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Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
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OBX Bank Partnership Helps Advance CYP Cause

OBX BankOBX Bank has donated $1,000 to Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County for its Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program and KidsFest.  OBX Bank has supported this exciting pre-literacy program since its inception in 2008, and this year’s contribution will ensure that children all across the Dare community continue in the program for another year.  By supporting early childhood literacy, OBX Bank is helping children build a solid foundation for success when they enter Kindergarten. All proceeds from KidsFest are also being used to support the program. 

With the help of generous donors like the OBX Bank, outstanding children’s books are being mailed directly to young children in their homes each month until their fifth birthday.  These children will be able to begin building their own library of books at home that can be read and re-read to them by their family members, nurturing young imaginations and laying the early foundations for learning to read.

Any child under the age of 5 years in Dare County is eligible for the program, and parents may register their child by contacting  Children & Youth  Partnership at 441-0614.  More information about Imagination Library can be found on our website, www.darekids.org. 

Children & Youth Partnership is a non-profit organization serving children, youth, and families in Dare County.  The Partnership administers the state Smart Start program for Dare County for children birth through age 5 and is a central source of information about activities, programs, and resources for children.

Check out the article printed in The Coastland Times, Tuesday, July 29, 2014: OBX Bank Partnership Helps Advance C&YP Cause and in the Outer Banks Sentinel, Wednesday, August 6, 2014: OBX Bank Supports Imagination Library, KidsFest.

Raffle a Win-Win

Raffle

ANNETTE FERMAHIN won the Children & Youth Parternship 50/50 raffle at the Brew Thru summer concert on July 17.  She is shown with her son Callum and CYP board member Molly Harrison.  Net proceeds from the raffle will be used to support CYP children's programs. 

Check out the article printed in The Coastland Times, Sunday, July 27, 2014:  Raffle a Win Win

Outer Banks Hospital Donates $5,000 for 2014 State of the Child Conference

 

Outer Banks HospitalMEMBERS OF THE 2014 STATE OF THE CHILD STEERING COMMITTEE accepted a $5,000 donation for the Septermber 26 conference from The Outer Banks Hospital.  Shown (from left) are Loretta Michael, Amy Montgomery, Carol Copeland, committee co-chair Nancy Griffin, Tim White, Lisa DiFilippo, committee co-chair Tess Judge, Kip Tabb, Outer Banks Hospital President Ronnie Sloan, Dee McManus, Sara Sampson and Melinda Mogowski.  (photo courtesy CYP of Dare).



The Outer Banks Hospital has provided a generous donation of $5,000 to Children & Youth Partnership (CYP) for Dare County's upcoming State of the Child Conference - "How Are the Children?" that is scheduled for September 26.  It will be Dare County's fifth State of the Child conference focusing on children's issues.  The theme of this year's conference will highlight the impact of positive parenting and other adult role models, and the goal is to jumpstart a campaign that promotes and encourages positive behaviors among children, families, and the other adults in their lives, according to a media release from CYP. 

This "How Are the Children?" conference will focus on growing "Positive Community Norms" in an effort to strengthen a county-wide culture that supports safe stable, and nurturing relationships that help youth thrive. 

The Positive Community Norms Program (PCN) was developed at Montana State University, is research-based and has a strong track record.  It incorporates Social Norms Theory, which shows the powerful impact that beliefs about norms have on how people think and behave. 

A PCN campaign focuses on strengths while correcting misperceptions about normative behaviors and building the willingness of a community to engage in healthier, safer behaviors, whether related to alcohol comsumption, traffice safety, or child rearing. 

Nancy Griffin and Tess Judge, co-chairs of the 2014 conference, have been conducting monthly planning meetings with a conference steering committee to get ready for September's event and the launch of the Positive Community Norms campaign. 

Other members of the committee are Roxana Ballinger, Amber Bodner, Carol Copeland, Amy Denson, Lisa DiFilippo, Dee McManus, Loretta Michael, Melinda Mogowski, Amy Montgomery, Lisa Murphy, Kelly Nettnin, Thea Crane O'Neil, Sara Sampson, Kip Tabb, Leigh Anne Vincent and Tim White. 

The Outer Banks Hospital's contribution towards this upcoming, "How Are the Children?" conference is significant, and we are thrilled to have the Hospital as a partner in this community-wide endeavor to support children and families on the Outer Banks," stated conference co-chair, Nancy Griffin.

