In November 1997, Pitt County held the first county summit in the State of North Carolina as a part of the national campaign, “America’s Promise”. The Pitt Alliance for Youth (PAY) was formed as a community coalition to work towards the goal of seeing that every youth has access to the Five Fundamental Resources for Youth.
Five Fundamental Resources for Youth:
Mentor: Each youth needs an ongoing relationship with a caring adult.
Protect: Each youth needs a safe place with structured activities to go to during non-school hours.
Nurture: Each youth needs access to adequate health care.
Teach: Each youth needs to develop marketable skills through an effective education.
Serve: Each youth needs to have the opportunity to become an active citizen and understand the importance of giving back to the community.
The Pitt Alliance for Youth presented the first President’s Volunteer Service Awards to outstanding youth volunteers in the Spring of 2007. Students attending elementary, middle and high schools were eligible to participate. They were recognized for volunteer contributions on three levels: bronze, silver and gold.