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Positive Attitude Youth Center is a non-profit organization in Burlington, North Carolina that works to reach out to children and young adults to help them mature physically, spiritually, and emotionally.

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Gavin Stevens, Featured Speaker

Gavin Sands Stevens serves as the Executive Director of the Alamance Community Foundation. She moved to Alamance County from her hometown of Pawleys Island, South Carolina in 2003 to attend college at Elon University. She holds both a BA in Art and an MBA from Elon. She has also earned a Certificate of Nonprofit Management from Duke University and is a Chartered Advisor of Philanthropy through the American College of Financial Services. Prior to stepping into her current role in 2017, Gavin worked for the United Way of Greater
Greensboro, the Macy’s Merchandising Group in New York City, and her alma mater Elon University. She volunteered as a founding board member for Reconsidered Goods, a creative reuse nonprofit in Greensboro, NC, and currently holds the role of Board Chair at the First Presbyterian Church of Burlington’s Child Development Center. Gavin and her husband, Scott, live in Elon where they are raising their three young daughters.

Thank You to First Horizon Bank!

First Horizon Bank employees are providing tutoring to our After School students.  They are working on financial literacy with our students as well as helping them feel more confident with math skills.  Thank you to First Horizon for partnering with us.  We rely on our community partners and value their support.  
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Welcome New Board Members!

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New members:
Brandon Williamson,
John Erwin, and Lorene Neese with Pastor Kerry Richmond

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PAYC Board of Directors

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Thank you, Dr. Mark Miller and Nurse Kellie!

We would like to express our thanks to Dr. Mark Miller and his nurse, Kellie.  They provided free physicals to our Positive Day School and Positive Attitude Youth Center students.  We sincerely appreciate Dr. Miller's generosity and willingness to serve our community in this way.  

Mission Statement

Founded in 1995, Positive Attitude Youth Center's vision of its ministry is threefold. First, we serve  at-risk families and communities with needed resources. Secondly, we attend to the whole child: spiritually, academically, and physically. Finally, we give students and families the opportunity to improve socially, build sustainable and healthy lifestyles, and build character.  Through this vision, PAYC hopes to see better neighborhoods, less crime, and more thoughtful choices from children and young adults.

Contact Positive Attitude Youth Center

229 N. Graham Hopedale Road

Burlington, NC 27217


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