Check out the article printed in The Coastland Times, Thursday, July 24, 2014: Outer Banks Hospital donates $5,000 for 2014 State of the Child Conference.  

 

Retiring from Post



Sarah MasseySarah Massey was recognized for her service on Children & Youth Partnership's (CYP) Board of Directors at its May meeting.  Board member Jay Burrus thaned Massey on behalf of the organization.  Massey, retiring from East Carolina Behavioral Health this month, has been a CYP board member since 2012. 

Check out the article printed in The Coastland Times, Thursday, May 29, 2014:  Retiring From Post  and in the Outer Banks Sentinel, Wednesday, June 4, 2014: Massey Honored for Service to Children and Youth Partnership.







 

YMCA to Host Parenting Workshop Promoting "Positive Peer Relationships"

Dr. Sara Marcus

Dr. Sara Marcus will present a free workshop on "Promoting Positive Peer Relationships" at the Outer Banks YMCA on Tuesday, May 20, at 6:30-8:00pm. This workshop is geared towards elementary to early high school parents and will provide information about the value of friendships and strategies for promoting positive peer relationships. This session will also address peer influence, peer pressure and the importance of building supportive relationships with youth. The workshop is free of charge and is presented by the Parenting Enrichment Program. Child Care is available upon request. Register online at www.darekids.org or call Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County at 441-0614. 
Check out the article printed in the Outer Banks Sentinel, Wednesday, May 14, 2014:  YMCA to Host Parenting Workshop Promoting "Positive Peer Relationships". 

 

TowneBank Helps Sponsor KidsFest

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Taylor Sugg, TowneBank president, presents a $1,000 donation to Children & Youth Partnership for KidsFest 2014 and Imagination Library.  (Left to right)  Tess Judge, Children & Youth Partnership board member, Taylor Sugg, and Loretta Michael, CYP executive director.

TowneBank  has made a generous donation of $1000 to Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County to sponsor of KidsFest 2014 and the nationally recognized Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program in Dare County.  

TowneBank’s support for the upcoming Kidsfest on May 9th helps make this community event for young children possible.  The event, to be held at Roanoke Island Festival Park, is offering well over 50 exciting activities and play stations for young children, from exploring local culture, large vehicles, arts and crafts to science, music, and outdoor fun. All proceeds from KidsFest will go to support pre-literacy programs like Imagination Library in Dare County.

The goals of Imagination Library are to instill a love of learning from the earliest age possible, to better prepare children for

Kindergarten, and to improve childhood literacy and success in school.   Over 1050 children from birth to age 5 years are currently enrolled in Imagination Library in Dare County. 

TowneBank’s donation ensures that children will continue to receive the books that they so eagerly look forward to each month. 

Children & Youth Partnership is a non-profit organization serving children, youth, and families in Dare County.  The Partnership administers the state Smart Start program for Dare County for children birth through age 5 and is a central source of information about activities, programs, and resources for children. For more information about the Partnership and Imagination Library visit our website, www.darekids.org. 

Check out th article printed in The Coastland Times, Thursday, May 8, 2014:  TowneBank Helps Sponsor KidsFest

 

Kindergarten Kick-Off Events Scheduled at MES and CHES

Children & Youth Partnership and Dare County Schools are partnering again to present two Kindergarten Kick-Off events, one at Manteo Elementary School and one at Cape Hatteras Elementary School. The events, held for families of rising Kindergartners, are intended to provide helpful information to parents, and answer questions about their child’s entrance into Kindergarten.

For children who will be attending Kindergarten at Manteo Elementary School in the upcoming 2014-2015 school year, Kindergarten Kick-Off will be held on May 6 from 5:00-6:30 p.m.. For children who will be attending Kindergarten at Cape Hatteras Elementary School in the upcoming 2014-2015 school year, Kindergarten Kick-Off will be held in collaboration with their Kindergarten registration, on May 13 from 5:00-7:00 p.m..

Families are encouraged to come and bring the child who will be transitioning into Kindergarten. Activities will be provided for the transitioning child at both events, and child care will be provided at the Cape Hatteras Elementary School Kick-Off for children ages 3 and older.

