Think Smart Recognized For Support In Helping Youth

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Think Smart Outreach Center Inc. 21st Century Community Learning Center Directors Pamela Williams and Nell McKoy were presented with the African-American Caucus of Harnett Democratic Party Achievement Award at its banquet last month at the Harnett County Governmental Complex in Lillington.

The award was presented to Think Smart because of its positive support in helping the youth of Harnett County through academics, athletics and leadership.

Think Smart is a nonprofit 501c3 youth organization that was founded in 2001. The organization mission “is to ensure that youth have access to programs which stimulate their total development in terms of intellectual, social, physical, cultural, and ethical growth.”

The organization’s overall goal is for its participants to graduate from high school and enroll in a post-secondary institution. According to its staff, for the past 10 years, the organization has had 100 percent of its pre-collegiate students graduate high school and accepted into college.

Think Smart provides services for youth in grades K-12 and some of their programs consists of: Summer Enrichment Academy, Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM Academy), Pre-Collegiate Academy, Leadership Academy, Careers Academy, Entrepreneurship Academy and athletics.

Think Smart is currently located in Erwin and Angier and also have sites at Harnett Central High School and Overhills Middle School. For additional information about Think Smart, contact the office at (910) 814-8762 (TSOC) or visit their website at www. thinksmartoutreach. org for additional information. Administrative office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Pictured are Think Smart Directors Pamela Williams and Nell McKoy.

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