Anchors Up!

Start your life’s journey on the right track. The Anchors Up program and our mentors can help guide you in the right direction.

Chart Your Course to Success & Wellness

Anchors Up! (AU) is a federally funded youth development program for teens in Bladen County, North Carolina. The program is open to middle and high school students in grades 7-12.

Through the AU program, you will learn:

  • Strategies for success
  • How to prevent poverty
  • How to have healthy relationships
  • How to avoid teenage pregnancy 
  • How to resist risky behaviors such as drinking, drug abuse and bullying
  •  How to set goals for your life


Anchors Up! gives you access to coaching, fishbowl talks and wellness workshops. Through AU, you will also have access to community health and service agencies that can help you address wellness needs.

The Anchors Up program is supported by the Family & Youth Services Bureau (FYSB).

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