CARING PEOPLE
HPU, Local Nonprofit and Church Open Youth Network House to Mentor Children
HIGH POINT, N.C., June 11, 2012 - A new program in High Point is offering local children pre-K through high school the chance to develop a strong sense of self and self-confidence and remain motivated throughout their school years.

The Youth Network House held its grand opening on June 7 at 1307 Guyer St. in High Point. It is a collaborative effort including three partners - High Point University, the Guilford County Resource and Referral Center and Christ United Methodist Church.

Members from each of the three organizations - including students studying nonprofit management at HPU - will mentor the children and develop programs that foster their development.

"Our community is able to make a much bigger impact when we join together to give through service," says Dr. Don Scarborough, vice president of community relations at HPU. "This program focuses on the enrichment and self-discovery of our youth as they grow to become contributing residents in the City of High Point."

Dr. Pamela Palmer, assistant professor of Nonprofit Leadership and Management, says that HPU is dedicated to offering its students experiential learning opportunities as well as service learning opportunities that teach students the importance of giving back to local communities.

"The Youth Network House provides a place for nonprofit management majors to gain major insight and hands-on experience in a nonprofit setting while also impacting the lives of local children."

For information on how children can become part of the program, contact the Guildford County Resource and Referral Center at 454-1140.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.℠ HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. HPU was selected in the 2010-2011 list of "Colleges of Distinction," as well as one of the top green schools in the country by the Sierra Club. The university offers 44 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and 10 graduate degree programs. It is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at highpoint.edu.

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