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Kinston Promise Mentors and Literacy Volunteers

Listing Last Update: January 11, 2016


131 N. Queen Street
Kinston, NC 28501

Primary Contact

Theresa Bethea

(252) 522-8019

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To help my child learn
  • To improve my math skills
  • To improve my technology skills

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer
  • TV
  • Family literacy program

Program Overview

The Kinston Promise Mentor and Literacy Volunteer program provides encouragement and academic support to youth in grades 3-12. Students participate in the Kinston Promise 21st Century Community Learning Centers in Kinston and LaGrange, North Carolina. Programs are offered in an afterschool or Saturday Academy setting.

Mission Statement

Kinston Promise Neighborhood is a comprehensive approach to educating children and strengthening families in the town of Kinston, a mid-size community in eastern North Carolina. Kinston Promise Neighborhood, Inc. works through existing community-based programs to create a continuum of "cradle-through-college" solutions to improve the academic and developmental outcomes for children at all stages of growth: early learning, elementary school, middle school, high school, and college.

"The mission of the Kinston Promise Neighborhood is to develop a complete continuum of cradle-through-college-to-career solutions that are designed to improve academic and developmental outcomes for our youth.

Hours of operation: 12:00 noon - 6:00 p.m.

Program’s Demographics/Metrics

Kinston Promise Neighborhood serves students in grades K-12. Our students live in some of the most distressed neighborhoods in our community. Nearly 90% of our program participants qualify for free or reduced school lunch.

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