For the Manteo Kindergarten Kick-Off event on May 6, a self-guided tour of a Kindergarten classroom will begin at 5:00. Pizza will be served at 5:15, and the program will begin at 5:30. For the Cape Hatteras event on May 13, the program will begin at 5:00, including Kindergarten registration, and pizza will be served. Please plan to be present for the full event. For more information about Kindergarten registration, please visit www.darecountyschoolsonline.com.

Both Kindergarten Kick-Off events (including the pizza) are free; however, registration for each event is required by May 2 for the Manteo Elementary School Kick-Off, and by May 9 for the Cape Hatteras Elementary School Kick-Off. Register for the event by email at wings(at)darekids.org, by phone at (252)441-0614, or at Children & Youth Partnership’s website, www.darekids.org.

Children & Youth Partnership is a non-profit organization serving children, youth, and families in Dare County. The Partnership administers the state Smart Start program for Dare County for children birth through age 5 and is a central source of information about activities, programs and resources for children. 

Check out the article printed in The Coastland Times, Sunday, April 27, 2014:  Kindergarten Kick-Off Events Scheduled at MES and CHES and in the Outer Banks Sentinel, Wednesday, April 30, 2014:  Kindergarten Kick-Off Events Set for MES, CHES.

  

Supporting State of the Child Conference

OBCF Grant

The theme of the conference this year is positive parenting, and the goal is to jumpstart a “positive message campaign” to support and encourage positive behaviors among children, families, and adult role models.

The Community Foundation has a long history of championing our local children and youth, beginning with a $500 grant in 1987 for Dare County’s first State of the Child conference. After that initial success, the Community Foundation renewed and increased that support with a $1,000 grant for the 1994 State of the Child Conference.

The idea for the 1994 conference was to bring together all the players in the arena of children’s issues so that they could identify community needs and solutions. The Community Foundation convened a large planning committee, which developed a list of needs to be presented to the public. The conference that followed was entitled “Make Kids Count” and was dedicated to improving the well-being of children in our community.

“The partnership that worked to create the conference was a big one, and it was set up to ensure an ongoing focus on youth and children’s issues,” said Deloris Harrell, who, with Betty Blanchard, co-chaired the effort.

The topics for the 1994 conference were far-reaching and broad in scope: economic and geographic factors affecting children and families, a needs assessment for health resources, consequences of risk-taking behaviors, ways to strengthen families and support parents, crisis interventions for children in problematic family situations, and gaps in community safety nets for youth.

Elected officials, business leaders, and interested community members attended the conference to both learn and offer support for the development of the programs.

The dividends that followed went far beyond “just” a conference. The direct results included the development of a youth center governed by a youth council that expanded throughout the county; school nurses in each of the schools; increased funding for out-of-home placement for at-risk children; multiple levels of support for childcare services; and more funding for programs to support and strengthen families in all areas of the county.

The first priority following the conference was the creation of a partnership, modeled after North Carolina’s Smart Start, with a diverse governing board composed of business, government, youth, church, and civic representation. It was set up as a nonprofit and tasked with assessing youth needs, seeking and securing funding for programs, avoiding duplication of services, and maximizing the use of existing facilities.

And in September 1994, Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County was organized as a nonprofit agency whose mission was to provide programs and services to children and their families in Dare County.

The Partnership decided to tackle two issues that came out of the conference: the need for a wholesome gathering place for teens, and the lack of sufficient placement options for abused/neglected children in Dare County. These initiatives resulted in the creation of the Dare County Youth Center and Youth Council, and the creation of the Wright Place for Youth group home for children needing out-of-home placement. Both initiatives received start-up grants from the Outer Banks Community Foundation.

Shortly thereafter, in 1998, the Partnership was selected to administer the state’s Smart Start Early Childhood program for Dare County. The program has expanded and continues to date, offering a variety of programs and resources aimed at ensuring the healthy development and school readiness for all children from birth to five years of age.

Two of the Partnerships’ recent, more commonly-known programs are KidsFest, an annual spring event held at Roanoke Island Festival Park, celebrating young children learning through play, and Imagination Library, which mails beautiful books to participating children to encourage a solid foundation for reading. Additional programs offer support for child care providers and parents through projects such as BabyLinks, Raising A Reader, Reach Out and Read, Child Care Subsidies, Parents As Teachers, and Child Care Resource and Referral.

