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HELLO,
     WELCOME TO DARDEN ENLIGHTMENT CENTER. MY NAME IS DARREN DARDEN I AM THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF DARDEN'S ENLIGHTMENT CENTER AND I WILL BE YOUR HOST AS WE NAVIGATE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE.

     DARDEN ENLIGHTMENT CENTER IS A NON-PROFIT, TAX-EXEMPT ORGANIZATION DESIGNED TO ASSIST TROUBLED YOUTH LIVING IN RURAL AND HIGH VIOLENCE AREAS, TROUBLE HOMES AND HOUSEHOLDS WITH LIMITED EDUCATION. OUR CENTER IS LOCATED AT 3812 SOUTH MAIN STREET, FARMVILLE N.C, 27828.
     
     WORKING DIRECTLY WITH OUR EDUCATIONAL, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND STATE / FEDERAL AGENCIES DARDEN ENLIGHTMENT CENTER HELPS THOSE IN NEED FIND DIRECTION OR ANSWERS THEY SEEMINGLY CANNOT FIND ON THEIR OWN BECAUSE OF THEIR CURRENT SITUATION. 

     DARDEN ENLIGHTMENT CENTER PROVIDES THESE SERVICES 100% FREE REGARDLESS OF SEX, RACE, ETHNIC BACKGROUND, HANDICAPPED, SOCIAL STATUS, RELIGIOUS BELIEFS OR POLITICAL VIEWS (THIS IS DONE THROUGH DONATIONS AND LOVE GIFTS OF CARING PEOPLE WHO DIRECTLY OR IN-DIRECTLY WANT TO HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A PERSONS LIFE). 

    THE CENTER ENCOURAGES POSITIVE CHARACTER BUILDING, SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS, SELF-CONFIDENCE, MOTIVATION, SELF-ESTEEM, INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS, EDUCATIONAL GROWTH, HEALTH AWARENESS AND JOB SKILL PREPARATION GEARED TOWARDS MEANINGFUL WORK EXPERIENCES.
    WE USE A VARIETY OF METHODS IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE OUR DESIRE OUTCOMES. EXAMPLES OF OUR METHODS ARE: ACADEMIC TUTORING AND EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE, READING AND LITERACY PROGRAMS, COMMUNITY SERVICE AND ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES, EDUCATIONAL FIELD TRIPS AND CAREER EXPLORATION, MENTORING AND COACHING SERVICES, JOB SKILL TRAINING AND INTERNSHIPS, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND POSITIVE SOCIAL INTERACTION PROGRAMS AND P.A.C.T. (PARENT AND CHILD TIME TOGETHER).

     THE INNER PARTS OF THE CENTER IS COMPOSED OF A DONATION CENTER , A COMPUTER LAB, 2 CLASSROOMS, AN ACTIVITY ROOM, A KITCHEN AND DINING AREA AND A FULLY EQUIPPED EXERCISE CENTER. IN THE REAR OF THE CENTER ARE BASKETBALL GOALS AS WELL AS A VACANT LOT FOR ADDITIONAL SPORTS, GAMES AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

     IF YOU KNOW OF ANY OTHER SERVICES OR CREATIVE IDEAS THAT WE MAY USE IN OUR SERVICE TO THOSE IN NEED PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO CONTACT US AND BECOME A PARTNER IN OUR CAUSE. DARDEN ENLIGHTMENT CENTER IS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR WAYS TO INVOLVE OTHERS AND IMPROVE OUR METHODS TOWARDS OUR MISSION TO SERVE THOSE IN NEED.
   
    The Best of Friends met here at the Enlightment Center 

                (Essence and Darriel)

                                                                                                                                  
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