top of page



The Latest

40 under 40 2020.jpg

9th Annual 40 Under 40 Gala

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 8:24AM EST

Join us in celebrating 40 deserving individuals who are doing amazing work in their community at our 9th Annual Forty Under 40 Awards Gala. The gala will take place Virtually on  June 26, 2021 at 6:00 pm. Proceeds will benefit scholarships and programs for deserving students. 

Class of 2020 and 2021 Scholarship Recipients:

Class of  2020 Nyah Degraffenried

Class of 2021 Jamari McKoy

Class of 2021 Honorees:

Honorees to be announced:

Latorius Adams, Larry Adams Jr., Marcus Amerson, De-Ven Atkinson, Courtney Banks-McLaughlin, Silnettra Barnhill, Jamie Bell, Laniyah Blacclove, Jewrine Brown, Kisha Holden-York, Lupe Howell, Meeya Johnson-Williams, Jasmine Jones, Amber Kennedy, Darius Lyon, Adam Marsh, Jaleel McLean, Za'Keya McLean, Joseph McLean, Rasandra McNeill, Chris Monds, Tesherra Nichols, Jarae Payton, Jalisha Pone, Tanya Roper, Tanisha Rouse, Raven Shyllon, Jordan Slade, Shakeeta Spears-Torres, Jarrod Spears, Dr. Jennifer Spivey, Latoya Stockdale-Harrington, Charity Thomas, Bethany Walker-Johnson, DeQuan Walker, Robert White, Ieshia Williams, Nikisha Williams, and Rodrick Worth.

Baby Contest Participants:

Stanley Armstrong III, Teegan Barbie, Ava Cameron, Kaisley Cates, King Cates, Cassidy Council, Omir Hammond, Princess Little, Laila Malloy, Tammy'Ana Morris, Rylan Spears, Emersyn Street, and Mackenzie Wilson.

Buy tickets here.


Upcoming Events 

9th Annual Forty Under 40

Awards Gala

June 26, 2021

Virtual Event

Board of Director's Meeting

February 11, 2021

Our 20 Years Celebration

Celebrating Think Smart 20 Years of Service on April 24, 2021

More Details to Follow


18th Annual Summer Enrichment Academy 

Monday, April 22, 2019 7:31AM EST

Think Smart Outreach Center is gearing up for their 18th Annual Summer Enrichment Academy.

The camp will begin June 17th through August 8th 2019. Activities include STEM Activities, Field Trips, Educational Activities, Sporting Activities, Social Skills Workshops, Outdoor Fitness Activities and more. This camp is FREE and for Military Dependents. Camps will be held Monday through Thursday from 9am until 1pm. This year's theme is "Oh, The Place's We'll Go." Check for child eligibility by taking this survey


Tyme2Network Black History Month Expo

Friday, February 15, 2019  3:32PM EST

Tyme2Network will be hosting a Black History Month expo on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 10:00am until 6:00pm at Purdie and Ida Family Life Center. This event is free to the public. Vendors will be available to sell items and services.  This event will have food, information sessions, entertainment and more. If you are looking to advertise your business in the presence of 200+ people, vendor and sponsorship opportunities are available. Click the link for more details 

Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Summer Enrichment Camp, Free for Grades K-5th

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 11:21AM EST

School's almost out and Summer is set to begin! Think Smart will be hosting a Summer Enrichment Camp where students will build their own robots, prepare delicious and healthy treats, unleash their inner artist, participate in exciting outdoor fitness activities, enjoy a number of off-campus field trips, and lots more! While student's take a break from the classroom, our trained instructors will make sure they stay on top of their game by incorporating educational and social skills into the curriculum to keep them on track for the next school year. Camps will begin June 18th until July 9th held Monday through Thursday from 9:00am until 1:00pm. To sign up, call our office at (910) 814-8762

WNCN Chief Meteorologists presenting Big Brothers Big Sisters organization with the 3-Degree Guarantee Challenge donation check. Photograph: WNCN

Think Smart to be featured on WNCN's 3-Degree Guarantee Weather Charity Challenge

Thursday, March 1, 2018 09:57AM EST

Think Smart has been selected as WNCN’s 3-Degree Guarantee partner for March 2018! The 3-Degree Guarantee program gives back to deserving charities for the great work they do in the community. In the month of March, WNCN will highlight and raise money on behalf of Think Smart during their evening newscast. Each day, a pledge of $50 will be awarded when the next day temperature forecast is accurate within 3 degrees, plus or minus. WNCN has also partnered with Allen Kelly & Company Heating & Air to match the pledge with an additional $50. Think Smart will be awarded at the end of the month on WNCN’s live broadcast. To learn more about WNCN’s 3-Degree Guarantee visit their website and be sure to catch Think Smart’s highlight every day during the 5:00pm and 6:00pm weather forecast in the month of March.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Stay up-to-date. Subscribe to our e-newsletter today!

Join the Think Smart team today as a volunteer or contributor.

Think Smart Outreach Center, Inc. is always looking for volunteers. For more information email


Support Think Smart Outreach Center, Inc. by making a donation. Each donation is used to support children and families in Harnett and surrounding counties.

Think Smart Outreach Center, Inc.
Corporate Office:
55 Think Smart Lane
Erwin, NC 28339
Careers l    Visit our Careers page to join our team!
Social l   
  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Vimeo Social Icon
bottom of page