Who We Support

Partners for Youth Opportunity

The mission of Partners for Youth Opportunity (a merge of Partners for Youth and YO:Durham) is to partner with the community to provide Durham youth with opportunities to connect, develop, and contribute through mentoring, employment and educational support. We focus on 4 areas in our programming: Economic Stability, Mentoring, Educational Attainment and Community Engagement.
1. Economic Stability…including opportunities for training and internships for both the summer and school year paired with a financial literacy component that includes a matching savings program with the Latino Community Credit Union
2. Educational Attainment …including academic coaching with Duke students, college counseling and visits, parent groups, summer enrichment and post-secondary scholarships and support
3. Mentoring…group and individual mentoring that supports cultural enrichment, skill development, connection to resources and relationship based support
4. Community Engagement...we "broker" opportunities and resources for our students- leadership, service learning and cultural arts
Partners for Youth Opportunity is a multi-year, multi-service program serving 100 students (as early as rising 8th graders) from all over Durham County, representing every public high school. We follow our students throughout college.
We choose our students based on the following criteria. Most of our students fall into 2 categories:
1. Qualify for free and reduced lunch
2. Are first generation immigrants
3. Have family members previously or currently incarcerated
Our goal is to help youth in Durham without access to connections or resources achieve their educational and vocational potential.

Boys and Girls Club of Concord

The Boys and Girls Club promotes and enhances the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. A safe place to learn and grow!

What makes the Boys and Girls Club Unique?

  • For boys and girls
  • Open door (open after school, evenings and weekends)
  • Full time professional leadership
  • Requires no proof of good character
  • Varied and diversified program
  • Guidance Oriented
  • Building Centered

The Boys and Girls Club of Cabarrus County serves approximately 2000 children between the ages of 5 and 18 in Cabarrus County each year. Their core programs fall into one of five focus areas: Character and Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, Health and Life Skills, The Arts, and Sports, Fitness, and Recreation.

When we started the fund at the Boys and Girls Club we were given the choice of where we would like the donations to go and we chose 2 special programs. The KEYSTONE which will provide scholarships to those who want to go on to advanced schooling beyond high school. The other program is the basketball and football programs which Reggie enjoyed being involved in when he was growing up.