The organization’s first director, Loretta Michael, continues to serve in that capacity.

“Since the 1994 State of the Child conference, we have held two additional How Are the Children? conferences, both supported by the Community Foundation,” said Michael. “And next September, we will convene another, this time focusing on growing ‘Positive Community Norms’ in an effort to develop a county-wide culture that supports parenting. Our long-term goal is that parents and adults in our community will support ‘positive parenting’ and serve as good role models. “

The Positive Community Norms program (PCN) was developed at Montana State University, is research-based, and has a good track record. It incorporates Social Norms Theory, which shows the powerful impact that norms have on how people think and behave. A Positive Community Norms campaign can correct certain misperceptions or normative behaviors and build the willingness of a community to engage in healthier, safer behaviors, be it alcohol consumption, traffic safety, or child maltreatment.  Nancy Griffin and Tess Judge, co-chairs of the 2014 conference, have been conducting monthly planning meetings with a conference steering committee to get ready for next September’s event and the launch of the Positive Community Norms program.

Children & Youth Partnership will celebrate 20 years of service to children and families in Dare County next September as it convenes the 5th State of the Child Conference on September 26, 2014 — a fitting time to once again ask: “How are the Children?”

Today the Children & Youth Partnership is governed by a diverse, 21-member board of directors and employs a small, dedicated staff who, along with the board, offer an array of preventive and supportive services for children and families in Dare County. Details about these programs can be found on the website at www.darekids.org.

The Outer Banks Community Foundation is a public charity that connects people who care with causes that matter. The Community Foundation manages $12 million in 125 charitable funds for individuals and agencies, awards charitable grants to local nonprofits, administers 40 scholarship funds, and provides tailored services to help donors pursue their charitable interests. Since its inception in 1982, the Community Foundation has awarded more than $5 million in grants and scholarships to local nonprofits and students.

Donations to the Community Foundation’s Children and Youth Fund may be mailed to 13 Skyline Road, Southern Shores, NC  27949. For more information, call 252-261-8839. 

Check out the article printed in the Outer Banks Sentinel, Wednesday, April 23, 2014:  Supporting State of the Child Conference and in The Coastland Times, Tuesday, June 3, 2014:  Concerned for the Children

Sandy Semans Ross, Loretta Michael, and Lorelei Costa contributed to this article. 


Vann Honored for Service to CYP  

Bill vann
Bill Vann (standing the left), past Chair and Board Member of Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County, was thankied and recognized for his 7 years of dedicated service on the CYP Board of Directors by Tim White, current Co-Chair.  Bill, active in Kiwanis, served as a civic represnetative on the Partnership board and was a passionate advocate for children throughout his tenure on the board. 


Check out the article printed in The Coastland Times, Tuesday, April 22, 2014:  A Faithful Advocate for Children and in the Outer Banks Sentinel, Wednesday, April 23, 2014:  Vann Honored for Service to CYP.





 

Invest in Imagination Library

Soutern BankPictured:  Michele Godsey, Vice President & Southern Bank Branch Manager, Southern Shores (on left) andpan style="mso-spacerun:yes">  Sonya Trotman, Southern Bank Branch Manager, Kill Devil Hills (on right) present a $500 donation for Imagination Library to Loretta Michael, Children & Youth Partnership Executive Director (center).

Southern Bank has made a generous donation to Children & Youth Partnership for the nationally recognized Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program in Dare County. Southern Bank’s sponsorship of Imagination Library makes it possible for young children to receive outstanding, age-appropriate children’s books in their mailbox each month until their fifth birthday. Early exposure to words, books, and nursery rhymes helps young children build language skills, and parents will be reminded each month when a new book arrives to create time to read to their child.

Imagination Library goals are to instill a love of reading and learning in children, to help prepare children for Kindergarten and later school success, and to inspire young minds and imaginations through exposure to new ideas, places, and stories.  Over 1050 Dare County children from birth to age 5 years are currently enrolled in Imagination Library. 

Southern Bank’s donation ensures that these children will continue to receive the books that they so eagerly look forward to each month.  Children & Youth Partnership is a non-profit organization serving children, youth, and families in Dare County.  The Partnership administers the state Smart Start program for Dare County for children birth through age 5 and is a central source of information about activities, programs, and resources for children. For more information about the Partnership and Imagination Library visit our website, www.darekids.org

Check out the article printed in The Coastland Times, Tuesday, April 15, 2014:  Invest in Imagination Library.

