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Palmetto Giving Day

The Village Group was recently informed that we are eligible to be matched by the Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation on Palmetto Giving Day. On May 2, 2017, when we raise up to $7,500 online, they will match our donations 1:1 with Bunnelle funds.

The purpose of Palmetto Giving Day is to drive traffic to our website and/or social media pages as well as generate new donors for our organization. Each gift is 100% tax deductible and irrevocable. All donations and incentives will have unrestricted use by The Village Group.

We ask that you consider making a charitable donation this year.

Plantersville Enrichment Academy

Recently we rolled out a new project, Plantersville Enhancement Academy (PEA) afterschool program. This program commenced on January 9, 2017 and is in session with an enrollment of 77 students providing remedial education and academic enrichment. In this program, we serve students K-5 with six (6) certified teachers along with host of other support staff including teaches aids, bus drivers, janitor, food services, and administrative support for 19. The Village After-School Center provides students with tutoring, homework assistance, recreation, character education, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), Mentoring, Entrepreneurship experiences, and nutritious snacks after-school.

We look forward to updating you with news from the summer academy. Please contact us with any questions or if you would like to volunteer ~ assistance is often needed!

Plantersville Summer Academy

Plans are underway for year 9 of Plantersville Summer Academy (PSA), which commences on Monday June 5. This program provides similar academic enrichment activities that PEA offers, just on a much larger scale. Last year we had an enrollment of 256 students with a waiting list and this year we expect to have the same or slightly larger group based on the inquiries that have had thus for parents wanting to enroll their children. In addition to academics, last year we also provide many enrichment field trips such as:

  • Swimming and basketball camp, off site
  • Local Museums
  • Industries visits such as Boeing, BMW, Port Authority
  • Washington, DC Air and Space Museum
  • Fun stuff like local amusement parks, water splash, skating
  • Movie and theatrical performances
  • Environmental – Wildlife Refuges
  • Et al

Registration is now open. Click here to download the application »

Please contact us with any questions or if you would like to volunteer – assistance is often needed!

Thank you!

Ray C. Funnye
Executive Director


2016 Annual Report

We are excited to share with you our 2016 Annual Report. Click here to view the pdf  »