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Meet Chrissy

Founder of Chrissy's Youth Center


The number one thing that inspire me to start my business is what I went through when I was younger. I grew up without a father my mother was a single parent raising me and my younger sister. We ate pizza most of our childhood due to my mom not knowing how to cook. I use to go to the Jim Ed Rice Center here in Anderson SC. There I learned new skills and how to interact with other kids my age. I had a lot of anger when I was young, and that center was my place away from the issues I was dealing with.
I could write a book on my life, but I know that's not what you want. So to make it short in 1999 I got into trouble and had to spend 10 years of my life in prison. While inside I grew up with other women with the same issues as mine if not worst. I told God if given a second chance to be on outside I would give back what was given to me while I was behind bars and what I learned while I was attending Jim Ed Rice Center which was wisdom, spiritual guidance, mentor and safe haven.
I moved back to Anderson SC in 2015 only to find out that the center that helped me was no longer here. I watch the news everyday seeing kids killing each other over nothing. Joining gangs just so they can feel they belong, trying to find love in all the wrong places. Hanging out with the wrong crowd, disrespecting their guardians. It broke my heart because I use to be one of those kids. Me opening up a center for our children no matter the color of their skin will save their lives like it saved mines.

About Us

Turning Interest Into Action

Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks. Chrissys Youth Center emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words. Established in 2021, we’re an organization driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support. Contact us to learn more and get involved.


Team Work Makes A Dream Work

We're Here To Make A Difference

Revitalizing distressed communities is one of the biggest and most intractable problems in America today. Whereas concentrated poverty has long been a problem in urban centers and parts of the rural South, today it has spread into the suburbs and across many more parts of the country. Regional inequality has deepened and the middle class has declined.

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