Penn Center Heritage Day Celebration - November 5-7
Annual Back to School Rally - August
Bi Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner
Annual Heritage Festival - last weekend in June
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
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:
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.
- 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 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.
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
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
brighter future for our children.
We cannot do this
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. To
learn more about how you can help use the contact from below.
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The Village Group|
Bridging the Gap for a Better Community
1458 Exodus Drive Georgetown SC 29440
The Village Group is a duly organized community based non-profit organization
with exemptions under section 501 (C)(3) of the Federal
Internal Revenue Code and
State of South Carolina Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act.