 

Celebrating 20 Years of Investing in Children

Check out the article printed in the Outer Banks Sentinel, Wednesday, April 16, 2014:  Celebrating 20 years of Investing in Children. 

 

County Recognizes Week of the Young Child

Check out the article printed the Outer Banks Sentinel, Wednesday, April 9, 2014: County Recognizes Week of the Young Child. 

 

Across America, April Designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child Abuse 2014

Because Someone Cared - Child Abuse Prevention Month
At the April 7, 2014, Dare County Board of Commissioners Meeting, the Board of Commissioners will issue a Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation. The proclamation establishes April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Dare County and calls upon all citizens, community agencies, faith groups, medical faciltities, elected leaders and businesses to increase to increase their participation in our efforts to support families, thereby preventing child abuse and strengthening the communities in which we live.

A special display, "Because Someone Cared", will be moved to various locations throughout the county the month of April to raise awareness about the important role each community member plays in protecting children and strengthening families. The display of nearly 200 children represents the 362 children in Dare County who received protective services through the Department of Social Services in 2013. This project is made possible by the Dare County Department of Social Services, Children and Youth Partnership and other collaborating agencies and organizations that work together throughout the year to make our community a safer and healthier place for children and families.  

Check out the article printed in the Coastland Times, Thursday, April 3, 2014:  Across America, April Designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month and in the Outer Banks Sentinel, Wednesday, April 9, 2014:  Caring About Child Abuse

Display can be seen at the following locations:


- In Kill Devil Hills on the corner of Croatan Highway and 8th Street (April 1 - April 11)
- On Hatteras Island at Spa Koru in Avon (April 11-April 21)
- In Manteo at the Dare County Alternative School (April 21 - April 30)

 

KidsFest is Coming 

Boys in Potato Sacks

Enjoying potato sack races at KidsFest last year, these children remind us that KidsFest is coming again this spring. Children & Youth Partnership for Dare county is planning another exciting KidsFest to be held Friday, May 9 (Rain Date is May 16) at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Children, parents, grandparents and child care programs are invited to participate in a morning of fun, games, crafts, snowballs, exploration, and play activities for young children. 

Check out the article printed in the Outer Banks Sentinel, Wednesday, April 2, 2014:  KidsFest is Coming and in The Coastland Times, Thursday, April 17, 2014:  Organizers Ready for KidsFest 2014.

 

 

 

Experiencing the Fun of Math and Science Through Blocks

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Children and Youth Partnership for Dare County's seventh annual Block Play Extravaganza was a success.  PNC's Grow up Great Initiative sponsored the event, and employees from the local PNC Bank branches were on-hand as volunteers. A total of 112 children and 84 adults experienced the fun of math and science learning through block play during this interactive building extravaganza for young children. Particiants were able to explore a variety of blocks, including large foam blocks, unit blocks, homemade blocks, unit cubes and wodden planks, while playing at five unique block stations.

Check out the article printed in the Outer Banks Sentinel, Wednesday, March 19, 2014:  Experiencing the Fun of Math and Science Through Blocks.

 

Blocks Are For Learning

Blocks 5

The 7th Annual Block Play Extravaganza was a success!  PNC's Grow up Great Initiative sponsored the Block Play Extravaganza, and employees from the local PNC Bank branches were on hand as volunteers for the event, organized by Chilren & Youth Partnership for Dare County (C&YP). 

A total of 112 children and 84 adults experienced the fun of math and science learning through block play during this interactive building extravaganza for young children in Dare County.  Participants were able to explore a variety of blocks, including large foarm blocks, unit blocks, homemade blocks, unit cubes and wooden planks, while playing at five unique block stations.

  CY&P is a non-profit organization serving Dare children, youth and families.  The partnership administers the state Smart Start program for Dare County for children birth through 5 years of age and is a central source of information about activites, programs and resources for children.  (photo courtesy C&YP for Dare County). 

Check out the article printed in The Coastland Times, Tuesday, March 25, 2014:  Blocks Are For Learning.

 

 

Block Play Builds Learning Foundation

Block Play Press Release

Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County’s annual Block Play Extravaganza is taking place at Nags Head Church on Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8.  

