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Our program goals are inherent in our name, “It Takes a Village to Educate a Child”. Since our programs address the needs of our clients, our offerings may change but the goal remains the same. While engaged in a fun, stimulating experience, we are able to teach our students the appropriate soft skills necessary to succeed in and out of school. We aim to pair our students’ interests with an activity they enjoy. The ultimate goal is to provide children, families and community partners “the village” with the services they need to:

  • Boost the self-esteem of individuals with “different abilities” through need based services
  • Partner with families, schools and the community to provide appropriate and equitable programs for individuals with “different abilities”
  • Create career readiness opportunities and services for teens and young adults with “different abilities”

Program Offerings:

I. Individuals with Different Abilities

  • Social Emotional Training 
  • Career Readiness Services
  • Summer Camp

II. Family Assistance

“100 Villagers Who Care” is a membership group within It Takes a Village to Educate a Child, dedicated to empowering families with children with special needs. Our mission is to provide respite services and support, aiming to alleviate burdens such as financial strains, healthcare challenges, isolation, social stigmas, and depression. Founded by Sonia Marshall-Brown, a cancer survivor who attributes stress to her diagnosis, our goal is to ease the parenting journey by offering various supports, including respite and financial assistance. We strive to raise awareness about the challenges faced by these families and facilitate networking among members to enhance access to resources and support.


The membership group holds in-person meetings on a quarterly basis in the Charleston, SC area, specifically on the 2nd Tuesday of January, April, July, and October. During these meetings, members have the opportunity to network with each other and collectively vote for a family to receive the donated funds. The ultimate objective is to gather a minimum of 100 active members within the first year and accumulate donations totaling $100,000. This collective effort ensures that the organization can make a meaningful impact on the lives of families with special needs children within the community.

We are pleased to announce two donation levels:

  1. Gold Membership – $100 donation each quarter
  2. Platinum Membership – $250 donation each quarter (a special gift is available for our Platinum Members)

To become a member or make a donation visit, click here.

III. Community Engagement

Coaching and Training for families, teachers and administrators on how to effectively collaborate with families and the community at large.