Ground Breaking News!!!    Construction on the new building has started.



What a beautiful sight to see……the site prep for installation of the septic tank for the NEW Bridge Downeast building has begun! You may have seen the equipment and dirt and all the activity there behind Wheatly Boys Tire and Auto at the corner of Hwy 70 and Harkers Island Rd. The driveways will also be put in and then hopefully very soon construction on the building should begin. The Lord is faithful in all things….His promises will come through….if we faint not. We are grateful for all of those that have been supportive with the giving of time, money, prayers….all are needed as we continue this process. Even though we received the special appropriations through the legislature for the building and Mr. Wheatly is graciously donating the land….we will still need funds to help us outfit the building inside….kitchen appliances, basketball goals, basketballs, office furniture. Although we do still have some of the things used in the old building….some of them were worn or in poor working order. We also intend to hire someone to oversee the Fri/Sat night operations which, of course, is totally separate from the After-school and other daytime programs planned. We seek partners to support these efforts. What an opportunity to impact our youth and the entire community! Thanks for everything!

After School Enrichment Program:

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or go directly to Application Download page…


For Donations:

Make check out to “The Bridgedowneast”

send to address:     P.O. Box 397 Harkers Island, NC 28531

For more info on making donations etc. contact Marilyn Springle

at 252 342 0962, or email her at mhs@ec.rr.com


The Bridge Downeast is a Student Center geared toward providing a safe and fun place for teens to meet, hang out, and be mentored by respected adults. We seek to be involved in the community in a number of ways such as: offering math/science camps to middle and high school age youth during the summer in collaboration with Shodor organization out of Durham; partnering with the EF Foundation for Foreign Study (Foreign Exchange Student Program); and sponsoring teams’ participation in the Beaufort Boat-building Challenge.

“The Bridge Downeast” is a non-profit organization with a tax-exempt status. We depend on donations from individuals and businesses all over the county to help support operations.