The Bridge Downeast has been in operation since 2011. They started out as a place for teens to come on Friday and Saturday nights and have expanded to a 21st Century Learning Center afterschool program and summer camp. They provide a safe place for kids to come after school. They recognize that in order to support the youth of their community, they need to support the family. Consequently, they have been adding programs for parents and seniors in the area.

Their motto is “A rising tide lifts all boats!” As a non-profit organization in the Down East area of Carteret County, they recognize that the future of our community lies in today’s youth. They strive to enhance and support their development throughout childhood and adolescence in order to provide the best chance for a successful transition into responsible adulthood.