Cause for Celebration at CYP
Since moving in April into The Center for Children & Youth Partnership (CYP) at 534 Ananias Dare Street in Manteo, the newly-renovated property is already increasing CYP’s capacity to grow partnerships.
CYP has hosted several collaborative meetings and workshops for groups that serve the needs of young people birth through adolescence and their families. We have been thrilled also to welcome new visitors to our expanded resource room and lending library for parents, child care providers and early education teachers, understanding that these connections foster more effective collaboration to meet developmental needs across a broader age span of our young people.
The contributions of many who made our new Center possible are indeed cause for celebration! Major renovations required for CYP to occupy the property in Manteo were funded largely by two generous grants from the Outer Banks Community Foundation, totaling $48,825. In addition, the North Banks Rotary Foundation provided funds to help furnish and equip CYP’s Resource Room with bilingual materials, as well as to purchase a Smart TV for the Center’s training space.
Several businesses were also instrumental in the project’s completion. Before renovations began, On the Mark Home Inspection and Dare Challenge provided much appreciated services at no charge. Sampson Contracting donated consulting services and construction materials toward the project. W.M. Dunn Construction, Beach Heating & Air, Sonny’s Painting, Atlantic Flooring, Dare Wireless, Kellogg Supply Co., and Hardy Moving and Storage provided deeply discounted goods and services to help us reach our goal of opening the new Center.
The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce will help CYP celebrate these specific contributions during our Ribbon-Cutting and Dedication on September 28, with tours of the Center and a reception from 3:30pm-5:00pm, and the recognition ceremony at 4:15pm. We hope you will join us as we celebrate our new space!
In the meantime, feel free to drop by the Center for a visit. CYP’s office hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-5:00pm and Friday, 8:30am-noon. You are always welcome!