Wilson Youth Programs

Youth Involvement is Key to Teen Success!

According to the Corporation for National & Community Service, teen involvement in their own community is a key factor for success in life, school and career.

  • Estimated 15.5 million teens volunteer every year, twice the rate of adults
  • Youth members volunteer an average of 29 hours per year
  • 3/4th of all teens that are involved in a community organization do so through faith based sponsored groups
  • 65% of youth that are involved in the community demonstrate higher grades in school and coursework

Wilson provides many opportunities for teens and youth to get involved in their own community.

The Wilson Youth Council, in collaboration with Wilson 20/20, provides the list below of independent community organizations as a resource guide for teens and families.

If you are aware of a youth/teen program that should be added to this list, please contact the Wilson Youth Council, sponsored by the City of Wilson Human Relations Office, by calling: 252-399-2308.

Youth Organizations:

Click on the Program Title (name) to link to the organization’s website, if available.

List Program Title         Type Phone # Description
1 4-H Club Club 252-237-0111 Club, summer camps & after school programs
2 ACT for Youth Arts 252-291-4329 Annual theatre productions
3 Arts Council of Wilson Summer 252-291-4329 summer camps
4 Barton College Summer 252-399-6514 athletic summer camps
5 Boy Scouts Troop #4 Club 252-291-9233 scouting
6 Boy Scouts Troop #8 Club 252-243-5163 scouting
7 Boy Scouts Troop #89 Club 252-237-3709 scouting
8 Camp Sunshine Summer 252-237-8266 sponsored by ARC
9 Combs Music Arts 252-237-6608 music lessons
10 Dance Studio B Arts 252-291-3363 dance classes & camps
11 Dong’s Martial Arts Sports 252-291-4853 martial arts lessons
12 Girl Scouts Club 252-560-5860 scouting
13 Imagination Station Arts 252-291-5113 science museum, workshops & summer camps
14 Heavens Footprints Arts 252-294-8632 dance classes & camps
15 Hunter’s Dance Arts 252-237-3578 dance classes & camps
16 Kairos Church Faith 252-291-8638 youth group ministry
17 Korfmann Music Arts 252-399-2285 music lessons
18 Megan’s Academy of Dance Arts 252-237-3625 dance classes & camps
19 OIC After care 252-291-0038 After school care, mentoring & tutoring
20 Open Door Community Outreach After care 252-237-5335 after school care
21 PAL – Police Athletic League Summer 252-399-2323 athletic camps
22 Parks & Recreation Recreation 252-399-2266 wide variety of classes, workshops & athletics
23 Positive Youth for Change Service 252-206-7002 mentoring, tutoring and volunteer opportunities
24 ProMusic Conservatory Arts 252-291-3386 music and chorus
25 Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club After care & Club 252-243-5443 wide variety of after school care, tutoring, mentoring and recreation
26 SAY – Save a Youth After care & Club  252-265-9764
wide variety of after school care, tutoring, mentoring and recreation
27 Smart Choices for Youth Service 252-243-2900 wide variety of after school care, tutoring, mentoring and recreation
28 Struggling Reader Tutoring 252-281-1823 reading instruction
29 Studio One Arts 252-291-2160 art
30 Tang Soo Do Recreation 252-291-8752 Karate
31 Teen Court Service 252-265-5963 Leadership and service, learning about justice and legal system thru teen court procedures
31 Teen Crisis Center Service Teen support and volunteering
33 Teens in Action Summer 252-237-7411 week long community service & volunteer program
34 The SPOT After care & Club 252-991-4018 wide variety of after school care, tutoring, mentoring and recreation
35 TOBS Summer 252-291-8627 baseball summer camps
36 Toe 2 Toe Dance Arts 252-237-3302 dance classes & camps
37 Wilson County Fair – Junior Fair Board Club 252-237-8443 Agriculture and Fair planning
38 Wilson Community College – TRIO Educational 252-246-1275 Educational support program
39 Wilson Community College – Upward Bound Educational 252-246-1275 College prep program
40 Wilson Community Church – DUB Youth Group Faith based 252-237-6608 youth ministry
41 Wilson Youth Athletic Association Recreation 252-230-2467 sports
42 Wilson Youth Council Service 252-399-2308 Teen volunteering, community service and leadership
43 YMCA Recreation 252-291-9622 wide variety of classes, workshops & summer camps
44 YOUTH of Wilson Service 252-243-3675 Restitution based teen community service


More Youth Resources:

High School Clubs & Student Organizations:


Tutoring and Faith bases group information coming soon!