To provide education and opportunities that enhance, enrich and inspire the youth and families in the Down East communities

we areThe Bridge Downeast

The Bridge Downeast, Inc. is a non-profit organization that seeks to have a positive impact on the Down East Community in Carteret County NC by offering a variety of programs throughout the year. As a youth center, we promote a community approach to enrichment; offering support, hope and inspiration for our youth as well as families in the community. In the larger scope of our mission, we consider ourselves a facility that enriches the lives of all of the Down East Community.
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Our motto is “A rising tide lifts all boats!”

In the past, The Bridge Downeast has partnered with several organizations in order to develop opportunities within the community.

New partnerships with institutions in the area are also being developed. In 2019, The Bridge will be working with Carteret Community College to provide continuing education and lifelong learning opportunities for families. We will also be working with Carteret County Health Department, NC Coastal Federation and many small and large businesses in the area to bring resources to the youth in the Down East communities.

The Board of Directors recognize that the future of our community lies in today’s youth. Enhancing and supporting their development throughout childhood and adolescence provides the best chance for a successful transition into responsible adulthood.