichment activities for school aged children 6-16 years. Staff support children to complete their academic work while in engaging in developmentally appropriate enrichment activities that support socio-emotional well-being. Clubs are located at Selma Elementary School and South Smithfield Elementary School.