Community Engagement

Defined as: accessing and contributing to the larger community through leadership, service and the arts

Values and Goals

At PYO we believe…

  • Leadership skills (goal-setting, problem-solving and sound decision-making) are skills are needed for success in today’s world.
  • Service learning improves academic outcomes, improves workforce readiness and employability.
  • Through community engagement, youth can impact change in a community’s health
  • Access to the arts increases youth’s understanding of cultural differences, allows for healthy self- expression and introduces new employment opportunities

We want our students to…

  • Be engaged citizens- understanding opportunities and needs within Durham first and then their post-high school communities.
  • Practice leadership skills throughout high school, college and in their vocations
  • Seek cultural arts participation as a way to reinforce a love of learning, developing new interests and coping mechanisms, and increase knowledge about diverse populations

Opportunities Provided

  • Service learning throughout Durham
  • Cultural arts exposure, as participants and as audience
  • Introduction to environmental concerns and community responses
  • Leadership development at the local and state level

Community Partners

Durham Performing Arts Center   Kids Voting Durham   TLC Site

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Connect with Us

Get in Touch

Partners for Youth Opportunity  
1309 Halley Street
Durham, NC 27707 USA

Mail : [email protected]
Phone : (919) 536-4230