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In July 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. This merger brings together the legacy, great work and outstanding reputation of Help our Children Foundation, Inc, with the current good works, programs, and strong reputation of It Takes A Village Organization, Inc.

Help Our Children Foundation, Inc. was incorporated as a non-profit Christian organization in 1992 in order to provide a wide range of social, educational and spiritual services to youth and families living in Somerset County.

Help our Children Foundation, Inc. has managed an After School Program for more than ten years and has delivered numerous successful youth programs including, anti-tobacco, homework assistance, and drug/alcohol prevention.

Help Our Children Foundation also managed a summer food program which served more than 50 children. In addition, Help Our Children Foundation, Inc. partnered with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, to host the UMES Saturday Academy, helping students in grades 9 – 12 improve reading, writing, math and S.A.T. test taking strategies.

With a similar mission, It Takes A Village Organization, Inc. began working with the youth in the Crisfield community in 2005 and became incorporated as a non-profit in 2007. It Takes A Village Organization, Inc. has provided educational and recreational activities to more than 160 youth between the ages of 5 to 17, including an After School truancy and reading intervention program for middle school youth at Crisfield High School.

Other services provided by It Takes A Village Organization, Inc. include beginning, intermediate and advanced computer classes, money management classes, dance troupes, basketball leagues, cheerleading, community softball, tennis lesson, story-time, quilting and bling your jeans classes, parade competition, arts and crafts, splash party, a gospel fashion show, and a step show. Character development workshops included peer pressure, abstinence, healthy eating, smart choices and conflict resolution.