AFL Presents $15,000 Grant to Middle Tyger Community Center

Spartanburg, SC – AFL awarded the Middle Tyger Community Center (MTCC) a $15,000 grant made possible by AFL’s Community Outreach Program. The grant supports the Center’s Family Counseling and Play Therapy Center which provides mental health services including individual therapy, family therapy and play therapy for children. Funds from the grant will provide these services to families with children and adolescents who would not otherwise be able to afford counseling services.

“The need for mental health and counseling services for children and families is critical in our community. With an estimated 20 percent of children suffering from a diagnosable mental illness, only one in five receives treatment,” commented Andrea Moore, executive director of MTCC. “When children feel disconnected from their parents, teachers, peers and society, they are more likely to engage in risk-taking behaviors. MTCC is making a difference in these children by helping them cope.”

Through the counseling services of MTCC, children are able to develop a positive self-esteem, assume greater responsibility, learn the process of coping, engage in decision-making and problem-solving and learn new social skills. The Center serves an average of 120 families per week for counseling during a year.

The Middle Tyger Community Center mission is to create healthy families. Through programs including Early Childhood Education, Adult Education, District Five Family Ministries and Family Counseling and Play Therapy, MTCC will provide assistance to more than 12,000 children and families over the course of one year.

“AFL is committed to supporting its communities to reach a broader audience and make a difference in the lives of others,” stated Corie Culp, community relations manager for AFL. “MTCC shares this vision and has already made a substantial impact right here in Spartanburg. We are excited to partner with them to support their efforts.”

AFL has an extensive community outreach program that provides grants, sponsorships, employee engagement projects, disaster relief and more. For additional information on AFL and its community initiatives, visit

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AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, enterprise and OEM markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, renewables and transportation. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL’s service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting inside plant central office, EF&I, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.

Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

Corie Culp
Public Relations Manager