Blue Ridge Partnership for Children

Welcome to the Blue Ridge Partnership for Children. We serve families, children & parents in Avery, Mitchell and Yancey counties. We encourage you to take advantage of all the great resources, training sessions, and special events we offer each year.


September 24, 2018

Linville Falls Winery

Because of Hurricane Florence, the 2018 Taste of the Blue Ridge has been rescheduled for Monday, September 24 from 6pm to 9pm. Join us for An Evening in Tuscany at the lovely Linville Falls Winery in Avery County. The event features a fabulous meal catered by Reid’s Cafe, with wine & beer tastings, games, and live & silent auctions. Proceeds benefit the services of the Blue Ridge Partnership for Children.

September 24 from 6pm to 9pm, VIP’s admitted at 5:30pm

Taste of the Blue Ridge is our annual fundraiser where the community can come out and have fun while supporting services for kids and families! Enjoy great local food & beverages, play games, and bid on amazing auction packages. All of the proceeds from the night support programs offered by the Blue Ridge Partnership for Children in our tri-county region. Remember – all funds raised here, stay here!!

The Most Important Time in a Child’s Life

The first 2,000 days (five-and-a-half years) of a person’s life repsent the single most important time in their development. It’s when a baby’s brain is creating the connections for learning, and sets the path they will walk for the rest their lives. That’s why we offer great programs like Play & Learn and Family Resource Libraries to stimulate young children’s curiosity, social skills, and critical early learning.

Imagination Library

Country music superstar and mountain native Dolly Parton and the Dollywood Foundation created the Imagination Library to send a new book each month to every child under the age of six. The books and the delivery are entirely free, no cost to parents.

Blue Ridge Partnership for Children