Welcome to Conetoe Family Life Center

The Conetoe Family Life Center, established in 2007, mission is to improve the health of the youth and community by increasing access to healthy foods, increasing physical activities and providing access to health services. The goal is to change the poverty cycle in families through improving the resources available to families, specifically children. “Change the children by education and opportunity = Change for the family.”

Programs are supported by the CSAs, the community garden and the bee operation. The youth are involved on a daily basis in the Center’s activities and operations. Through volunteers, residents, churches and other area organizations, the Center is able to provide healthy foods, resources and education to empower the youth and community to create new economic opportunities by engaging the community, whose history is rooted in the land, restore sustainable resources, build partnerships and collaboration and self preservation…

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Conetoe Family Life Center and Richard Joyner are Featured as CNN Heros

Rev. Richard Joyner has been named a 2015 Top 10 CNN Hero. Voting for CNN Hero of the Year continues through Sunday, November 15. All of this year’s Top 10 CNN Heroes will be honored during, “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute,” Sunday, December 6, on the global networks on CNN.

Healthy Living

Conetoe Family Life Center is growing a new, healthier community.

Begun as a grassroots response to the poverty, malnutrition, and premature death affecting our community, the Conetoe Family Life Center is committed to encouraging healthier, more vibrant lives for all of Edgecombe County – and beyond.

With many families in our region lacking basic access to fresh, healthy food, Conetoe Family Life Center’s…

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Youth Development

At Conetoe Family life Center, we are youth-planned, youth-led, and sowing the seeds of change.

For more than 60 Edgecombe children participating, the Conetoe Family Life Center gives children a voice in their community, their health, and their future. We believe it’s about so more than a gardening effort; our unique program empowers children with the tools they need to develop leadership abilities…

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Honey Bee Operation

The Conetoe Family Life Center’s new “bee bus” project has our kids buzzing!

Since our inception, the Conetoe Family Life Center has grown by leaps and bounds – from just a two acre plot eleven years ago to more than five sites of large-scale gardening efforts today. Now, concerned about maximizing our pollination rate, our youth decided that we needed to expand the project even further.

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