According to Kids Count™, nearly 40% of children in Georgetown County were living in single-parent households, many of them existing below the poverty level. These single-parent households will be struggling to make a living, handicapping their efforts to support their child’s educational efforts.
Since its inception, The Village Group has been the catalyst for unprecedented collaboration among other community organizations, while creating out-of-school summer day programs to tutor students, provide books, renovate a building for a special reading space, prep students for state/national (ACT, SAT) testing, expand their cultural horizons, expose them to new career paths, and encourage good citizenship, while discouraging drug use.
The Village Group’s mission is to serve as a conduit for the people, working to make positive changes in our community that will improve the quality of life for our residents. We seek to develop and sustain a meaningful partnership with individuals, public agencies and organizations to promote and achieve:
- Youth Development
- Literacy Enrichment
- Recreation Enhancements
- Community Improvements
Through Summer Opportunities with Academic Results (SOAR) Plantersville Summer Academy, The Village Group seeks to support these families & children by improving the educational resources available and enhancing their chances for success.
There is few, if any, other programs available that are as comprehensive as or that bring this large a range of collaboration to the academic needs of the target population.
The Village Group’s focus on preparing students for education success and meaningful careers with a STEM emphasis is best illustrated by a list of the ongoing programs.