Sankofa Youth

Sankofa Youth is a youth-led enrichment program that provides opportunities for youth to learn, lead and grow. Youth are assisted by an adult program coordinator and two adult youth leaders.

Sankofa Youth activities focus on civic education, character development, life-skills enrichment and development of leadership skills. Youth members learn about the history and heritage of African-Americans in the N.C. Sandhills, participate in community service activities and serve as SFHA ambassadors and volunteers.

Through a wide range of activities, youth participants develop strengths in and gain benefit from the following areas:

  • character development

  • building leadership skills

  • confidence and empowerment

  • civic engagement

  • community service

  • health and wellness

  • mastering community resources

  • goal-setting and planning for the future


SFHA has a long history of youth programs,  such as Farming Apprenticeships, ,Young Entrepreneurs and Young Historians. Sankofa Youth continues this tradition by engaging youth in our work and preparing them to assume leadership positions in their communities. 

Our Healthwise and Sankofa Youth Programs have decided to collaborate on upcoming events and meetings which will focus on nutrition and health/active living information.

Contact SFHA for information about Sankofa Youth.

Upcoming Events

The Sankofa Youth wrapped up the year with a fun filled Christmas Party on December 14th 2019 at Creative Space Station. Activities included eating, dancing and talking about upcoming 2020 events. The youth were also given information on how to access information to help them prepare and pay for college! There was a total of 12 youth and two leaders in attendance. The youth were given bags filled with toiletries (i.e. body wash, hair products, ect.) and hams for their families. We are looking forward to a fun, educational and productive 2020!

Chanai Winborn, Sankofa Youth Coordinator, and Sankofa Youth Leaders Pam Marks and Marie Palmer

Community Partners

Bethel AME Church Youth

Dunn-Lillington District


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P.O. Box 754, Spring Lake, NC 28390