• North Carolina Youth Service Locations

    north carolina youth services

     Telamon Service Area
    • 913 Jefferson St., Whiteville, NC 28472 (map) • (919) 239-8151
    • 904 St. Walker St., Ste. A, Burgaw, NC 28425 (map) • (919) 239-8158



    Youth can benefit from services provided through participation in Project PRIDE: Personal Responsibility in Daily Endeavors, operated in North Carolina. Project PRIDE offers support and assistance to eligible youth, ages 16-24 years of age who reside in Columbus and Pender counties. The program is funded under the US Department of Labor’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and made possible through an award from the Cape Fear Workforce Development Board.


    The goal of Project PRIDE is to help young people build skills that lead to success as adults. With a focus on education, we provide the resources and personal support needed to help youth make good career and life decisions.


    Our in-school and out-of-school youth services emphasize dropout prevention and completion of high school or its equivalent, development of leadership skills and positive behaviors, and preparation for the world of work. Each youth participant’s situation is assessed and an individualized plan is developed based on the youth’s unique goals and needs. Support is provided through counseling, adult mentors, educational tutoring, group activities, work experience and occupational skill training.


    Program eligibility is based on criteria such as age, educational attainment and income. If you are interested in learning more about eligibility for Project PRIDE, please contact one of the offices listed above.