Experience the fun of math and science learning through block play during this interactive building extravaganza for parents and children 8 months to 5 years of age.

Block Play Extravaganza is an interactive exhibit that provides parents and their young children a hands-on learning laboratory to interact with blocks and gain understanding of the math and science concepts learned while playing with blocks. Children enjoy block play at five different stations and early childhood educators from the Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County will be available to demonstrate techniques that can help parents maximize their child’s learning.  Sessions fill-up quickly – don’t miss this unique opportunity!

Pre-registration is required by contacting Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County at 441-0614. For more information visit www.darekids.org

Check out the article printed in The Coastland Times, Thursday, February 20, 2014:  Block Play Builds Learning Foundation.


Free Workshop on Positive Behavior Intervention at YMCA

Karen Laughlin from the Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center will provide a free workshop “Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports” for parents and families of children with special needs, teachers and other professionals. The workshop will be held at the Outer Banks YMCA on Wednesday, January 15, at 6:30pm-8:30pm and Thursday, January 16, 10am-12noon. Learn skills that will help parents and teachers to identify and understand challenging behaviors while creating an atmosphere for positive change and support. Discover how Functional Behavior Assessments and Positive Behavior Supports can work at school and at home. This workshop is free of charge and co-sponsored by Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County and Dare County/Currituck County Local Interagency Coordinating Council. If you’re interested in attending one of these session, call Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County at 441-0614or register online at www.darekids.org.

Check out the article printed in the Outer Banks Sentinel on Wednesday, January 8, 2014:  Free Workshop on Positive Behavior Intervention at YMCA and in The Coastland Times on Thursday, January 9, 2014:  Workshop for Those Nurturing Exceptional Kids

Fishermen Imagine Children Reading

Angler's Club

Wayne Mathis (right) of Cape Hatteras Angler’s Club, presents a check for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program to Carla Heppert (left) of Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library mails an age-appropriate book once a month to enrolled children, ages birth-five.

Since the first books were mailed to children in Dare County in 2008, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has been embraced by the Dare County community. Recognizing the importance of books and family reading time, Cape Hatteras Angler’s Club has generously supported the program for several years, and through their recent donation of $300 to Children & Youth Partnership for Imagination Library, continues to help provide early literacy experiences for young children, ages birth-five, in Dare County.

There are only 2,000 days from the time a child is born to the time that child enters into Kindergarten. Through their donation to Imagination Library, Cape Hatteras Angler’s Club is helping to better prepare children for their journeys into Kindergarten by encouraging a lifelong love of reading at the youngest age possible. When children receive their own special book in their mailbox, the excitement that follows helps to ensure happy children and families, and a special time centered around a good book.

Currently, there are 1,050 children enrolled in Imagination Library in Dare County, and both individual and group donations are welcomed to help support these children. A donation of $27 will sponsor one child to receive quality, age-appropriate books for a year’s worth of reading. For more information on how to become a sponsor, or how families living in Dare County can enroll their child in Imagination Library, please call 441-0614 or visit our website at www.darekids.org.

Children & Youth Partnership is a non-profit organization serving children, youth, and families in Dare County. The Partnership administers the state Smart Start program for Dare County for children birth through age 5 and is a central source of information about activities, programs and resources for children. 

Check out the article printed in The Coastland Times on Thursday, December 4, 2013: Fishermen Imagine Children Reading
and in the Outer Banks Sentinel on Wednesday, December 25, 2013:  Supporting Imagination Library

Presenting Parenting Enrichment Program

Sugar and Spice


Kathy Burrus will present a free workshop, Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice at the Outer Banks YMCA on Tuesday, November 12, 6:30-8pm.  By attending this workshop, you will gain insight about how girls are raised differently than boys and how you can change your parenting to increase self-esteem and self-worth in your daughters. 

Additionally, learn strategies to help your daughters grow into independent, self-reliant, successful young women while avoiding the pitfalls of becoming victims of harmful or abusive relationships.

The workshop is free of charge and presented by the Parenting Enrichment Program. Child Care is available at the YMCA location upon request. Register online at www.darekids.org or call Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County at 441-0614.

Check out the article printed in The Coastland Times on Thursday, November 7, 2013:  Presenting Parenting Enrichment Program.