The mission of the Youth Opportunity Program at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is to increase the number of students graduating from high schools within local enterprise communities (Fairmont, Lumberton, Rowland, Maxton, and Red Springs) entering into a two-year or four year institution of higher education. UNCP is a partner along with others on the Youth Opportunity Program. UNCP has five major objectives that will be the focus.
Sports and Life Enrichment Program
This program will consist of areas such as basketball, golf, volleyball, and swimming. The intention of these activities is to build and improve competitive spirit in and among students. There will be 100 students selected to participate in this summer program. Teamwork will also be demonstrated, for it is crucial for play in sports, as well as in life.
Year College Bound Program
This program will be offering enrichment in areas of math, science, reading, along with sessions in test taking and study skills. Super Saturdays will include recreation, team building activities relative to Native American, African, and European cultures.
This program will be implementing workshops throughout the summer, as well as throughout the academic year. Students will be exposed to video cameras, broadcasting equipment and the hands-on aspects of editing and presentation.
An integral portion of the summer sports and life enrichment program will be the Golf Academy. Three consecutive workshops will be held. Each workshop will last for a period of one-week and accommodate several students per week. The goal is to establish a Golf Academy for Enterprise Community Youths. The hope is to increase the number of individuals representing an enterprise community in the sport of golf.
This project will promote cultural enrichment activities relative to Native, American, African American, and European culturals. Youth will attend cultural related musical and drama performances on the campus of UNCP and in the communities.