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EVENTS
BACK TO SCHOOL RALLY
Saturday, August 9, 4pm
Plantersville Elementary School



Plantersville Summer Academy Opens - Enrollment exceeds expectations!

On Monday, June 9, over 200 kids were registered for the Plantersville Summer Academy. The excitement was contagious and highlights the enthusiasm for the workshops, outings and activities we have planned for the children.

Link to the PSA Webpage

click here for PRESS RELEASE dated MARCH 11, 2014




The Village Groupís 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
For more information about this event, call 843-240 0534.


View 2013 Annual Report - January 2014





Plantersville Community Annual Christmas Parade Club

the Village Group wins first place on Wednesday, December 25, 2013



Penn Center Heritage Day Celebration - November 5-7

Annual Back to School Rally - August


Bi Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner

Annual Heritage Festival - June 28-29, 2014


PROGRAMS
ADVENTURES
Literacy Is For Everyone

Purpose: To introduce students to the worth of being a lifelong learner; to help inspire and encourage students at Georgetown County School District the value of reading and to emphasize the community commitment to literacy; and to help generate enthusiasm and excitement for SC Palmetto Assessment of State Standards testing and high school graduation thru pep rally events with students and parents.
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Plantersville Elementary School & The Village Group
Are continuing a series of collaborations Through Adventures Ė Literacy Is For Everyone
Welcoming Celebrated Illustrator and Artist
Mr. E.B. Lewis
April 29, 2014

He attended the Temple University Tyler School of Art where he discovered his love for watercolor. During his four years at Temple, Lewis majored in Graphic Design and Illustration and art education. After graduating, he taught art in public schools for twelve years. Presently, Lewis teaches at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, continues to paint and illustrate and is a member of The Society of Illustrators in New York City. His works of fine art are owned by numerous private collectors and sold by art galleries throughout the United States and Europe.

Mr. Lewis will be spending the day at Plantersville Elementary School as part of LIFE (Literacy Is for Everyone) Adventures program, sponsored by The Village Group. The intent of this new program is to introduce students to the worth of being a lifelong learner; to help inspire and encourage students about the value of reading and to emphasize the community commitment to literacy.

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Plantersville Summer Academy


From June 10-July 25, 2013, 136 students participated in The Village Group sponsored Plantersville Summer Academy. This fully comprehensive summer program integrated academics, arts and extracurricular activities.

For a complete recap of the 2013 academy season including photos visit our PSA webpage

Aviation Education Career Program
The Village Group is pleased to announce the continuation of the educational program which offers first level exposure to the aviation industry by providing aviation exploration for middle and high school students. Aviation Career Education program helped co-sponsor the Tuskegee Airmen program on November 2 and 3, 2012 at Georgetown County Airport.


Seated is Lt. Col. Hiram E. Mann (DOTA, Back Row: Col. George E. Hardy (DOTA),
TVG volunteers Catina Brown, Annette Harvey, Bennie Mitchell, Coretha Grate, and Queen D. Funnye.

In the background is a P-51 bomber similar to what the Tuskegee Airmen flew during world II.


Each participant of the program will learn about aviation history, theory of flight, and other related subjects. The focus is on aviation exploration with emphasis on opportunities for women and minorities. Students will have the opportunity to go on field trips to aviation facilities, museums and participate in other hands-on activities designed to give students a total aviation experience. All expenses associated with this program, except food, will be funded through The Village Group. This school year our goal is to participate in the following activities:
  • visit local airports in Georgetown County
  • visit Washington DC Air and Space Museum
  • travel on an overnight field trip to Greenville, SC to visit a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA ) approved training program and commercial airport
  • invite representatives within the FAA and also someone associated with the Organization of Black Airline Pilots to speak to middle and high school students at Carvers Bay
The directors and members of The Village Group seek to engage the young people of this rural African American community in such a way as to inspire, motivate and compel middle and high school students to explore careers in aviation. It is our intent to provide such excitement through a series of field trips.

The aviation industry has much to offer these young individuals. Only five percent of professionals in the aviation industry represent women and individuals of color. The young people in the Village Group need to know that they can tap into this field rich with history, culture, challenges and educational opportunities. It is our desire to help them see that the aviation industry has something for everyone. For those interested in working with their hands, aircraft maintenance technology can be a field to explore. For those seeking management positions but donít wish to leave the beloved state of South Carolina, they can receive a bachelorís degree in Aviation Maintenance Management through a partnership with Greenville Technical College and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Of course, there are opportunities for those wishing to fly the friendly skies and become pilots.


PLANNING

REPORTS
View 2013 Annual Report - January 2014

View 2011 Annual Report - "Strategizing for the Future"

View 2011 Strategic Plan PDF - "May 21, 2011"

View 2010 Annual Report PDF -"Rising to Excellence"

View 2009 Annual Report PDF - "A 2009 Retrospective"


MISSION STATEMENT
What is our Mission?
Our 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
What are our Goals?
The Village Group provides a stepping stone for our youth to move to a brighter future. Our belief is that if you take care of your youth, in the future they will give back to the community. We encourage parents to be role models for their children and allows children to make smart decisions.

We recognize and thank our volunteers
The Village Group of Georgetown County, SC provides a stepping stone for our youth to move to a brighter future. Our belief is that if you take care of your youth, in the future they will give back to the community. We encourage parents to be role models for their children and allow children to make smart decisions.

The Village Group is comprised of community leaders, parents, senior citizens and concerned citizens with one common interest:

To improve our community and
build a brighter future for our children.


We cannot do this alone!

While The Village Group has reached out and joined forces with numerous community resources and organizations, we need your financial support to make these community projects a reality. I am asking that you please make a contribution. All donations are tax deductible and should be made payable to The Village Group.


Your monetary contributions will allow the youth of our community to purchase school supplies and meals, and also provide transportation. Recreational activities are held regularly to promote teamwork and a healthy lifestyle.

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