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The Stokes Partnership for Children is a non-profit organization led by local volunteers, designed to provide programs and services for families and children in Stokes County, North Carolina.

The Stokes Partnership for Children...

  • administers Smart Start and NC Pre-K funds from the state legislature to support programs to benefit children age 0-5 and their families.

  • is a catalyst for bringing different groups together for the sake of the children.

  • educates the community on the critical needs of young children and helps develop solutions.

 Board of Directors
  • Jen de Ridder, Chair, YMCA Camp Hanes

  • Debbie Merritt, Vice Chair, Retired

  • Ann Watts, Treasurer, Retired

  • Arden Browder, Secretary, Retired

  • Dr. Brad Rice, Superintendent, Stokes County Schools

  • Ronnie Mendenhall, Stokes County Commissioner

  • Jessicca Smith, YVEDDI Head Start

  • Stephanie Lackey, Forsyth Tech

  • Pat Messick, Stokes County Board of Education 

  • Jamie Stowe, First National Bank

  • Donna Boyles, Retired

  • Tammy Martin, Stokes County Health Department

  • Derrick Vickers, Insight Human Services

  • Gretchen Parker, King Public Library

Our Mission Statement: Building foundations for young children to succeed through a partnership of families, communities and businesses.

Vision Statement: Each child reaches his or her potential and is prepared for success.


Contact US!


Stokes Partnership for Children, Inc.
151 Jefferson Church Road, Suite 104
PO Box 2319
King, NC 27021
Phone: 336-985-2676
Fax: 336-985-3302
Office hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


You can find us here!

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