New Place of Possibilities in Bertie County

A brand new facility is opening Sunday in Bertie County and its goal is to reach out to the children and youth of the area.

WITN got a look at the brand new Place of Possibilities in Aulander.

The 12 thousand squarefoot multi-purpose facility was created to reach out to children living in poverty in the county itself and those that surround it.

The program was developed by Reverand Dr. Laura Early and a team that recognized the need for outreach.


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  • by Ellen Parker Location: Aulander,N.C. on Jan 12, 2011 at 04:00 PM
    Hey you Guys-I know these people.They love The Lord Jesus-and it's about the love of God in action.I attended this church for years and Jesus has a plan.Rev.Early has a hotline to God and loves kids!PTL!So don't worry;no money is being wasted only invested in some of the most beautiful people and God's kingdom.It's a place for families to grow(FYI)!I don't regret any time or money I invested.The only place They are going is UP!
  • by Neo Location: Reality on Jun 7, 2010 at 10:10 PM
    WOW! I just drove by this place by myself. It's monumental kind of like mecca! Although this entire region is dying in the wake of white flight, this place of opportunities makes me happy because, well.... apparently no taxpayer dollars were wasted on it. I hope that none of our left leaning, nitwit dumocrat elected officials from this area get any ideas about funding this project with any taxpayer cash. Let it survive on it's own or die. It's a fluffed up daycare for kids who get no guidance from parents at home. If it helps, good, but anyone who thinks this is a substitute for mothers who are responsible and only have kids they can afford to care for without government support and mothers who teach children to respect others, including those of other races are fooling themselves. These kids need to grow up without being taught that they are a perma-victim.
  • by faith Location: aulander on Jun 6, 2010 at 01:23 PM
    WOW! I just drove by this place with a friend. It's amazing! I must admit that I sometimes think this town is going the way of the dinosaurs. It's dying a slow death. This building gives me hope. Thanks for this work. I look forward to coming in and seeing how to help.
  • by Neo Location: Reality on May 27, 2010 at 08:19 AM
    Yes. It doesn't work for most of the kids involved. Maybe you could be successful if you emphasized the fact that an engrained sense of entitlement is the biggest problem and design the program to completely eliminate that overbearing demand for a free living at the expense of someone else. It took 50 years of Johnson era entitlement programs and 30 years of Roosevelt era "New Deal" nonsense before that to create this mess, if you can reverse it you will have my admiration and respect.
  • by Kim on May 26, 2010 at 08:25 PM
    Help kids get a playground with your e-vote! The Place of Possibilities in Aulander, NC is in the finals to win $5K in playground equipment. We have until Monday to get as many votes as possible and are using everything we can think of to get votes. PLEASE HELP! Many of the people this rural plac, that the playground will help don’t even have access to computers or email. To do a good deed, just go to: http://projects.kaboom.org/voting/elections/design_2010#popground, register to vote (just register once). Click on the link that’s sent to your email, and VOTE for POPGROUND. You can then sign in an vote 1X every 24 hours (for each email address). The kids need your help. Can you please help spread the word. Once simple good deep can mean an awful lot! Thank you! Kim (www.placeofpossibilities.org).
  • by Life's Hard on May 26, 2010 at 12:45 PM
    Go easy on other people. Do more lifting up than tearing down.
  • by Davis Location: Windsor on May 26, 2010 at 12:44 PM
    Some of the contractors I know worked on this. It's not easy to impress guys like us. They were really amazed by what happened in there every day. Good luck.
  • by Could you define on May 26, 2010 at 12:43 PM
    Neo: By "Stuff like this?," do you mean interconnected efforts with hospitals, universities, the sheriff's office, a G.E.D. center, and work with Bertie COunty to make sure kids have a safe place to go when school is not open and home is not a safe, encouraging or supervised place? By stuff like this, do you mean organizations across the country that present a similar, privately funded model, that develops school teachers, senators, electricians, and parents who do not repeat the cycle of public aid dependence and have a 68% less likelihood of being involved in crime? You're right - "stuff like this" has been tried. The people at Place of Possibilities use the models of tehesuccessful "stuff" to build this center. Unfortunately, there are also plenty stories of failure. Mostly, they have to do with handouts, not responsibility-driven, expert supported goal reaching. When stuff like this succeed, as it has in Pittsburgh, Loas Angles, Houston, NY, and other places, it's a wonderful.
  • by linwood Location: bertie on May 26, 2010 at 12:42 PM
    not one cent has come from the taxpayer this is a church project and also no goverment funds have done anything. the taxpayers pay more money for people to set in jail think about that.
  • by Took the time Location: Windsor on May 26, 2010 at 12:33 PM
    I took teh time to go. I have to admit, I was impressed. It's like kids left their junk at the door on the way in. This one just might work. But, whether it does or doesn't wishing it ill seems silly. Why not wish it well, and hope for the best. No taxpaper $$$ built this (I asked). So, if it works, it saves us money. Bad energy need not be aimed at places working to help kids, anyway.
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