Many Partners come together to work with It Takes A Village To Help Our Children, Inc., to make our mission a success.

A Community United

It truly does… take a village!!! In our small, rural community, collaboration is a necessity.  In order to maximize the use of limited funding, It Takes A Village To Help Our Children, Inc. has developed a number of strong collaborative relationships:

  • 4 H Enrichment Program Somerset County – provide workshops, including nutrition and health, arts and crafts
  • Best Value Somers Cove Motel – provided access to swimming pool for our students during our summer program
  • City of Crisfield – provided support in establishing a location for our youth center in Crisfield
  • Crisfield and Princess Anne Police Departments – provided informational seminars to our students, including anti- gang workshops
  • Do Jo Karate – provided discount karate lessons for our students during the summer program
  • Elks Pride Lodge 194 – provides monetary support to field trips and other youth activities for our program
  • Girl Scouts – provides character development and peer pressure workshops to our youth
  • GOC – Governor’s Office for Children – provides grant funds for program operations
  • GOCCP – Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention– provides grant funds for program operations
  • House of Refuge – provided van services to support the overflow of youth during our summer program
  • KCI Technologies, Inc. – provided retired computers for our computer lab learning center
  • Kids of Honor – provide character development programs to increase developmental assets for our youth
  • KUMON Learning Center of  Salisbury – provided discounted monthly fee to program participants for Seasons 4 Success targeted reading intervention program
  • Maryland Food Bank – provides hot meals for afterschool program and lunch and snack for summer program
  • Minority Youth Project – provided character building and health workshops to our students
  • Princess Anne Gardening Club – providing gardening experiences and nutrition information
  • Salvation Army –  provided continued access to the gym for basketball and overflow activities
  • Sharp Water – Salisbury, MD – provided bottled water for summer program
  • Shiloh United Methodist Church and Men’s Club – provides monthly program donation and provides van services at a discounted rate to transport students to and from program activities
  • SHORE UP!/HEAD START – pledged to lease 3 classrooms, office, gym/auditorium, at a substantially discounted rate for the Crisfield Youth Center
  • Somerset County Local Management Board – provides ongoing program & grant funds monitoring, support and exploring opportunities for government funding.
  • Somerset County Public Schools – pledged the use of 60 desks for the Crisfield Youth Center, pledged transportation to drop students at program site after school, provide student progress information
  • Somerset County Health Dept. – pledged to provide nutrition workshops for our students at the Crisfield Youth Center
  • SONLIFE Community Church in Salisbury – provides a monthly stipend to support our work with the youth in our community
  • Town of Princess Anne, Garland Hayward Youth Center Board – pledged collaboration on the implementation of the Crisfeld Youth Center Targeted Outreach Program
  • Woodrow Wilson Community Center  (Housing Authority) provided continued access to the gym for basketball and overflow activities