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Positive Direction for Youth & Families, Inc. is proud to offer the PDY&F Internship Program for college students, youth & adults. This program is designed to provide persons from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to give back and/or work in a professional position while building the career they would like to pursue upon graduation. The program has three primary components: hands-on work experience, educational and social awareness, and community service. The program also includes lecture series’, social and community service events, and culminates in a final project to help guide participants beyond their PDY&F experience. Internships are approximately three months in length, but can be up to one year in some instances. (Program currently unavailable)

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Become a Pdy&F Volunteer

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Together we can make a big impact in the community. PDY&F has a wide range of programs where volunteers can utilize their own skill sets to make a difference. Volunteers can help at the food pantry or with any of our youth and/or education programs. If interested in our volunteer services call (336)375-3900 or click the Register button below.

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A Spotlight on Education

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Success GED Program

“We aim to foster success through family strengthening and youth development.”

Positive Direction for Youth & Families, Inc.’s  Success GED Program model supports the principle that GED students must do more than simply pass the GED exam to go on to lead a successful life. This 12-week program provides free adult education classes, professional development, soft skills training, and a career/education fair.

Every student can use the GED as a catapult for…

  •  Post GED Training,
  • College, and
  • Employment opportunities

“Consistent with our mission of Serving Others, we are excited to provide these organziations with funding to further literacy and education across the communities we call home…It is always so exciting to see the true and meaningful impact the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has on both children and adults looking to improve their lives through literacy.”  Todd Vasos, Dollar General CEO

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Soaring Beyond Expectations

The Positive Direction for Youth & Families Soaring Beyond Expectations is an FREE ACT/SAT program that provides test preparation services to youth in Guilford County, NC. This program offers youth a unique support system through the collaborative efforts of parents, schools, and the community. We focus on:

  • Increasing Knowledge
  • Increasing Critical Thinking Skills
  • Increasing Problem-Solving Skills
  • Increasing College Readiness
  • Increasing Leadership Skills
  • Increasing Parental and Family Involvement

Through partnership with Guilford County Schools, Soaring Beyond Expectations will provide test preparation workshops and one-on-one tutoring. The children also have an opportunity to visit several location institutions of higher learning.  

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Camp Sync is a program designed for youth, grades 6 through 8 who are interested in learning about entrepreneurship as a viable career option. Camp Sync’s core activities are based upon NC REAL Action Learning. Our goals at Camp Sync are to…

  • develop leadership abilities and skills.
  • learn and apply memorable strategies to manage personal finances such as budgeting,
  • banking, and credit.
  • generate business ideas and create marketing plans
  • meet and learn from successful young entrepreneurs.
  • explore how technology can be used in small businesses.

Camp Sync is currently not available. The fee is only $30 per child. Sign up for all sessions to receive a $20 discount.

Upward Sports

Positive Direction for Youth & Families has joined forces with Upward Sports, the Nation’s leading sports league for kids, to provide a positive outlet for today’s youth, grades 1 to 5 with a focus on basketball and cheerleading. Through this exciting partnership, we create a fun sports experience based on healthy competition. We use the universal language of sports to connect with kids at a critical age and help them discover and build athletic skills, values, self-confidence and a life-long love of the game.

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