Positive Attitude Youth Center | www.positiveattitudeyouthcenter.com

Kerry Richmond: 336.222.6066 | positiveattitude@att.net
229 N. Graham Hopedale Rd., Burlington, NC 27217                                                                                                                  

Positive Attitude Youth Center (PAYC) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, faith-based Christian organization, which provides outreach to low income students. These students may be drop-outs; exposed to, or experiencing domestic violence; contributors to the high teen crime rate; or children of the single parent community. Regardless, PAYC’s focus is to bring the name of Jesus to these kids and their families, and help decrease the rapid growth of these problems. PAYC offers an after school program from Pre-K to 9th grade; a licensed four-star daycare; certified parenting class instruction; and a full-day, summer club. They also provide spiritual education that focuses on life skills, character development, and healthy living. PAYC’s ambition is to glorify God and extend His work among the people they serve. They currently serve about 70 children per day, during their weekly programs. This fall PAYC piloted an alternative day school for 10 high school students who are at risk of dropping out, or who displayed poor academic performance. 

Service Opportunities:

PROJECT: After School Tutoring or Club Volunteer

Description: Volunteers with after-school can assist students in K-5th grade with homework, reading, and other subjects. Volunteers with the Summer Club can organize a mini Vacation Bible School or weekly Youth Bible Groups.
Day & Time: After-School, 3:30pm–5:30pm. Monday–Thursday, 5:00pm-6:00pm (Individual Tutoring).
Summer Club, 9:00am–12:00pm on Monday-Thursday during the summer.
Location: Positive Attitude Youth Center
Requirements: Educational Experience (teacher, teacher asst.) Energetic, Great Personality

PROJECT: Walking Path Worker

Description: Positive Attitude is currently working to develop a walking path for their organization and local community. This project requires a lot of hard work from dedicated volunteers.
Day & Time: Call PAYC for scheduling
Location: Positive Attitude Youth Center
Requirements: Must be able to do some heavy lifting and work outside. This is a building/landscaping project.