In 2009, It Takes A Village Organization, Inc. and Help Our Children Foundation, Inc. merged to form, ‘It Takes A Village To Help Our Children, Inc.’, in order to create a stronger, more viable organization. The combined organization serves more than 200 youth ages 5 to 17 and operates afterschool and summer programs at two youth center locations; the Village Youth Center in Crisfield, Md. and the Garland Hayward Youth Center in Princess Anne, Md. Both centers offer a variety of programs and services, including homework help, tutoring, academic enrichment, character development, meals, recreational activities, and field trips. The hours of operation are Monday – Friday from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm.
It Takes a Village to Help Our Children, Inc. wants to be that support system, that ‘gap’, if you will, that is there to guide our kids from where they are, to where they need to be. In order to meet the challenges facing our communities’ youth, we are reaching out to engage, ‘the village’. We Need You!
• It Takes a Village to Help Our Children, Inc. was featured on the Governor’s Office for Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) website under, Promising Practices.
• Executive Director of It Takes A Village to Help Our Children, Inc. received a certificate of Excellence from MSDE 21st Century After School Programs for lights on support to Maryland’s after school programs.