The Sprott Youth Center promotes the development of the youth and other persons of the Moncure and surrounding communities, to include but not limited to academics, health education, athletics, and fellowship activities. In addition, it shall be used for community events.
The Sprott Youth Center is a non-profit 501 c3 corporation. The mission of the Center is to promote the development of the youth and other persons of the Moncure and surrounding communities, to include but not limited to academics, health education, athletics, and fellowship activities. In addition, it shall be used for community events.
The facility currently known as the Sprott Youth Center was erected circa 1936 as a gymnasium on the Old Moncure School property. Many of Moncure’s citizens attended school there, participated in a variety of activities in the gymnasium, and value this property because of their fond memories and the historical value of the facility to the community.
Over the years, hundreds of youth have participated in activities at the facility including scouting, basketball, volleyball, ping pong, foosball, and educational programs and have gone together to summer camps. Many community events have been held at the center and have even been catered out of the on-site kitchen.
The property fell into disrepair several years ago and the Center was closed to the public. The Center re-opened its doors in December 2014 because of a grant given by Western Wake Alliance and administered by Chatham County. The grant was for a community center in southeast Chatham County. This grant funded the renovation of the outside of the building plus the gymnasium, bathrooms, and kitchen. And, the Center now has central air and heating! In June 2016, the classroom section of the building re-opened. We are working on a library room at this time.
During the years that the Center was closed, many community people never stopped believing and working toward the re-opening of the Center. Thank you to everyone who has supported the Center all of these years!
Currently, the Board of Directors is working to define programming for the Center. We open the gym once a week to people in the community for fellowship and basketball. Our Afterschool Program for K-5 students operated from the 2017-2018 through the 2019-2020 school years, but has been suspended since Covid.
Our financial information and a copy of our license are available from the State Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State.